Just use this directly from the output of any device and into the console. You can also use it from the aux sends on your console, for parallel compression effects. Your choice.
This Combinator FX is a great tool. Whenever you need a nice and easy to use channel strip.
This rack includes a 3 band EQ, plus a very well callibrated one-knob compressor (taking a DBX Over-Easy Compressor as reference). You can go from a very dynamic an clean sound to a very squashed compressed signal, without loosing punch.
This also includes the use of the wheels on the left: A stereo widening tool and a LPF. Both can work incredibly well on automation.
This patch works from reason 3 and above.