the fg-stress

An Authorized Emulation Of
The Empirical Labs Distressor


“Holy crap! I can finally add a simple plugin to make my drum
mixes sound great! It sounds just like the original Distressor…whoa!”

Mark Schulman | Worldwide Drummer for Cher & Pink

Coming Soon To The Everything Bundle And Web Shop.

Slate Digital FG-Stress

The Distressor is one of the most iconic studio compressors in the pro audio business. When it was first introduced in the 90’s it was one of the most innovative concepts the industry had ever seen: a hardware compressor that could sound like a pile of other classic dynamic processors, while retaining its own musical character at the same time. Slate Digital worked hard to ensure that every single detail of the original was perfectly recreated, from the subtle harmonic tones and precise timing characteristics to Opto and Nuke mode.

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The FG-Stress – like its hardware counterpart – is capable of an extremely wide variety of dynamic processing, allowing you to apply it to both individual tracks and full program material. Along with its own compression personality, it can smash up a drum kit like a FET comp, glue a track together with the telltale dual release of a tube limiter, and hold a vocal or bass in place like a modern design. There is only one plugin that has ever nailed the full nature of the Distressor, which is why the FG-Stress is the only plugin officially blessed by Empirical Labs.
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What You Get…

Analog Modeled EQs
FG-N British Discrete EQ
FG-S Mix Console EQ
Custom Series Analog EQ
Custom Series Parallel Lift EQ
Eiosis Air Module EQ
Eiosis Earth Module EQ
Revival Sonic Enhancer

Analog Modeled Compressors
FG-401 Dual VCA Compressor
FG-116 FET Blackface Compressor
FG-116 FET Blue Vintage Compressor
FG-116 FET Blue Modern Compressor
The Bomber Dynamic Processor
The Monster Extreme Compressor
FG-Stress Distressor (Coming Soon)
FG-Red Discrete VCA Buss Compressor
FG-Grey VCA Buss Compressor
FG-MU Tube Buss Compressor


Mastering Processors
FG-X Mastering Processor
Tape Machines
Virtual Tape Machines
Mixing Consoles
Virtual Console Collection

Analog Modeled Preamps
FG-73 British Discrete Preamp
FG-76 German Tube Preamp

VerbSuite Classics Digital Reverbs
Repeater Analog Modeled Delays

Eiosis e2Deesser

Guitar Amps
Scuffham Amps S-GEAR

System Requirements

Minimum System


  • Quad Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok2 Required


System Requirements

  • Quad Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok2 Required


Plugin Formats

  • Intel Mac 32bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST2, VST3, AAX