Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
So Much Character!!!
Great compressor, with a lot of different uses. Very impressed so far.
I own WAY too many compressor plugins, but this one is at the top of the list now. All my UAD plugins are excellent tools.
Happiness is a warm Distressor.
So glad to have this in the arsenal!
From punch and crunch to smooth and transparent the Distressor is versatile and never fails to hit the mark.
Amazing compressor on drums!
finally had this plugin!
just love it!
Thought I didn't need another compressor.
I was wrong.
Jack of all trades
Super versatile and sounds great. Use on everything for whatever type of compression I need. If I could only choose one compressor to mix with for the rest of my days it would be the distressor.
First UA Plug-in
I must say I have been waiting for a single Distressor plugin for a while. Great Work UA I am very pleased with the simulation of the plugin. Having run it next to the hardware unit there is a small difference but not enough to say I won't be patching external hardware for the future. Bravo on a truly well-designed plug in that works well.
Just the right tweak, like the hardware.
It’s amazing to see, that software gives you the sparkle like the hardware. Easy to use..
Great emulation of a great hardware
Don't Distress with this Compressor
Most used compressor in my arsenal of effects. Great on everything from drums to vocals and guitars in between.
Punchy and aggressive, the definition. Awesome reproduction of the original!
An amazing recreation of an amazing compressor
UAD did it again! They absolutely nailed it out of the park when they modeled this plugin. There's a reason this compressor can be found in most major studios and now UAD has made it so that you can have it at an affordable price in your personal studio.
Interesting understanding of customer orientation
UAD waits until you have bought a plugin for full price and sends you exactly one day later a loyality price offer for same plugin. I like their sense of humour :-D
Fantastic plugin all around.
So glad this is native. This sounds great on everything, is incredibly flexible, and has multiple functions. Aside from the compression itself (which can be extremely subtle or strong), the saturation from the different distortion modes is often something I’ll reach for. Speaking of which, it should be noted that this isn’t a transparent compressor: there’s a lot of color. Highly recommend trying the demo to see if you like it.
Love it and guitar and bass, sometime I used it an vocal
I didn't know that it wasn't Native
Didn't know it wasn't native to all interfaces and now I'm stuck with it with no refund or any way to use it, b/c I no longer have an apollo...wish I would've known beforehand but whatever...
Good replication of my HW
Waiting for the native version!
This is just a must
Thanks for existing Distressor!
Just wading back in
I don't currently own a hardware version of the distressed to A/B this with, but I do have fond memories of working in a studio that had one. This is an equally fun and useful tool. As others have said, it's fantastic on percussive sounds. I'm looking forward to trying it on other things!