Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
Easy to use, flexible - multiple uses. Versatile on different instruments setups
Go to plugin!
Sounds identical to the real thing
I was shocked when I first used this plugin. I didn't expect it to be as close to my hardware unit as it was. The only difference I could find was that the input level on the plugin was 0.1 off from that of my hardware. That's a pretty negligible difference; especially since the sound was the same. This compressor is a swiss army knife in the audio world and can be used to make everything sound good. I highly recommend it
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
The real deal!
Sounds like the Hardware!
I was shocked that I could compress hard rock vocals the same way as the hardware version. Within a mix no one could tell if I had used the hardware or plugin version. Don’t hesitate to get this bad boy even if you own the hardware. It’s nice to use a couple within a mix or when recording in unison mode.
My favourite compression plugin. Great for making stuff sound super gnarly!
So glad I added this to my set up, it really does work great and with tons of options / possibilities.
Navaja suiza de la compresión
Its so good on Drum Bus & Vocals, magic!
My fave hardware comp is now my fave software comp
This is my go-to in the analog world and now my go-to comp in the box now. It is a fantastic plugin representation of the hardware and so close that in the mix I doubt you many can really tell the difference.
This is it!
If you have used the hardware then you already know what this comp can do and what it sounds like. That is the amazing news. This plugin sounds and behaves like the real deal or close enough when in a mix to not be able to distinguish to my ears. I work with the real analog version and have tried many other plugin flavors. THis one is THE ONE to use.
Just what the Doctor ordered!
Amazing. Been waiting just a minute to get this bad boy. Sond incredible and is my go to compressor. It just adds that extra magic!
I've wanted this for s long.....
Worth the wait. I use it on a bus with snares and toms and it makes them pop. Awesome on vocals, pretty awesome on anything. Glad I spent the coin for this.
Like the rest, its A+
so useful and rich with option and color. reacts just like the real thing
I don't know how I've lived without it! Very effective and so essential! Many uses! Powerful dynamics tool.
A Must on the Drum Bus
Just as good as the hardware. A beast on live drums.
Just like the real thing!
The Distressor is such a great piece of hardware and this plugin version sounds identical! So versatile...Love it!
Best Distressor Emulation
One of the best compressors by uad, and not so dsp greedy.
Amazing B bus compressor
Amazing compressor for the all foundation instruments.
Compared to other emulations out there it give a deeper and wider sound. On occasion sounds great with factory setting when run in parallel.