Empiricle Labs EL7 Fatso
- $110 per day
- Pickup Available from Austin
Empiricle Labs EL7 Fatso
*The listing photos include some other units, but this listing is only for the Fatso. If you're interested in renting the Tascam or the BAE 10-DCs, check out my other listings.
The EL7 FATSO from Empirical Labs is a modern digitally controlled analog device that offers many of the "musical non-linearities" exhibited by the older tube, class A discrete, and magnetic tape mediums. This two channel audio processor will musically integrate frequencies and transients and increase the apparent volume without actual increase in peak levels. In addition, two channels of famous Empirical Labs compression are provided. There are several compressor "types" with fixed attacks and releases (if you want a fully controllable compressor, you will need the Empirical Labs Distressor). Users of the EL7 Fatso can enhance & soften the sound of mediums such as modular digital multitracks (MDM's), HD recorders, DAT recorders, Ram Recorders etc. Soft clip features - modeled after broadband tape saturation. Smooth clipping up to 20% THD. - User programmable high frequency saturation, simulating the "softening" for which analog tape and phonographs are known. This is the "Warmth" control on FATSO. - Switchable transformer circuits, which can add the musical artifacts generated by classic devices like NEVE, API, etc. These artifacts include frequency "rounding", low order clipping & intermodular distortion, transient clipping... and some other very musical non-linearities. - Four compression modes One for tracking, one general purpose, one "bus" compressor, and SPANK (see below). Classic knee compressor sound that really grabs. - SPANK! - An additional limiter that musically smashes the dynamic range, and can be used to stop clipping before digital recorders. There is a subtle knee followed by hard limiting. - Huge "DISTRESSOR" knobs with high resolution numbering - For easy readability and repeatable settings. They also go to 10 1/2 . - Distortion indicator lights - A 0 VU LED and a "Pinned" (5%) LED. No hard clipping until a few dB past "Pinned". - Sidechain output and input for eq-ing control signals. - Locked, calibrated, output level - Allows speed in setting tape and live mix levels. - Foolproof operation - it's almost impossible to get a bad sound. - Single height and light weight - Two channels of classic sound in a small, extremely reliable package. - Discrete and integrated combination - the best of speed/linearity with repeatability. Hand tested & selected components. All metal film and Roederstein resistors in the audio path - top quality components, most being high temperature military spec parts. - Switchable 110/220 volt operation - Extra fuse provided inside unit. - True bypass - Know what it's really doing. All contacts doubled up for maximum reliability. No internal audio connectors. - XLR and 1/4" phone ins and outs - XLR fully balanced, transformerless design, pin 2 hot. Changeable by user to pin 3 hot! - No internal connectors, high reliability parts and military grade switches and relays. - Interface and features found nowhere else. - Allows processing not readily available in our current digital domain.