Has anyone found a successful way, or is there a method in which you can use the tube comp to give patches when for example if you are playing into your computer you get a tube kind of feel and tone? Placement, settings suggestions etc. welcome.
I can tell you the following things..
the tube comp often gives to the guitar signal a nice body and sound which conseguently affects in a very good way the amp model sound..
many times I place it at the beginning of the chain after the wah, and often I set the threshold to 100% which means almost no compression at all, because I like the sound that gives even just being on and running..
as an example start a empty patch, put a tube comp and set the threshold at 100%, now activate a fender amp model and for the moment leave it at the default settings, listen to it, now switch off the comp and hear the difference..
another good and very similar comp is the vetta juice, several times I do the same thing, set for no compression or very little, just for the sound it gives