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Slate Digital Announces FG-STRESS: Official Distressor Emulation

Hi guys. I'm very sorry to those who are annoyed by the delays in FG-Stress. However, we've added so many incredible plugins to the Slate arsenal over the past two years. You have eight amazing reverbs in one plugin (and a new expansion coming), incredible vintage and modern delays, you have tons of...

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FG-Stress Distressor Emulation - Now Available

LAUNCH VIDEO: The FG-Stress is a licensed 1:1 emulation of the Empirical Labs Distressor. Every aspect of the Distressor has been recreated, including the unique topology of each of its ratios, and its proprietary audio and detection path options. FG-Stress, like its hardware counterpart, is one of the most musical and versatile compressors available. ...

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Why are UAD Plugins sounding that much better? A serious question

...these calibrated files, I can post the hi res files blindly. kfhkh Here's a calibrated comparison of their Distressor versus our FG-Stress which also lead to them sounding remarkably similar: c1OInKydEVw Even the 1176 vs FG-116 sounds really close (probably indistinguishable in a mix context) if you calibrate it properly: HOY2FkA61zs So while I don't necessarily subscribe to the...

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The Distressor is one of the most iconic studio compressors in the pro audio business. When it was first introduced in the 90’s, it was one of the most innovative concepts the industry had ever seen. It could sound like so many other classic compressors, but at the same time, it was also unique with it’s own musical character. You cannot go into a professional recording studio without seeing a Distressor sitting in the racks. And because of this incredible prestige, the Distressor has also been one of Slate Digital’s most customer requested plugin emulations. The Slate Digital DSP team, led by our cofounder Fabrice Gabriel, worked hard to ensure that every single detail of the hardware was perfectly recreated, from the subtle harmonic tones to the precise timing characteristics, and even it’s special modes like the Opto mode and Nuke mode. The FG-Stress, like its hardware counterpart, is capable of an extremely wide variety of tones that will work on all kinds of material. You can get this wonderful processor along with thousands of dollars worth of other great pro audio plugins in the Slate Digital Everything Bundle starting at only $14.99, or buy it in the Slate Digital Webshop. So don’t stress about plugin compression, and happy mixing.