Q&A with Dave Derr (the designer of the Distressor compressor) - Gearslutz Pro Audio Community
 

Big thanks to Dave Derr. ...Slipperman (
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3rd June 2003
By tee
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STANDARDIZING & USER INTERFACES A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT STANDARDIZATION: 1) Would it make you happy to have standard User...Dave Derr

1st June 2003
By Dave Derr
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Fatso & api 2500 I recently purchased the api 2500. I've been using it mainly for drum-sub mixes. I was thinking of...ray dsr

1st June 2003
By ray dsr
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FAVORITE EQs WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EQ, AND WHY? If you have an EQ that always helps certain problems or...Dave Derr (
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1st June 2003
By wolfhound
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COMPRESSING SUBMIX's OR BUSSES I have heard some wacky things done with buss compression and submix compression. For instance,...Dave Derr (
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1st June 2003
By Dave Derr
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Any plans for an Empirical Labs Eq? Anything in the works?e-cue (
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31st May 2003
By barforama
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Re-Mixing Classics? What does everyone think about the re-mixing of classic albums, like Derek and the Dominoes, The...Dave Derr (
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31st May 2003
By alphajerk
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1176 on El8 and Fatso?! Dave, In another thread you said you where very happy with your 1176 emulation on the Fatso....Gie-Sound

31st May 2003
By Dave Derr
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The mics that Mr. Derr likez??? Dave: What mics would distress you, if you weren't allowed to pair them up with the Distressor? ...Jtt

31st May 2003
By Dave Derr
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Favourite Adjective? Hiya Everybody (and Mr Derr particularly, it is an honour), What are your favourite adjectives...supaheef

31st May 2003
By Dave Derr
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The Distressor front end... Dave, I love the Distressor as much as the next guy but in the spirit of fairness (and me...Fibes

29th May 2003
By Teacher
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Dave how about a "Warmth" box? Your Fatso is worth every penny in my opinion, but for those of us that want more channels and...Coldsnow

28th May 2003
By Duardo
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Fatso vs. Otari MP3 challenge NOTE: THE ANSWERS TO THE TEST ARE GIVEN ON THE NEXT PAGE OF THIS THREAD, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T TAKEN...Mike Jasper (
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27th May 2003
By Mike Jasper
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Distressor T-Shirt?! Wouldn't it be cool to have a DISTRESSOR T-Shirt??cooge There must be some funny lines to put...Gie-Sound 2 Attachment(s)

26th May 2003
By Gie-Sound
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Neve mod for Distressors? Dave, at the AES show last October I spoke with you for a little bit and you mentioned you were...Albert

26th May 2003
By Dave Derr
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FATSO outputs not quite equal - Dave? When I use the FATSO on my ProTools mix buss, I need to raise the left output .7 to get both sides...bassmac

26th May 2003
By bassmac
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just wanted to tell you that I love the distressor. hi Dave, I've only been recording for a few years now(around 5)...usually in my modest home...out1ear

23rd May 2003
By ziegenh5
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Hey Dave, What are some cool settings for the Fatso? Hello Dave and everyone, Sometimes I feel like I'm not getting the most out of my Fatso. So I...dblackjedi

23rd May 2003
By robdarling
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Welcome Dave! Hey Dave! Welcome to Gearslutz! I've met you at the 2002 AES in NYC and at an Amsterdam AES....Jules (
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23rd May 2003
By THEMIXFIX
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Distressor/Fatso AU's and TDM Hiya Dave, Hope you're enjoying your mod spot, you have a nice fresh vibe! I was wondering,...Renie (
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23rd May 2003
By marychain
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Distressor Link Function Mr. Derr, When using a single distressor, does engaging the link function (without anything...cymatics

22nd May 2003
By cymatics
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Dave, other people's compressors? Dave, I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen this asked yet, so I have to ask what I hope isn't too...Gone Fission

22nd May 2003
By Dave Derr
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EL8 Dist3 vs. Fatso warmth? I have a few years of experience with my Distressors but only a few hours clocked in on the Fatso,...jpaudio

21st May 2003
By jpaudio
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that 10:1 ratio on the distressor, what should one use it for? I'm pretty new to compression culture. I know theyhave a very different compression curve, but...khai

