The pedal is smooth and linear through its range. It's small enough to not take up too much room in my gig bag, but not sacrificing usability on stage. The staff at Sam Ash were very helpful in making my selection. I tried several other solutions of effects pedals before settling on just doing my fade ins and outs mechanically through the pedal. Kudos to the salesperson for having a lot of patience with an old guy like me. I will definitely be back.