Slate FG-Stress Compressor

1:1 Replication of Empirical Labs Distressor

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£115.00 inc. VAT
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The Slate Digital FG-Stress Compressor effects plugin is a digital replication of one of the industry’s most highly coveted analog compressors, the Empirical Labs Distressor.

Every aspect of the Distressor has been modeled, which is no simple task due to the Distressor’s unique topology where every ratio is essentially a different compressor! Like the hardware in which it models, the FG-Stress can mimic the tone of some of the industry’s most famous compressors like punchy VCAs, fat tube compressors, and even vintage opto units.

After two years of development, Slate Digital are proud of how precisely the software can match the hardware.

Slate FG-Stress Compressor Key Features

  • Variable Attack and Release
  • Audio path options to add colour and warmth
  • Detector options to customise compression and tone
  • All eight unique ratios including 10:1 Opto

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product:

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"So close to the real thing that you won’t be able to tell the difference, FG-Stress is Slate’s best VMR module yet." - Computer Music

"Near-as-dammit identical to the real thing, FG-Stress is the most sonically authentic Distressor emulation yet." Music Radar

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Effects Plugin

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14
  • Intel Processor, 4GB RAM
  • AU, VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host



  • Windows 8 or 10
  • Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host
iLok Requirements

Requires an iLok 2 or iLok 3 USB dongle.