20th May 2003
By jpaudio
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How about a RNC mod for your EL-8? Just kidding... this may have been brought up before, but have you considered designing a...Fuzzy Logic

20th May 2003
By Dave Derr
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Software Controlable Distressor? Any chance there might be an Emperical Labs product that was controlable via a DAW plugin? It would...atticus

19th May 2003
By thethrillfactor
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Can the distressor imitate the fatso??? I'm really needing just one channel of great compression. I've heard the fatso, and its nice in...Unknown soldier

19th May 2003
By Unknown soldier
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Calibrating Distressors Hi Dave, I have a pair of Distressors and love them dearly. But they don't seem to be perfectly...groove guru

17th May 2003
By groove guru
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FATSO / HEDD Is the FATSO more aggressive with its approach to distortion than the HEDD? I've not used or...Jax

15th May 2003
By GilWave
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Some very geeky questions... Hi Dave, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. I've got a long...SeventhCircle

14th May 2003
By Gone Fission
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Dave, where can we buy the distressor knobs? heh I want to retro-fit them to all my gear (if they fit).jazzius

12th May 2003
By Albert
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Whudever happened to Studio E? Dave, do you still engineer at all? I know a couple of people and bands that worked with you maybe...Jay Kahrs

10th May 2003
By Jay Kahrs
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Turnaround time for mods Greetings Dave. First off, I love my Distressors. I have two that I've used on every recording I've...Shawn1272

9th May 2003
By Tim L
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fatso/distressor vs. api 2500 hi dave, i'm demo-ing the api 2500 in my studio this week. i'm looking for a mix-buss...ray dsr

9th May 2003
By ray dsr
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What gizmos didn't make it to production? Dave, you mentioned in another thread some boxes that never made it to production.......you wanna...jazzius

9th May 2003
By WayneG
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Will I be able to stand tracking to digital now? It seems that Dave Derr's apparently fine devices are designed to do some of what tape does- that...Ted Nightshade

8th May 2003
By GilWave
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1:1 compression ratio on distressor: why? Hello again Dave, what does this ratio setting does to the sound? I notice it has an effect...khai

8th May 2003
By Tim L
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FATSO mods...? What's the word on mods for the FATSO...?20to20

8th May 2003
By 20to20
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Distressor users: What do you use the Brit Mode for? I'm wondering if I should upgrade my Distressor with the Brit Mod. I record rock music - what...bassmac

7th May 2003
By bassmac
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Distressors as MIX Compressors???? Hello Dave and welcome to Gearslutz! My qestion surrounds a common myth that the EL8s absolutly...Mad John (
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7th May 2003
By Ted Nightshade
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Questions about the Fatso Hi Dave and everyone here, thanks for designing a brilliant product like the Distressor. Guess...khai

6th May 2003
By khai
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Distressor for tracking vocals?? Hello Dave, I'm not yet an "owner" of a Distressor, due mostly to not having a local dealer...Armando

6th May 2003
By Kris
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Distressor is for kicking ass!! Had to share my appreciation! I've got other stuff in the studio, but nothing with as much...Jax

5th May 2003
By Dave Derr
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Dave, Ptools plugin comps: what do you like? Dave if you use protools plugin comps which ones do you use? on what? What type of settings? what...no ssl yet

5th May 2003
By invisibl
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EL 1,2,3,4,5, and 6? The Distressor is the EL8. The Fatso is the EL7. Do these numbers have any signifigance?e-cue

3rd May 2003
By Dave Derr
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How does a company survive... How does a company survive with only two products available? The Fatso has been out a short time...Drumsound

2nd May 2003
By Drumsound
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Different Ratio personalities? Dave, Welcome and thanks for being here. I don't know how to phrase this question, but that has...stuntmixer

2nd May 2003
By stuntmixer
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Amnesia lane time - an Eventide question Welcome, Dave! I asked around these parts a few months ago about the abuse of one of your old...Gone Fission

2nd May 2003
By doug_hti
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i got three words for ya, mr. derr.... "jack of diamonds" :) keep making cool stuff . -d. gaussd. gauss

2nd May 2003
By d. gauss
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Brit mod still available? Dave, welcome to GSz. We're happy to have you. IIRC, the Brit mod wasn't going to be available...Jax

2nd May 2003
By Dave Derr
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