Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
M. Velásquez Pérez
One of the best UAD plugins
The distressor is just amazing. It works great with my guitar and drum tracks. Love it!!
Lead vocals are full and in the front of my mixes
The Ultimate Compressor
Fantastic plugin! One of the most versatile compressors, works well on anything you put it on. There is definitely a learning curve, more so than with some other compressors, but once you figure it out, there’s no going back.
I can’t Distress enough!
I’m lucky enough to have used the real thing before but this is a truly remarkable emulation of the real thing. Amazing on drums and now my go to compressor for drums and percussion. Love it!
This is the best iteration of the hardware. No question. Must have.
Great Compressor _ My New Best Friend
I was skeptic at first thinking this was an ordinary compressor limiter. After my first use, I was wondering if it was working at all. It's so smoothed and transparent. All you need is just a little adjustment to make things stick. This compressor has now replaced my go to plugin for tube compression.
My go to compressor, great on everything, very versatile!!
Must have for drums and bus glue
My first choice for drums and bus glue
Wide palette of compression coloration.
I really like the way the Distressor helps my drum bus to get a punchy and yet warm sound.
Punchy and versatile
The distressor is the most versatile compressor ever made in my opinion and it just absolutely makes your drums as pumchy as they can possibly be!
UA nailed it!
Distressor for president!
100compressors in 1. Just Amazing! even without moving knobs!!
Very impressed by its versatility spanning from warm moderate compression to creative distorted sound. Especially, 'Dist 2' mode adds nice grit to my guitar.
Very nice! I recommend!
A “wow” Compressor
I always heard people talking about this compressor and always find it a little “too complicated” to understand, especially when You hear “use the optical mode” but honestly! It’s REALLY EASY to use and undertand and the sound you get on vocals is just
Punchy Warm Glue for all your compression needs.
The glue that the Distressor gives is soo warm, silcky and delicious you would almost want to put it deep in your nose. Worth every single penny.
The most versatile !
One of the most versatile compressors!
The first choice to make if I had nothing else.
Um Like yeah
Manny uses for this, and love my other compressors but dont use them much anymore due to this guy, Its the magic Iv'e been waiting on wow fantastic on drums and blending in from aux Chanel for guitars and first stage mastering chain, thanks EL8 & UA