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Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 Matched Pair

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-177
$3,999.00
 

 

 

The Distressor is the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made it a staple for audio engineers all over the world.  With over 22,000 units in the field, it’s safe to say that the Distressor is one of the best selling high end compressors of all time….if not THE best selling.  A prominent recording engineer ...

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Empirical Labs Distressor EL8

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-291
$2,049.00
DISTRESSOR Product Description
The Distressor is an automatic gain (or volume) control device (AGC in engineering terms) designed for pro audio (music) applications. Basically, it electronically controls the volume of just about any source in a very pleasing, and "musical" manner - adding fullness, intelligibility, and especially in the Distressor's case - excitement. This type of device is often called a "limiter" or "compressor" by audio industry people. Its most probable uses will be in recording studios, live sound situations, movie sound production, and radio broadcast production.

 



Unlike most analog compressor/limiters the Distressor is a digitally controlled audio device ...

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Empirical Labs Fatso EL7X

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-702
$3,349.00

No longer the “Jr”, the new FATSO introduces a new compressor ratio, as well as enhanced interface and display functions and overall reliability.

 

New Features

· A new ratio “Eleven”, which emulates a favorite classic compressor setting.

· New Two Color Front Panel

· Improved Logic

· Separate TRACKING LED, more intuitive display.

· Backwards stepping when a front panel button is held.

· New extended stereo link functions. More choices of how to lock compressors.

· Cooler running Logic Circuitry, resulting in an overall cooler operating temperature.

· Improved overall noise floor, due to lower logic power consumption ...

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Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-703
$2,599.00

Lil FrEQ Product Description

The EL-Q Lil FrEQ. Instead of daisy chaining EQ's and frequency processors, we tried to cram most of what an Engineer needs into one single-height box, while offering the highest performance of any design we know of.


 


The EQ Sections

HP – The High Pass section is a sharp filter that cuts all content below one of eight pre-selected frequencies. We call this particular filter a “colored” filter since it is very steep and has a special shape that prevents thinning out frequencies just above the “cutoff” frequency. The corner frequency is indicated by ...

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Empirical Labs Mike-E

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-1128
$2,399.00
Mike-E Product Description
The Mike-E™ from Empirical Labs is a modern digitally controlled Microphone Preamplifier chocked with unusual features to warm and soften the source, along with an excellent compressor/limiter.
Mike-E offers an incredible performance transformer-coupled mic preamp, whose noise floor is far below any microphone’s self noise.
The one-of-a-kind ‘CompSat’ section is an uncompromising compressor and saturator circuit that offers versatile ‘coloring’, and classic knee compression.

 

Mic Preamp Section – This is a super low noise transformer input amplifier section, with the gain digitally controlled. This section comes standard with a shielded Lundahl transformer, but provides for ...

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Empirical Labs Distressor EL8x

  • Brand: Empirical Labs
  • Item ID: SKU-1816
$2,249.00

 The Distressor is the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made it a staple for audio engineers all over the world.  With over 22,000 units in the field, it’s safe to say that the Distressor is one of the best selling high end compressors of all time….if not THE best selling.  A prominent recording engineer recently wagered ...

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