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Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor British Mod

Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor Compressor British Mod. rental from Studiocare Professional Audio Ltd.

The Empirical Labs EL8-X is a modern classic analogue compressor which is great for guitar, bass and drums. The unit 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 EL-8X provides the aggressive "all buttons in" characteristics obtained from the classic LN1176, courtesy of an onboard British Mode switch. While the Distressor can function very smoothly and transparently, the addition of the British Mode allows it to take on a very "un-subtle", more aggressive character.

Current digital technology is often referred to as cold and unforgiving. The Distressor offers several modes that colour the signal, even without compression (or gain control). These extended modes were designed to allow emulation of some very old and some very expensive vintage gain control units (compressors and limiters) and deliver a classic knee sound all on its own.


Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Compressor British Mod: Hire Pricing

£25.00 (ex. vat) per day.

£75.00 (ex. vat) per week.

Long term hire options are also available.


The Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Compressor British Mod. can be collected from Studiocare's offices in Liverpool or couriered next day to any UK destination (additional charge applies for courier).

All units are vigorously tested to ensure that they are fully functional always of the highest quality.


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