the Marquis is a monster of a compressor and has alot of scope to it and has a huge amount of scope for changing the sound and behaviour of the compressor.
The Crunchessor is more of a general purpose track compressor and I use it all the time, however, you cannot specify things like Ratio - it's automatic, but for what it does it's excellent and sounds great.
Download Reacomp from Cockos if you want more transparent compression with the ability to change ratio etc, and buy Crunchessor for the character it imparts as it does sound great.
that would be my advice :)
(I hardly ever use marquis although it's great, it's too CPU hungry for me and is almost too versatile with too much to think about)
Crunchessor is a valve compressor emulation.
Marquis is a more standard compressor with standard settings but it is also for used to emulate various styles of compressors.
Crunchessor is easier to learn and tweak (you will have to unlearn the ratio and threshold concepts though). I love it as a final compressor on vocals and just dialing in a little gain reduction.
Marquis is probably for more precision. I would think you can better control your signal better with the Marquis.
also another important difference is crunchessor is available on Mac ;)
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