Empirical Labs® EL8 Distressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor
New world new ears
A new world filled with new colors
This is a must have
This was the missing link to my chain. It makes everything it touches sound better in so many different ways.
Must have plug-in!
this is the best plug in acts like hardware
Pop music would die without this hardware and although the software is slightly noisier the trade off is that you could use it at different settings with as many as your computer can stand, try that with the hardware! And with the new super M1 chips were talking punches to the chest and stomach mixes with live drums, I can finally compete now with my great samples, WITH MY REAL DRUM KITS, AMAZING!! Never a better BlackFriday gift, THANKS FAM!!!
One of the must have Plugins.
This is one of the plugins that I bought the UAD Twin for. A true workhorse compressor that you can track through with preset recall and multiple instances. What more could you ask for?
Swiss Army knife on steroids
This compressor is extremely versatile. Can handle almost any task. Absolutely awesome!!
very good. great plugin
I've never had the privilege of working with the outboard version of this compressor, but this emulation is awesome in its own right. It can be smooth and invisible, or aggressive and colorful. I'm glad I took the plunge and bought it.
very happy with the purchase
finally this device got into my family. now my drums will sound even better, thank you, great emulation
The best thing ever
Use this to make drums sound epic! Simply a must have! I use it to add sparlkle anywhere. Buy it now.
A M A Z I N G!
I've been used the hardware for a very long period. I also purchased the plugin version.
I'm so impressed. The sound, is there 90% of the hardware. WOW! If you know how to tweak the sound, you will have 99% results. The Hardware is giving you less distortion and a bit more warmth. As I said, tweak yourself and you'll get the results ;)
I love this plugin. My #1 on vocals, guitars, synth, drums.
super smooth Compressor
In the standard settings (without Distortion and Filters) this compressor is super smooth and works very well for vocals.
Very Versatile. Very effective
The plugin version to me sounds indistinguishable to the racked-up version. It's one of those super unique and versitile compressors that can be used for anything from subtle vocal compression to complete audio annhilation, and the varying states between.
Now one of my go to compressors.
Worth the price of admission!
This plugin is everything you want it to be! I'm really impressed with this plugin! Now I can cut back (just a little bit) on my go to compressor (1176). Nice job UAD!
Own the hardware, this emulation is perfect.
I've A/B'd this plug against the hardware on multiple sources, and wow, I'm blown away at it's accuracy and detail. Now I can have Distressors wherever I want them, on as many channels as I want, in a couple of clicks. All the richness is there, all the nuance. Just lovely.
S. Escudero Sarmiento
Must have compressor
It’s a very nice compressor!
Works fine and sounds good!
Brilliant piece of hardware / software. Love it! Works a charm on vocals, bass, guitars, kick, snare....list goes on. Used it on every mix since purchasing.
Must have compressor
Add great tube saturation, energy and body to any source... excitement too. It's a classic.