Gearslutz (
-   Q+A with Dave Derr (designer of the Distressor compressor) (
-   -   Big thanks to Dave Derr. (

Slipperman 30th May 2003 04:15 AM

Big thanks to Dave Derr.

Dave Derr 30th May 2003 05:00 AM

Heyee Slipper - Thanks!

You know I was just getting on here tonite to say that I only had 2 days to go, and had one great time, and that I too had learned a lot,... including how to even get on a Web Forum.

As you can tell I like to rant on some things but... you all rant about things too, and I loved it. From the Moment Jules, Dave, Martin, Fae, and Lee Flier said Hi, till now, everyone has been so friendly and kind, that it had me signing on every few hours, to see what new angle was being explored... or outrageous idea for a product... or favorite album, etc had appeared on here.

Theres obviously a lot of major dudes hanging out here, and I was soooo pleasantly surprised to see familiar folks on here... folks that I had no idea had tendencies towards debaucherous "slutz-dom."

I wanna say an especial thanks to JULES for inviting me to moderate... and then watch him wondering if I was going to embarass him by not showing.. <laughing>heppy I had a wonderful time Jules, and thanks for your patience... and for pinning me down for another great life experience. Youre a good man, and Im buying you a drink the next time I see ya.

Theres two more days to rant and rave on here so let me just once again say ...


Fuzzy Logic 30th May 2003 06:30 AM

its great to see a busy person like yourself find the time to give us insight and answer our questions.

i hope you consider hanging around GS for a while...


stuntmixer 30th May 2003 08:49 AM

Yes Yes. Here Here

Thanks Dave, After this month, it's plain to see why your products are so baddass. Great spirits tend to be behind great work.

Hope to hear from you again 'round here and as soon as I get some down time, you'll be hearing from me to finally get my EL-8 Britified.


Gie-Sound 30th May 2003 09:24 AM


And I hope you will continue visiting us Gearslutz online!
kfhkh Keep up the Good Work!!

e-cue 30th May 2003 10:25 AM

Great job Dave! Now... GET BACK TO WORK ON MY EL-EQ!!!
kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh

Jules 30th May 2003 11:55 AM

It was fantastic, thanks a lot.

Kris 30th May 2003 04:11 PM

Yes thanks... A few yrs back I had an epiphany... I had been (trying to) use ProTools and Waves plug in compressors, and figured I was just an idiot... I just couldn't make these things sound very good... Then I got a distressor and it became virtually impossible to make things sound bad!!! Now with the knowledge I've gained by having worked extensively with a 'real' compressor, I can go back to those plug in compressors and actually make them work... (if I'm forced to)...

I also now own a few dbx 160 x and xt's because I love using the Distressor on bass drum and snare in 160 mode...

curious, did you model your 160 mode after the original 160vu or the x/xt model? (or both, or neither?)kfhkh

Dan-O 30th May 2003 04:41 PM

Huge thank you. kfhkh

Fibes 30th May 2003 05:37 PM

Yep! Ditto Slippie!

EveAnna Manley 30th May 2003 05:41 PM

Hey Dave,
You did a GRRRRRREAT job with this gig! What a happy place you made this forum. I enjoyed reading your forum very much. All the best to ya. --Vanimal

jazzius 30th May 2003 06:27 PM

Cheers, Dave....

....U da man!

boing bumpkin gooof cellfone kfhkh

jpaudio 30th May 2003 08:03 PM

Ditto Slipperman... Dave, your replies to our many questions regarding your products and also the wonderul topics you started yourself were truly invaluable! It's been a great month!


Roland 30th May 2003 08:59 PM

Even though I don't think I took part in any of your threads I'd like to say its been really entertaining and informative to read your posts, so thanks from me too. kfhkh

And another thanks to Jules for using his obvious persuasive powers in getting you to take part here! heh


Roland jkthtyrt

dblackjedi 30th May 2003 09:06 PM


Nothing but thanks to Dave Derr.

My Fatso is one of my most of important pieces of gear in my studio.

Thanks for everything.

khai 30th May 2003 10:46 PM

Thanx Dave for all that informative help. I'll definetely buy one Fatso soon.


imacgreg 30th May 2003 10:53 PM

Yep, thanks Dave! Love the distressor, use them all the time...


Etnier 30th May 2003 11:24 PM

Me too....
Me too... 3 Distressors here...

Tim L 31st May 2003 01:11 AM

It's been an informative month... thanks for taking the time to hang. howdy

Proud owner of one Distressor with a very large "jones" for another... maybe a fatso coodn' hoyt either? thumbsup

sonic dogg 31st May 2003 03:26 AM

I always knew that a Distressor and a Fatso were on my "A" list of things to own....after getting a look-see into the man behind it all, its easy to understand why....THANX DAVE!!

Gone Fission 31st May 2003 03:30 AM

It's been fun and informative having you around, Dave. Don't be a stranger. Nice to know good things can happen for fellow Jersey boys.


Dave Derr 31st May 2003 04:05 AM


Originally posted by Gone Fission
It's been fun and informative having you around, Dave. Don't be a stranger. Nice to know good things can happen for fellow Jersey boys. Bear
Dont worry, Ill be back! Of course if I ever meet any of you guys or gals at the shows or some place in real life, you wont be able to come up and say "HEY, IM BIFF DWEEDLEMYER or BETSY TWIPPLE"... Instead you will have to say "Hey Dave, Im "Gone Fission" and this is "Jazzius" & "dblackjedi"..." shiee
EveAnna - Id know your pretty butt anywheres! and thanks, for your comments, but I wish Id known you were listening in, Cuz now, I wont have any negotiating power for your Massive Passives, which everyone on here says is a MUST HAVE. Its not fair... (Ill be in touch anyways).

Oh... and someone told me you did one of these a few months ago and now Ill have to go figure out where it is, so I can read up. AND if you ever need help getting home again from a Coffee Shop when you are in Amsterdam....

Well theres still over 24 hours left ... so let me keep rantin

chessparov 31st May 2003 07:24 AM

Thanks Dave for being such a terrific guest moderator,
Please DO come back-even "In The Wee Small Hours"!


heinz 31st May 2003 04:43 PM

thanks for hosting Dave I enjoyed reading the threads and have learned an immense amount from all the discussion. And I love my distressors as they are indespensable to me. EL rocks!

Dave Derr 31st May 2003 06:14 PM

Thanks Chess & Heinz and everyone!

Sheesh... Im gonna get all misty or somethin here on my last day....

Nahhhhhhhh!.... Ill be back jkthtyrt

toledo3 1st June 2003 07:01 PM

Thanks Dave. It's been bitchin'.

malice 1st June 2003 07:44 PM


I wish I had been less busy and hang here a little more jkthtyrt

I knew you through your excelent gear, and be here with you made me discover a kindest character whose knowledge is only exceed by his humility.

I'm proud to have chatted with you during one month, and I hope we'll have many more occasion to talk about gear, Franck, and mostly about music and the ggod way to record it.

I'm a udge fan of ya now kfhkh

kindest regards from France

malice bumpkin

Peter Simonsen 1st June 2003 09:28 PM

Well Dave,

One day too late..heh ...but as they say better late than never..!!

Thanks...and all my very best

Kind regards


David R. 2nd June 2003 07:13 AM

I lurk, therefore I thank.

Been fun reading.

Muchas Gracias.


preben 2nd June 2003 07:37 AM

and thank you from me as well... It's been really, really great!! kfhkh