Empirical Labs EL8 X Distressor

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Distressor

  • 1 Channel classic knee compressor
  • Tube saturation
  • Opto simulation
  • XLR inputs and outputs
available since July 2005
Item number 175996
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit No
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes
$1,699
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Distressingly Good
Anonymous 26.02.2015
Everyone knows of the famous Distressor and this compressor does not disappoint. A great compressor for drums (especially snares), vocals and bass. Also pretty affordable for an industry standard compressor compared to others that can be found along side it in professional studios.

An absolute must for your studio especially if you're looking for a reasonably cheap way to build up your professional outboard selection.
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A classic!
Homemadetom 17.07.2014
You can't go wrong with the Distressor!
Versatile, you can gently compress or smash your tracks and it will always sound good.
Got so many features that make it unique. You can easily emulate the sound of some of the most famous classic compressors just tweaking a few settings. A must for every studio owner!
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Distressor
Archie F. 04.09.2013
Fantastic, I use it for tracking and does very clean through to grunge and is great for imparting analogue character from subtle to thick. Very versatile numerous options for side chain and chain.

The knees are great 2:1 is slow and gentle, great for invisible compressing. 6:1 is good at grabbing the transient without crushing which 20:1 and nuke do well. The opto 10:1 is different circuit topography and is great for smoother ala La 3/4 compression.

There is a reason this item is called a modern classic.
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une pure merveille
Ziggy W. 25.08.2011
ce compresseur est une pure merveille et compte parmi ce que j'ai rencontré de mieux en la matière (ça fait trente ans que je fais du son)
le Distressor est à l'aise partout et on peut réellement travailler le son comme on se l'imagine et/ou comme on a besoin.... il y a plein de possibilités de coloration si on le souhaite; ce sera un peu plus dur de garder une neutralité et transparence, mais ça n'est pas vraiment son job

il peut gonfler n'importe quelle source à souhait et faire sortir n'importe quelle source du mix (ou au contraire la bétonner dans le mix)
cet outil est une merveille dont je ne me lasserai pas; et l'utilisation est en plus très simple et intuitif
les sources de prédilection sont biensûr les voix (couplé à un XL42 c'est proche du Nirvana); mais ça le fait bien aussi sur une basse ou une guitare acoustique !
en couple stéréo sur un sous-groupe (exemple batterie, ou simplement les OH batterie ou les percus ou les cuivres) c'est vraiment impressionnant

pour moi c'est du tout bon et sans concessions !!
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