As a long time user of studio compressors before I got in to the guitar, something I found odd when using compressor pedals (or at least the ones I used) was the lack of a gain reduction meter.
I know it's best to just listen but with compression I found it hard to judge how much compression is actually being applied. I suppose it's maybe not important to know how much, as long as the sound achieved is right, it's just after years of knowing how much gain reduction I want for certain applications it's weird going in blind.
I've actually considered getting a new compressor pedal that has a meter purely for the meter itself.
Anyone else found that at first but then got used to adjusting by ear? Any tips for doing it?