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
$1,880
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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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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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Great sound!
Baracuda666 27.10.2022
It's very versatile and simply kills on vocals, the detection and colour features are great tools and the GUI is pleasing to look at. It also has a great sound acoustic guitars and drums. Great addition to your arsenal, easy to use and sounds great. Simply a must have!!!
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