Single-channel Analog Distressor with Harmonic Distortion

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8

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Single-channel Analog Distressor with Harmonic Distortion

The Emprical Labs Distressor is a unique analog compressor that allows the user to add 2nd or 3rd order harmonic distortion to the signal, emulating tape saturation and the classic tube compressor sound of the '60's and '70's. The Distressor also offers advanced sidechain EQ, eight unique curves and Empirical Labs' exclusive "Binary Stepped Interface" providing hundreds of options with just a few control settings.



Analog Inputs XLR trs
Analog Outputs XLR trs
Circuit Solid State
Digital Inputs None
Digital Outputs none
Dimensions 19 x1.75 x
Freq. Response 5 Hz to 160 kHz
Kind Compressor/Limiter
Linkable Yes
Power Supply Internal
Rack Height 1U
Sidechain Yes
Total Channels 1

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About Empirical Labs

Empirical Labs Inc. (ELI), designs and produces professional audio equipment and software. This includes equipment used in recording studios, live sound, broadcast studios and other audio production facilities etc. We also make software for digital signal processors. Most of you are here because you have heard about or used our Distressor. This product, which is our first hardware product, was designed in 1994, tested and revised for several years, and released in early 1996. The Distressor is the first in a series of audio products from ELI that will offer original features, ease of use, long product life, and a very musical audio path.

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