Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
The most versatile !
One of the most versatile compressors!
The first choice to make if I had nothing else.
Um Like yeah
Manny uses for this, and love my other compressors but dont use them much anymore due to this guy, Its the magic Iv'e been waiting on wow fantastic on drums and blending in from aux Chanel for guitars and first stage mastering chain, thanks EL8 & UA
Distresseor is an excellent versatile tool. Love it!
Classic rock drum sound
As soon as I dropped this plugin on my drums, I instantly found the big, crushed drum sound I loved and was after ! Definitely worth it
Best plug-in that I purchase in years
Sounds great on everything
Sounds better than all the other emulations out there. My singer works well with a Distressor on her voice, and this has me jonesing for the hardware now.
A must have. Sounds amazing.
F. San Filippo
If you’ve used a Distressor before….
….then you already know whether you need this. It’s a faithful recreation of the studio classic, really useful for drums, bass, vocals, anything you want to dirty up in a trasistory sort of way.
I have used the hardware on several occasions and this plugin is a fair and excellent option in the digital world. Thank you very much UAD for this tool!
Best compressor for vocals?
Simply the best compressor I've found for vocals. I wanted to buy the real hardware, but now I don't know if I need to. Very warm sound, in the face vocals!
One of my go-to for drums! Epic compressor!
Huge issue with this Compressor. It will make everything else obsolete. Be warned that you should only buy this plugin if you want 100% satisfaction. Purchasing will cause your teeth to show with a huge grin.
All in all, best money I have spent at UAD for a plug-in.
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
I own the real thing and this plugin sounds terrific!
Must say it’s pretty close.
If you need a perfect model buy the real thing.
Versatile and effective
The Swiss Army knife of compressors, finally accurately emulated in plugin form. This thing can do it all. Awesome
All in One
I really like how Distressor works with transients. Good job UAD!
It makes my vokal warm sounding, love it
My go to
Nice on vocal love using this plugin even though it’s been a few days since I bought it
Just the right amount of distortion!
Adds that classic sound and flavor. Enhances the harmonics a very musical way.