Selecting a Compressor

1176, la2a, fairchild and tube tech. What is your thought process when picking different compressors for vocals? I would like to learn your opinions about their characteristics, saturation etc. Also it would be good to know if you are choosing them depending on the genre. Thanks!

If the vocal/instr is dull I’d like a brighter compressor. If it’s harsh something with more gentle characteristics. I usually start with my go-to UA LA3A (Avid LA3A is also cool) and if that doesn’t do it I may go through a few to find the right sound. Often the one I thought would be perfect doesn’t work for the tune. Change until it works to your ear. Experiment!! t