Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
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
Distresseor is an excellent versatile tool. Love it!
Classic rock drum sound
As soon as I dropped this plugin on my drums, I instantly found the big, crushed drum sound I loved and was after ! Definitely worth it
Best plug-in that I purchase in years
Sounds great on everything
Sounds better than all the other emulations out there. My singer works well with a Distressor on her voice, and this has me jonesing for the hardware now.
A must have. Sounds amazing.
F. San Filippo
If you’ve used a Distressor before….
….then you already know whether you need this. It’s a faithful recreation of the studio classic, really useful for drums, bass, vocals, anything you want to dirty up in a trasistory sort of way.
I have used the hardware on several occasions and this plugin is a fair and excellent option in the digital world. Thank you very much UAD for this tool!
Best compressor for vocals?
Simply the best compressor I've found for vocals. I wanted to buy the real hardware, but now I don't know if I need to. Very warm sound, in the face vocals!
One of my go-to for drums! Epic compressor!
Huge issue with this Compressor. It will make everything else obsolete. Be warned that you should only buy this plugin if you want 100% satisfaction. Purchasing will cause your teeth to show with a huge grin.
All in all, best money I have spent at UAD for a plug-in.