Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
Sometimes its just hard to believe how amazing it sounds/works/reacts/etc.
Never owned a real analog piece nor have i ever had an analog compressor to work with, but this thing just works, it does its job, simple and effective. Plus, you know its a saturator as well, so you get plenty of color if desired.
M. Clark II
This is probably my favorite compressor right now. I recommend you get this regardless of the genre of music you do.
Excellent emulation of the analog machine.
Excellent emulation of the analog machine. UAD as always excellent at creating plug-ins faithful to the original machines! Personally I think it is the best on the market.
As always UAD is at the Top !!!
Must have compressor
This is an awesome compressor to own. It sounds amazing. Worth every penny.
I've wanted the hardware version of this classic for a long time. I finally have it from UAD and it does not disappoint. It's now my new drum buss crusher!
Another excellent emulation. This plugin feels natural, organic. I can’t believe that I'm not missing the hardware. Nice GUI too!
Great software replication of one of the most used compressors of the '90. A must have!
The Secret weapon
Is it a secret? Love it!
Exactly what I was looking for.
Loving it on vocals and acoustic guitar. Holds it all together.
A must have plugin, amazing on almost everything, my new go to on drums and vocals!
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