Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

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Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by Derrick » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:24 am

Hi all... so what is the diff.? Thanks!!
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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by soundguy » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:26 am

a distressor is a compressor with a silly name.

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by industrystandard » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:56 am

Derrick wrote:Hi all... so what is the diff.? Thanks!!
you can afford a compressor.

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Post by bobbydj » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:56 am

industrystandard wrote:
Derrick wrote:Hi all... so what is the diff.? Thanks!!
you can afford a compressor.
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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by dennis » Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:56 pm

industrystandard wrote:
Derrick wrote:Hi all... so what is the diff.? Thanks!!
you can afford a compressor.
Aint that the truth... now alls I got is depressor :(


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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by markpar » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:10 pm

dennis wrote:Aint that the truth... now alls I got is depressor :(
Watch out if you get the 'british mod' for your depressor. If you do, anything you run through it will sound like Morrissey.

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by Derrick » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:10 pm

So far, really informative answers. :?
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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by markpar » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:12 pm

Derrick wrote:So far, really informative answers. :?
Dave's answer is the right one. A Distressor is a brand of compressor. The rest of us are just being silly.

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by markpar » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:14 pm

In fact, here's a link to the Distressor's manufacturer. You can get info on the unit here: http://www.empiricallabs.com/.

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by trodden » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:16 pm

markpar wrote:
dennis wrote:Aint that the truth... now alls I got is depressor :(
Watch out if you get the 'british mod' for your depressor. If you do, anything you run through it will sound like Morrissey.

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by I'm Painting Again » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:26 pm

Its a compressor that has similar traits of several classic compressors, and some its own, and this makes it a pretty versitile unit and I believe one of the main reasons people dig it..I read Roger Moutenot owns like ten of them, I think in tapeop..

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by Derrick » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:13 pm

Is the only difference that it's expensive or is it a brand or a type/style of compressor?
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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by markpar » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:18 pm

It's a brand. And it's expensive. But it sounds great, IMO.

There's not really a "type" of compressor. They all do the same basic job. Some use different type of detector circuit to determine when the signal is above the threshold (like the LA-2A, which uses an electro-optical circut to do this job). The Distressor is just a really nice sounding compressor that can apply a lot of gain reduction without sounding like crap (depending on, of course, the source material).

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Re: Difference Between Distressor and Compressor??

Post by soundguy » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:21 pm

derrick-

"distressor" is the name of the product. The product is a compressor. Sorta like "Corvette" is the name of the product. The product is a car.

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