Distressor. FATSO. Lil Freq. Mike-E. These are names synonymous with legendary studio gear. For two decades Empirical Labs has consistently redefined categories with analog processing that works a little easier, a little better, a lot longer...and is always fun to use. We’re at it again, bringing our legendary Empirical Labs sound and control to your 500 Series toolset.
DISTRESSOR. A MODERN CLASSIC.
NOW IN THE HALL OF FAME.
When the engineering team at Empirical Labs sets out to build a microphone preamp, you can be sure it’ll deliver spectacular sound, be effortless to work, and will provide features unlike any other device in its class.