Get sucked into this video by "THOSE TONES!" in the opening track, then stay for the world tour of musical style and genre, all expressed through the Atlas Compressor and Harry's guitar playing. Harry plugs in the Atlas and uses it as a more literal atlas to traverse the world of guitar styles. Harry starts with some classic Frusciante-style picking, that pull-off laden, "twang jangle" hybrid that defined a whole subgenere of 90s alternative rock. This style is a waxing and waning mainstay in Harry's performance, but before returning to RHCP, Harry transitions smoothly into a rendition of the late '80s Chris Isaak alt-country hit, "Wicked Game", which in turn becomes excellent impressions of chicken pickin', 12-bar blues licks, and arpeggiated indie rock jangle. The Atlas is the great equalizer in all of this, showing exactly what this compressor is capable of. And it doesn't stop there.
Covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the Atlas Compressor.
...but wait, there's more. In this video Harry nails John Frusciante's compressed guitar tone on the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "The Zephyr Song." For this track, Harry used the Atlas factory preset called, "Dino Comp." The preset is, of course, based on the MXR Dyna Comp - a pedal that Fruciante is reported to use on occasion. This is a beautiful guitar line - Harry's video is also a great resource for learning how to play the tune.
The Official Atlas Introduction Video
A deep discussion with the Source Audio engineering team on the development of the Atlas Compressor and its many flavors of compression.
John Bohlingher Takes a "First Look" at Atlas
Premier Guitar Magazine's John Bohlinger plugs the Atlas Compressor into a Fender silverface Pro Reverb and shares his first impressions.
A Studio Quality Compressor Pedal!
Pete Thorn tours the Atlas Compressor and its vintage LA2A and 1176 studio rack based compressors.