Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor

Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor

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Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor

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M. Nazir

February 15, 2018

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor

simply says i love it

R. Heaney

February 14, 2018

Forget IT U Nailed iT!!!

Holy Shit U Nailed iT!!! End oF Story .Buy it and Thank Me!!!

A. Fontaine

February 14, 2018

very good

very good results in no time.

A. Maiani

February 9, 2018

Simply essential

Must have, nothing else to say

j. van den berghe

February 6, 2018

New favourite compressor

Title says it all!

j. alvarado alvarez del castillo

January 31, 2018

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor

Is very good sound , I like it .Highly recommended.

J. Daley

January 23, 2018

Sounds like the hardware but even better

Working on a mix struggling with a very aggressive vocal this thing is like magic and I have 2 hardware Distressors ! Great !

A. Taccône

January 17, 2018

Simply fantastic

Great on Bass, Kick drum, Snare, etc etc but I think it's like mayonnaise
"It goes out of everything"

c. morrison

January 16, 2018

A Must have

Just incredible. Really didn’t want to spend the money but it’s so good. Raised the bar and gets even closer to analog in the box IMHO

P. Kostov

January 16, 2018


This is a must-have tool for every mixing engineer! Its working so precise with the audio signal so i can do anything with it. But the thing i love most with this comp is extending the low end of a kick, using it on parallel kickbus. Thanks a lot for making this possible!

-. Trips

January 15, 2018


Hands down, of ALL the emulations I have used, from FG-Stress, to Sknote Disto and Disto-S, to Empircals own Arouser, just to name the most recent.. this UA version absolutely takes the cake!

They don't call it "the swiss army knife of compressors" for nothing. And I have literally used this on everything since buying it. The other other similar plugin I am still using is Arouser. But if I was forced to pick a single Distressor emulation and ditch all the others, without a doubt, this would be the one.

E. Budzynski

January 14, 2018

Brilliant on all sorts of source material

A real swis army knife of compressors. This emulation can recreate all sorts of different compression from opto settings to more subtle light taming. Highly recommended. Plugins with many uses are always useful and this is no exception.

J. Lewis

January 14, 2018

One of my go-to plugins

If, like me, you are running a lot of UAD plugins on a relatively ordinary computer, you will at some point feel the CPU strain. The legacy versions will help a lot. And you will want to use those to make CPU room for the Distressor, which I find is by far the biggest CPU monster in my UAD system. This is an absolutely must-own plugin for me. It is utterly utterly killer, it is magic, it is bright, it is brutal, and it is colossal in the mix. I am a big fan of the Pultec, Neve EQ and 1176 legacy versions, and by using those legacy versions wisely, I can use my Distressor...even more wisely! This is one for your arsenal, without a moment of hesitation. You might not use it on everything, but you will use it where you should.

B. Gardiner

January 14, 2018

Ok, but nothing special

Nothing I can't so with other native plug-ins to be honest. It is quick to setup so if you are familiar with the Distressor interface then why not.

Just expect to be stung for a paid upgrade to the brit mod version some time soon!

B. Gardiner

January 14, 2018

Handy, but not that special

Nothing I can't do with other native plug ins to be honest. but setting up is quick so if the distressor interface is something your used to then why not!

Just wait and you will be stung for a paid brit mod update sometime soon.

M. Cartwright

January 13, 2018

best compressor in UAD I have used.

the blend knob is great. This thing can to lots of good things. subtle or smashed. I like it.

V. Trendel

January 13, 2018

Great !!!

It's just the best compressor created to date, if you do not know what it brings to the sound, you do not know much !

s. maitland

January 3, 2018

Softube/UAD Chandler Curve Bender plugin

Stunned, just awesome so useful and sounds so good.

J. Johnson II

December 4, 2017

I lOVE It!

It sounds like the hardware! End of story from me. Buy IT!

M. Kramer

December 4, 2017

The best.

Let me keep this short. This is the best Distressor emulation out there and I freaking LOVE it!

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