Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 46

PRODUCTS Universal Audio Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor Plug-In In partnership with Empirical Labs and its founder, Dave Derr, Universal Audio has introduced the Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor plug-in, an end-to-end circuit emulation of the iconic compressor that has been used on thousands of hit records for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces. Introduced in 1993, the Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor is used in studios all over the world. The plug-in provides the features and sound of the original EL8 distressor design. UA’s team of DSP experts started with a complete circuit trace and component study of Dave Derr’s selected golden unit. Simultaneously, the team analyzed three more EL8s representing the lifetime of the product. For more information, contact HHB Communications Canada: 416-867-9000, FAX 416-867-1080,, Warm Audio WA-47 & WA-47jr Studio Microphones Warm Audio has released the multi-pattern tube WA-47 and solid-state WA-47jr studio microphones. The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern large condenser microphone based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless records for the last 50-plus years. The WA-47jr is a more cost-effective FET transformerless version of the classic ‘47. The WA-47jr is fully discrete and has three polar patterns. Both mics utilize a custom reproduction of the vintage 47-style capsule used in the classic ‘47 microphone. The new microphones were designed with the same hole pattern and frequency response and the Warm version of this capsule is designed to match the sonic character of the original. For more information, contact Erikson Audio: 514-457-2555, FAX 514-457-0055,, Hafler CI-1255e Amplifier Hafler has released the CI-1255e 12-channel amplifier, designe ܈][K^ۙH[Y\X[[\Y[X[[[[][ۜ˂H\YۈY[]]YH[]܈[ۘ[]KB؛ [^[JHۛXܜ܈XX[[ H\[\[]X^HH\YYY[H܈[[[[][[[\HHۙB\K\\\[[YۈH۝[[XHH ˍH[]܈[TۙKX] ܈Y][\XKXZ\]][[\B]XXH]\؛ [^[JHۛXܜ܈X\H\Z[][ۋHKLLMYH[\\YH\P\]X\H[]\ MHT\[[ L UXZHو\H\]\[ TŠ M UXZH] \ۈXX[[ [[ LH[ LX^HHۙY\Y[YY[ۛ[H[]\ N T\HXٙ\[]YX[Z[۝ۈXX[[[܈X\HY\Y[܈XXوH Lۙ\˂܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋ۝XY\ NM LL KV NM LL L [Y\K˚Y\K ёTSӐSS