Empirical Labs EL-7X Fatso

Full analog tape simulator and optimizer with classic knee compression
  • Offers 4 types of processing: 
  • Harmonic Generation and Soft Clipper (Distortion Generation)
  • High Frequency Saturation (Warmth), Tape Head Emulation & Classic Knee Compression
RRP: $3,749.00
SKU
565021
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The FATSO (Full Analog Tape Simulator and Optimizer) is a digitally controlled analog device that gives musicians and engineers easy access to many of the desirable characteristics exhibited by older tube and Class A electronics and magnetic tape mediums. This two channel audio processor musically integrates frequencies and transients, increasing the apparent volume while keeping tight control over peak levels.

Key features:

  • Offers 4 types of processing: 
  • Harmonic Generation and Soft Clipper (Distortion Generation) - this class A circuit gently rounds the peaks like saturated tubes or tape
  • High Frequency Saturation (Warmth) - a one-of-a-kind dynamic low pass filter which softens high frequencies when they “pile up” on a source
  • Transformer & Tape Head Emulation - a simulation of the effect of input and output transformers of older devices, which adds the low frequency harmonics that characterize them, as well as analog tape
  • Classic Knee Compression - your typical automatic leveling device found on just about every instrument and vocal track as well as on the overall buss

Specifications

Specifications
Dynamic Processor Type Solid State
Number Of Channels 1
Rack Spaces 1RU
Stereo Link No
Sidechain No
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR jack | 2 x TRS jack
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR jack | 2 x TRS jack