The Empirical Labs 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. >More
As with ELI's other signal processors, the Lil FrEQ Equalizer takes a somewhat unique approach to its job. Instead of daisy-chaining several equalizers and frequency processors, we combined most of the sound sculpting tools an engineer needs into a compact single rack space box, while still offering the highest performance of any design in its class. >More
Empirical Labs' FATSO -- that stands for Full Analog Tape Simulator and Optimizer -- is more than just a 2-channel compressor. It adds warmth and saturation with a low-pass filter to round off the sharp edges, simulates the effect of old transformers and tape heads, and gently "soft-clips" peaks like saturated tubes or analog tape. >More
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