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Empirical Labs USA

Empirical Labs USA

Empirical Labs Inc. (ELI), designs and manufactures professional audio signal processing equipment used in recording studios, live sound, broadcast studios and other audio production facilities all over the world. We also produce plug ins for digital audio workstations (DAWS) and software for digital signal processors.

Our philosophy is extremely simple, but very hard to live up to: “We want to make products that work a little easier, a little better, and a lot longer – and make sure they’re fun to use.”

All Empirical Labs products are manufactured in the USA and rigorously calibrated and tested by hand. We take great pride in the quality, workmanship and robustness of everything that leaves our factory. It’s important to us that our gear works as well years from now as it does the day you open it for the first time.

A major goal of Empirical Labs has always been to make our products less prone to obsolescence and be easy to update, modify or repair. Instead of entire new products that may be outdated in two years, we’d rather make a few great products that can be supported and upgraded for decades.

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    Empirical Labs | PUMP | EL-P | VCA Compressor Based on EL8 Distressor | 500 Series | Pre-Order

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    Need an excellent compressor but you’re short on rack space? You can “de-stress” by purchasing the Empirical Labs Pump 500 Series Compressor! Chann...

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    Empirical Labs | EL-DS | DerrEsser V | DeEsser & Dynamic Filter | 500 Series

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    Empirical Labs' DerrEsser brings multi-function dynamic filtering to the API 500 series module format. At its most basic, the DerrEsser is an effec...

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    Empirical Labs | AROUSOR | Original EL8 Distressor Plug-in by Empirical Labs

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    Arousor is the first compressor plug-in from Empirical Labs, coming two decades after the release of the company's legendary Distressor hardware ...

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    Empirical Labs | BIG FrEQ | EQ Plug-in | Parametric EQ w/ Highpass, Lowpass & Harmonic Saturation

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    Empirical Labs BIG FrEQ offers extensive sound-shaping capabilities, along with an analog-flavoured sound that will add muscle to everything you ru...

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    Empirical Labs | ELQ Lil FrEQ | Parametric EQ w/ DeEsser, High & Low Shelving

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    The Lil FrEQ is designed to be most of what an engineer needs crammed into a single-rackspace unit. Included in this great-sounding box is a great ...

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    Empirical Labs | DocDerr | Channel Strip w/ Preamp, EQ, Tape Emulation & Mix Knob | 500 Series

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    Empirical Labs created the DocDerr 500 Series channel strip module to give your signal impressive punch in any mix - and to put you in complete con...

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    Empirical Labs | EL-9 Mike-E | Microphone Preamp & Compressor / Saturator

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    Empirical Labs’ Mike-E channel strip manages to do many things very well! First and foremost, it’s a modern digitally controlled mic preamp. An ext...

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    Empirical Labs | EL7x FATSO | Full Stereo Analog Tape Emulator & Optimiser w/ Knee Compressor

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    This is What's Missing from Your Mix The Empirical Labs Fatso EL7x adds even more sonic goodness to the original Fatso analog tape simulator, ...

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    Empirical Labs | EL8-XS Distressor | Stereo Pair | British Mode & Stereo Image Link Compressor / Limiter

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    The Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X single-channel analog compressor adds some distinctive British flabour to an already outstanding unit! The EL8-...

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    Empirical Labs | EL8-X Distressor | British Mode & Stereo Image Link Compressor / Limiter

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    The Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X single-channel analog compressor adds some distinctive British flabour to an already outstanding unit! The EL8-...

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    Empirical Labs | EL8-S Distressor | Stereo Pair | Compressor / Limiter

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    The Empirical Labs "Distressor" is an analog compressor similar to the ELI8M Single Channel Distressor, but in a stereo/dual mono channel package. ...

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    Empirical Labs | EL8 Distressor | Compressor / Limiter

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    The four large white knobs gleam at you as you enter the control room, announcing that this is not going to be your ordinary dynamics processing se...

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