Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
...as it seems! Really love the incredible match with the hardware version. The UAD features, such as the wet/dry knob, make it a even more amazing tool.
It's really great as the hardware. I hope it's the X version.
I've been dreaming about this plugin for a long time, and it didn't disappoint me. Excellent emulation of the legendary device
New Favorite on Vocals and Drums!
The Distressor seems to become my new favorite Compression on vocals and drums - versatile, great sound and easy to handle in a mix with the dry-wet option.
I've never owned or used the real hardware but I love what this does to my drums/bass stem. Looking forward to trying it on vocals and other sources. Great job UAD!
Good coompressor (only in a sale)
I really enjoy the wide application of the compressor. The DSP impact is 28% which makes very expensive on my UAD2 quad. It's nice on parallel usage on the individual drum track. Due to a failing uad2 OCT PCI card, I'm currently limited to really small setups. The biggest drawback is the default UAD price.
As with all the ua plugins I have this is a winner
Just need more processing ah well expansion it is
Best emulation on the market
I own the real thing, and UAD version is really close.
Is sound so good, so sometimes I not using the real thing.
Great on vocals, drums.
Everybody wanted a distressor plug-in and we got one. Thank you UA for giving us this plug-in. I purchased the 99 plug-in deal when I bought my Apollo and this is one of my go to plugins in just about every session.
Squash machine and a lot of more... Definitely like it!
Perfect for use on vocals!!!
Pretty great, I have 2 of the hardware and haven’t A/B’d them yet but sounds very good
It is as close as it can be...
I've own a couple Distressors units for over 12 years or more, I've used them on a ton of recordings and mixes, since I went ITB for mixing I haven't found anything like it in the digital world till I bought the EL8 plugin from UAudio and I can tell you, I just feel like I'm using my hardware units with a digital interface, amazing, well well done UA I
Can’t go wrong with this one! So nice on synth leads and plucks.
Power of software
Amazing for electric guitars, my solo sounds powerfull
I’ve been the proud owner of this plugin for a while and it’s amazing. It feels like the hardware (at least to me) and simply a wonderful tool. Thank you UAD!
This emulation is amazing! I use it on vocals, guitar, bass, drums.. pretty everything!
Really liking this emulation so far. Been checking it out on drums, bass, and electric guitars. Really versatile, as expected.
Perfect Vocal Compression
This is absolutely perfect for getting vocals to stand up front in the vocals without sounding too squashed. On sale, the price is just unbelievable for the quality!
Very usefull ! drums, bass etc..