“As a mixer, my style is constantly evolving and changing. Around 2008 I sold a handful of my hardware compressors as I was using more and more “In the box” compressing. I always regretted selling my pair of EL-8 Distressors. They were my “bread and butter” compressors.
I recently found the Empirical Labs “Arousor” plug-in. It was immediately like greeting a friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years! Oh how I remember that sound, and the Arousor plug-in has taken it a step further. Allowing me to re-create the “SPANK” I was using with the EL-8 during the 90’s and 00’s, but with the detector sidechain EQ, giving me the flexibility to get deep into controlling how much spank and how I want to blend it. LET THE SPANKING CONTINUE!”
- Tom Lord-Alge (Fall Out Boy, Pink, Blink 182, Rolling Stones, U2, Peter Gabriel, Ben Folds, Verve Pipe, Barenaked Ladies, Faith Hill, Weezer, Steve Winwood… and on and on)
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