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Distressor... too good for home recording?
Old 7th September 2013
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Distressor... too good for home recording?

Always loved the idea behind the Distressor in that it can emulate the sound of many compressors. I have gassed to own one since they first came out. If just for the learning experience of experimenting with different compression techniques. I do like to track with a bit of compression, especially for vocals. On a one to ten scale, the rest of my equipment would be somewhere around the 4-6 range. Not top tier, but probably more than the average home recordist would have. I was just wondering if picking up a used EL8 would be a good idea or just too esoteric for a non-commercial, personal use home recording setup.
Old 7th September 2013
The obvious Gearslutz answer is: buy one!

The thing you'll read here is that it's a Swiss Army Knife bit of gear. Not the best, but it does a lot. It's probably a good first good hardware compressor to get.

I have one here at home.
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