The SQUISH - uC compressor is the newest pedal from the DT garage lab. The design is an updated take on the original Squeezer circuit. The SQUISH control changes the level of compression with a range that includes plucky picking to big sustain. The uC is very easy to use - just dial in the amount of compression you want, from super squashed to loud and clear (actually that setting is not really compressed at all, now is it). The next design will include an output level control so that you will be able to tame the highest gain setting.
On my board, I place it right after the Dredge-OD in the signal chain. In that spot, I can dial the OD into it's most saturated setting, and dial down the compression (max Squish) to create a super fat guitar tone (yes, it's quiet enough to follow a high gain overdrive without adding excessive hiss into the signal path). I also like it when I need that "squeezer" - chicken picken tone made famous in the 70's. And yes, I said chicken picken.
The uC has a true bypass switch and, like all of our micro-pedals, requires external DC power (+9VDC or +12VDC into a standard, negative tip, jack).