EMPIRICAL LABS EL-8 DISTRESSOR COMPRESSOR Ex Condition FREE SHIP 2031
This is an Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor Compressor in excellent cosmetic and working condition. These are a studio standard providing very flexible compression capabilities from mild transparent compression to in-your-face squashed fat compression. All controls in perfect working order. Face is very clean. Only minor rack wear. Comes with power cable. Pro studio owned and maintained. Thanks for looking.
From its gently warming 1:1 setting with low-order harmonics but no compression, to the brutal brick-wall limiting of Nuke mode, the Distressor's eight curves give you a world of sound-shaping options. You haven't lived until you've heard Nuke mode on live drum room mics. Explosive! Each curve offers its own sonic personality — and some actually use different circuitry, making them, effectively, different compressors. Most notably, the 10:1 Opto setting employs separate detector circuitry to emulate classic "light-controlled" compressors.