Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter

1-channel Digitally-controlled Analog Compressor/Limiter with 8 Curves and Variable Harmonic Distortion

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Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Features:

  • Classic "knee" compression with modern specs and performance
  • Programmable analog distortion warms up unforgiving digital recordings
  • Three audio modes: user-programmable, vintage-style harmonic distortion
  • Clean and Distort 2 modes: tube-like, 2nd-order harmonics
  • Distort 3 modes: distortion dominated by 3rd-order harmonics (similar to tape)
  • Distortion indicator lights: 1% LED, "Redline" (3%) LED; hard clipping starts a few dB past "Redline"
  • Advanced sidechain EQ: high-mid band emphasis tames harsh, edgy signals; highpass keeps the low sum/difference frequencies from pumping source material's upper frequencies
  • Eight unique curves, starting with 1:1 with low-order harmonics but no compression
  • "Nuke" setting is a brick-wall limiting curve — great for drum room mics
  • 10:1 Opto setting employs separate detector circuitry to emulate classic "light-controlled" compressors
  • Discrete and integrated circuitry for the best combination of speed/linearity with repeatability
  • Hand-selected and tested long-life components, including all-metal film and Roederstein resistors in audio path
  • Large knobs with high-resolution numbering for easy readability and repeatable settings
  • Locked and calibrated output level for confident, speedy setups
  • Switchable 115/230 volt operation with extra fuse stored inside unit
  • Over-designed power supply runs cool, allows for sealed cabinet without heat vents
  • True bypass for confident A/B comparisons
  • XLR and 1/4" I/O; stereo linkable
  • Hand-wired and calibrated in USA

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