Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
The EL8 has been a nice addition to the signal chain creating cleaner vocals that require fewer takes and really help in the overall mix.
This thing is becoming my favourite compressor
It's very versatile and simply kills on vocals, the detection and colour features are great tools and the GUI is pleasing to look at. It also has a very good sound when automated to destroy tracks for more experimental sounds. Great addition to your arsenal, easy to use and sounds great. Simply a must have.
simple a very good one
Put the distressor on your vocals or parallel to your drums or what ever you want. Some tweaks and it sounds amazing good with character and weight. How it was mentioned: simple a very good one. Enjoy it!
best classic comp
Best for drums bass!!
Favorite one for drums and bass! A classic! Best tool for mixing!
I've put off getting it for 2 years and now i have it i have a crush on my drums))
This things adds the nasty with just a few twists but is also capable of subtle compression.
Super versatile and great sound!
I Keep Coming Back to the EL8
The main strength of the Distressor is how fast it is. Even on a 2:1 ratio, the attack and release times make it quick and smooth, especially for vocals. I've also used it as hard limiter. Add to this its detection and color features (such as distortion) and it is a great go-to compressor.
Just like the hardware units. Put it on drumbus and Bam!
Just like the hardware
I own a pair of EL-8X's. Now I can slap several of these on my mix without having to do the hybrid setup thing a few at a time to find the blended sound I want. thumbs up.
A must have in your arsenal, especially for drum parallel compression...distression*
Such a vibe
Added this to a track to try give it a bit of extra vibe and life. Works very well on drums and vocals. Have used on rhythm guitar bus tracks to make the stereo width sound fuller too. Love it, hopefully a UADx variant soon :)
No explanation needed
There's a reason everyone loves this unit. and this plugin delivers it. so so good!
good plugin! hot sound!
Recently purchased and already loving it on my mixes.
UA has the best plug-ins
If you could only have one
Demo this plugin on my drum buss using a preset with a little adjustment I stop the song and immediately purchased this plugin!!!!!!!
Great for tracking
Just finished tracking vocals without the need of a preamp, thanks to the distortion modes… thanks UA
A must have!