Under the leadership of the renowned Dave Derr, ELI has produced such classics as Fatso, DerrEsser, and Distressor. Softube is proud to continue its fifteen-year relationship with ELI in the form of a new partnership. With a shared dedication to quality sound and solid gear, we proudly introduce four new products from Softube + Empirical Labs: Mike-E Comp, Lil FrEQ, Trak Pak for Console 1, and the Empirical Labs Complete Collection.
Mike-E Comp, a compressor/saturator with a punchy preamp, is based in part on the famous ELI Distressor. Available as an individual native plug-in or as a module in Amp Room, Softube’s guitar and bass platform, Mike-E makes it fun to push the limits without harshness. Mike-E delivers analog warmth in an uncomplicated, modern interface—with the famous NUKE mode included.
Lil FrEQ is unique in the world of equalizers for its warm yet extremely punchy retro sound. A classic EQ sound in a modern parameter set that features eight processing sections with independent bypass, punchiness galore, and de-essing with a soft knee high-frequency limiter, it's hard to think of a more potent analog EQ. There’s no need for a chain of plug-ins when using an EQ as proficient as Lil FrEQ.
Trak Pak for Console 1 features a combination of the toasty, fat-sounding Mike-E saturator/compressor and the punchy Lil FrEQ analog equalizer/de-esser. The resulting channel strip offers the well-regarded Console 1 workflow and the legendary ELI sound in one place. It’s an unprecedented product for the Console 1 ecosystem, and the pro audio world in at large.
The Empirical Labs Complete Collection offers all the new Empirical Labs + Softube products in one bundle. The collection of native plug-ins is masterfully modeled and fine-tuned for mixing professionals and recording engineers. It offers the bold compression and saturation of Mike-E Comp, the complex power of the Lil FrEQ equalizer and de-esser, and the punchiest channel strip available for Console 1 in Trak Pak. Complete Collection brings ELI’s famous analog sound into the modern, DAW-based studio.
- NEW: Empirical Labs Mike-E Comp + Mike-E for Amp Room
- NEW: Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ
- NEW: Empirical Labs Trak Pak For Console 1
- New Empirical Labs and Softube partnership
- Introducing four Empirical Labs + Softube products
- Expertly-modeled native software versions of the hardware counterparts
- Sound and performance equivalent to the hardware counterparts
- The celebrated Empirical Labs sound
- Created in collaboration with the authority, Dave Derr of Empirical Labs