May 12, 2014
Empirical Labs Distressor
A photo gallery of Dave Derr’s masterpiece.
Dave Derr: “Chaz was our first employee, building some of the first Distressors in my rented house. This is also where my studio was, taking up two floors.
“Our distributor Gil Griffith, Ken Bogdanowicz and myself. This was just after we all went off on our own, having worked together for years at Eventide. Gil formed Wave Distribution, and Ken is the owner and engineer at SoundToys.
“Putting on a demo at an early AES show, possibly 2001.”
Derr: “Tiger was the Studio dog, but also got the mail and QC’d the early Distressors for a pleasant scent. This was our first big order, piled up in the stairway with our new Operations Manager Judy standing nearby around 1996.”