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EMPIRICAL LABS Distressor EL8X Analog Knee Compressor (Single Compressor)

EMPIRICAL LABS Distressor EL8X Analog Knee Compressor (Single Compressor)
Key Features
  • British Mode with Image Link
  • Classic Knee Sound
  • Programmable Analog Distortion & Warmth
  • 384 Possible Settings
The Distressor EL8X from Empirical Labs is a professional compressor that features a wide range of controls and feature set for studio or live applications. The Distressor offers a warm, vintage sound by using a custom designed gain control circuit. All eight of the Distressor's curves are distinctive, from the 1:1 mode that simply warms up signal with low order harmonics without intentional compression, to the Nuke setting, a brick wall limiting curve that shines on live drum room mics. Some curves have different circuitry, and are effectively different compressors. The 10:1 Opto ratio uses separate detector circuitry to emulate the oldest light controlled devices, such as the LA-2A.
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