Two Distressor EL8-X rack units can be seen in this photo that Tycho posted to Instagram with the caption "Wiring up the studio patch bays." In [an article](https://www.xlr8r.com/gear/2012/01/in-the-studio-tycho/) when asked how he makes such a rich, warm sound, Scott Hansen replies: > "Then I've got these things called Distressors, they're these Swiss-Army-knife-type compressors. They're kind of tape-saturation emulators, so that's another layer of tape and harmonic distortion. Usually, after that, I go into the box, and there are a few techniques to warm things up or give [the tones] this rich sound. [Those techniques are] usually convolution reverbs and delays, things like that."more
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