Empirical Labs EL-Rx-V DocDerr Multi-Purpose Tone Module
The Empirical Labs EL-Rx-H DocDerr is a 500 series channel strip that’s all about tone. The unit offers digital control over its preamp, EQ, compressor, and saturator sections. An onboard microcontroller governs each of the four analog EQ sections, as well as a brand new dynamics section that shaves digital transients via compressor and saturation circuits.
The unit’s low-noise preamp is compatible with both instrument- and line-level signals, and routes them to four EQ sections. The EQ section combines a two-position HPF with three parametric bands. There’s also an internal jumper that allows the DocDerr to function as a instrument preamp with a whopping 16dB of gain.
Crucially, the DocDerr’s Mix knob blends the uncompressed signal with the compressed/saturated signal, creating parallel compression that yields a wealth of desirable sonic possibilities.
This is the VERTICAL version of the DocDerr.
EL-Rx-V DocDerr Multi-Purpose Tone Module Features
Multi-purpose tone enhancement module for 500 Series racks
Super low noise line input, or instrument preamp
Six digitally controlled sections of analog processing
Four sections of Equalization – One High Pass and 3 parametric bands
Renowned Empirical Labs compression
Saturation circuitry that scrunches the highs and allows hotter levels like tape
Available with either horizontal or vertically oriented front panel configurations