There are hundreds of hit records out there with Distressor (not to mention our other products) all over them!

From Pavarotti to Nine Inch Nails, our products can be heard in almost every form of music, live sound and film production.  Thanks to all our loyal customers for helping make Empirical Labs products such a success!

In semi-Aphabetical order:

A

Josh Abraham

Aerosmith

John Agnello

Chuck Ainlay

Alanis Morrisette

Chris Lord Alge

Tom Lord Alge

Marc Anthony

Scott Anthony

Fiona Apple

Arrowsmith

B

Backstreet Boys

Joe Barresi

Bob Dylan

Jay Baumgartner

Sean Beresford

Michael Bienhorn

Tchad Blake

Blackbird Studios/Academy

Bon Jovi

Micheal Brauer

Brendan O'Brien

Jon Brion

C

Greg Calbi

Bruce Calder

Cher

Creed

Ed Cherney

Joe Chicarelli

Clair Brothers

Bob Clearmountain

Coldplay

Marc Costanzo, Len

Sheryl Crow

D

Peter Denenberg

Disturbed

Dolly Parton

Don Was

Jimmy Douglas

Dust Brothers

E

Effanel Remote recording

Elton John

Eminem

F

Mitchel Froom

Five Towns College

Fleetwood Mac

Fletcher (Mercenary Audio)

The Fray

Full Sail School for the Recording Arts

G

Peter Gabriel

Lady Gaga

Mick Gazauski

Mitch Goldfarb

Goo Goo Dolls

Jay Gordon

Green Day

Gungi Patterson

 

H

Finn Halle

Jerry Harrison

Dave Hewitt

Ryan Hewitt

Ross Hogarth

Hole

Billy Howerdale

Mick Hughes

Whitney Houston

Carly Rae Jepsen

Jerry Only

Julien-K

K

David Kahn

Mike Keating (Sting)

Jacquire King

John Kurzweg

Kevin Killen

Ed Kowalcyzk

Eddie Kramer

Nate Kunkel

L

Gary Ladinsky - Design FX

Mutt Lange

Daniel Lanois

 Kevin Shirley

Len

Tony Levin

Linkin Park

M

Marroon 5

Sylvia Massy

Ricky Martin

George Massenburg

Martina McBride

Dave Mathews

Kooster McAllister

Paul McCartney

Megadeth

Craig Melvin (Gloria Estefan)

Natalie Merchant

Megadeth

Metallica

Millbrook Sound

Miley Cyrus

Alanis Morrisette

N

Phil (the Butcher) Nicolo

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)

N SYNC

Nine Inch Nails – Trent Reznor

O

Oasis

 

P

John Paterno

Gungie Patterson

John Patterson

Angela Piva

Mark Plati

The Police

Vance Powell

Bob Powers

Jack Joseph Puig

R

Rammstein

Phil Ramone

Real World Studios

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Dave Reitzas

Trent Reznor

S

Joe Satriani

Eric Schilling

Al Schmidt

Seal

Roey Shamir

Shania Twain

Billy Sheehan

Mike Shipley

Sue Shoemaker

John Sicket

Dexter Simmons

Jason Slater

Robert Solomon

Sound Kitchen

Staind

Ed Stasium

Sting

The Rolling Stones

Stone Temple Pilots

 

T

Paul Tennebekk (Norway's Midwest Audio)

Third Eye Blind

 

U

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

V

Van Halen

Butch Vig

The Voyager Remote Truck in Paris

 

W

Matt Wallace

Bob Weir

Greg Wells

Wheatus

Jack White

The Who

Michael Wilton

Kip Winger

 

Z

Neil Zaza

50 Cent

 

 

Joe Perry has 8 Distressors

A great engineer who bought one of the first Distressors, helping us finance production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tchad helped introduce us to LA Studios, and inspired us with his mixes and kind words.

 

 

An early adopter who introduced the Distressor to NYC.  Electric Lady Studios

Producer Mixdown Engineer (Thanks for helpin us out with Fatso too, Brendan!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our first Fatso users, top seed mix engineer, and all around stellar person.

 

First Sound company to use us large & live! Thanks Claire!

 

 

 

 

 

Spin Doctors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He and Tchad Blake helped put us on the map in LA

 

 

Paid for our first AES Appearance, and came up with EL8: You'll be "Elated".

 

 

 

Real World Studios

 

Mick bought one of the first Distressors in 1995.  Congrats on your latest Grammy.  Daft Punk,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge,

 

 

 

This guy has been inspiring me since I was 12, and heard Hendrix. DD

Thanks for liking our Distressor before it was even finished, encouraging us onward.

 

 

Got one of the very first Distressors, and helped put us on the map.

 

Led Zeppelin – DVD Concert Set.

 

 

 

 

 

Tool, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, System of a Down

 

An inspiration, friend, and one of our very first users, introducing many folks to it in his studios.

 

Put the Lil FrEQ front-and-center on his live vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John has been an inspiration and source of great feedback for many years.

 

John helped test the Distressor, and came up with the "Nuke" while engineering for Phil Ramone

Mary J Blige, Naughty by Nature, Janet Jackson

 

Live with Mike Keating.

 

 

The man with the most toys...

 

 

Nuke was created early on for use at Phils studio by engineer John Paterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for turning Nashville on to Distressors back in 1996 at Woodland Studios.

 

   If any artist, engineer or producer wishes to be removed from this list, Please contact us so we can comply.