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Elysia releases xpressor 19″ + 25% off software

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Elysia has released a 19-inch rack version of the xpressor, a hardware compressor unit.

Elysia xpressor

Many of you have asked for this, so we have created this 19“ version which comes in a full aluminum enclosure, making it very light and rock solid at the same time.

Further additions to the xpressor are send and return connectors for an external sidechain, plus a superior linear power supply with a shielded toroidal transformer. And just like with our ‘bigger’ machines, you’ll find no cables in the complete audio path at all.

Looking for a great sounding, super flexible discrete class-A stereo compressor? The xpressor is shipping right now, and it is more affordable than you might think…

The xpressor is now available for $1,499 USD / €990 EUR (excl. VAT).

Elysia is also offering a 25% software discount:

The alpha compressor, the mpressor and the alpha & mpressor bundle are availabe at 25 % discount in the elysia online store until 15 September 2011.

  • 25 % discount code for payments in USD: 49ZO0J1FMY14PGZ6TMGPOYEZ
  • 25 % discount code for payments in EUR: KXHREO369TZG583B75WH5JWK

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Elysia releases Preset Package by Denis Gökdag

Elysia Preset Package

Elysia has announced the release of a Preset Package featuring presets for all Elysia plug-ins by Denis Gökdag.

We have received quite some requests for presets ever since we have started to release our products as plugins. While discussing this at the Musikmesse 2011, sound designer and early elysia adopter Denis Goekdag kindly offered his support.

Denis started straight away and created ten presets for each of the four elysia plugins currently available. On top of this, we have added the suggested settings from the alpha compressor and mpressor manuals.

Of course these presets can only be starting points for your own explorations. Please keep in mind that especially the threshold and ratio values have to be adapted to your specific audio material…

The Elysia Preset Package is available as a free download here.

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Elysia releases alpha compressor plugin

Elysia alpha compressor plugin

Elysia has released the alpha compressor plugin, the software reincarnation of its famous mastering compressor.

It gives you a painstaking emulation of the sound and features the hardware is known and popular for – programmed by the code experts from Brainworx.

But not only the final stage of mastering will profit big time from this ultimate dynamics processor. In fact, the compression section alone is such a useful tool that we have decided to include a dedicated mixing version with a reduced interface. You might want to use this on every single track of your DAW…

alpha compressor features

  • Integrated M/S Matrix – Mid/Side and stereo processing modes.
  • Auto Fast – Perfect attack and release in any situation.
  • Feed Forward & Feedback – Two selectable compressor characteristics.
  • Sidechain Filter – Frequency selective compression.
  • Parallel Compression – Mixing direct and compressed signals.
  • Soft Clip Limiter – More headroom, more loudness.
  • Audio Filter – Tweaking the sonic structure easily.
  • Warm Mode – Instant signal coloration.

The alpha compressor plugin is available to purchase for PC and Mac (TDM/RTAS/VST/AU), priced at the introductory price of 169 EUR until 31 December, 2010 (regular price 199 EUR, prices excl. VAT).

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Elysia alpha compressor plugin, public beta now available

Elysia has announced the release of a public beta of the alpha compressor plugin, a software reincarnation of Elysia’s mastering compressor.

It gives you a painstaking emulation of the sound and features the hardware is known and popular for – programmed by the code experts from Brainworx.

But not only the final stage of mastering will profit big time from this ultimate dynamics processor. In fact, the compression section alone is such a useful tool that we have decided to include a dedicated mixing version with a reduced interface. You might want to use this on every single track of your DAW…

Elysia alpha compressor plugin
Elysia alpha compressor plugin (mastering GUI)

alpha compressor features

  • Integrated M/S Matrix – Mid/Side and stereo processing modes.
  • Auto Fast – Perfect attack and release in any situation.
  • Feed Forward & Feedback – Two selectable compressor characteristics.
  • Sidechain Filter – Frequency selective compression.
  • Parallel Compression – Mixing direct and compressed signals.
  • Soft Clip Limiter – More headroom, more loudness.
  • Audio Filter – Tweaking the sonic structure easily.
  • Warm Mode – Instant signal coloration.

The alpha compressor plugin public beta for PC and Mac (TDM/RTAS/VST/AU) is available to download now.

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Elysia xpressor 500, hardware stereo compressor (API 500 series format)

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Elysia xpressor 500

Elysia has released the xpressor 500, an extremely versatile stereo compressor available in API’s 500 series format.

Its discrete audio path running in constant class-A mode provides a superior audio quality which combines a clear and open sound with a good lot of punch. With its many unique features taken from our flagship products, the xpressor 500 shines in many different applications: stereo buss compression, processing single signals, approaching dynamics in creative ways …

xpressor 500 features

  • Discrete Class-A Topology — As a true elysia specialty, the audio path of the xpressor 500 is completely based on discrete circuitry and does not use any integrated circuits at all.
  • Auto Fast — Inspired by its big brothers: the switchable semi automation for a perfect attack on the basis of the value set by the user.
  • Log Release — This alternative characteristic of the release curve follows a logarithmic course instead of the standard linear progress and results in a very gentle kind of compression.
  • Negative Ratios — The characteristic curve bends and goes back down! Heavy pumping, backward sounds, etc. – perfect for very cool compression effects.
  • Parallel Compression — Available directly on the unit: the direct and the compressed signal can be blended in any desired relation by simply turning the mix controller.
  • Sidechain Filter — A tunable low cut filter in the sidechain of the xpressor 500 avoids overcompression and pumping when there is a lot of low end energy in the mix.
  • Gain Reduction Limiter — This novel limiter is not placed in the audio path as usually, but restricts the control voltage of the compressor instead.
  • Warm Mode — The xpressor 500 offers a second switchable sound flavor by altering its frequency spectrum, harmonics and transient response.
  • Analog Dynamic LED Meter — The gain reduction meter modulates its LEDs in their brightness in order to show the action of the compressor in an analog way: fast and with smooth transitions.
  • Made in Germany — High grade components, solid aluminum knobs.

The xpressor 500 is now available to purchase for for $975 USD / 649 EUR (excl. VAT).

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Elysia releases Niveau Filter and updates mpressor plugin to v1.0.3

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Elysia Niveau Filter

Elysia has released Niveau Filter, a free effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Check out the Niveau Filter section of our famous mpressor plugin – it’s free!

Add punch to muffled snares, reduce the harshness from active pickups, create some wonderful Dub and LoFi sounds… There are so many ways to benefit from this little tool. It’s fast, efficient, and most important: it sounds great!

The Niveau Filter is available to download as a freeware effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS). A valid email address is required to request your download link.

Elysia has also released version 1.0.3 of its mpressor plugin, a compressor effect plug-in.

Changes in mpressor plugin v1.0.3

  • The emulated noise floor is now switchable.
  • The integrated niveau filter has been corrected in terms of its oversampling behavior.
  • There is a new installer for Digidesign’s Venue available.

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Elysia updates mpressor plugin to v1.0.2

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elysia mpressor plugin

Elysia has released version 1.0.2 of the mpressor plugin, an extremely detailed emulation of the mpressor hardware compressor.

The mpressor plugin is the as close as it can get emulation of our famous creative compressor. Its all discrete circuitry and its special character have been translated into software in all the painstaking details by the specialists from brainworx. The result is an outstanding universal compressor as well as a dynamics effect machine which will significantly enhance the potentials of your sequencer.

Changes in mpressor plugin v1.0.2

  • RTAS/TDM: fixed control mappings for ICON center section.
  • VST3/AU: support silence flags.
  • VST3: fixed preset loading.
  • VST3: fixed hanging host meters on Windows.
  • Decorrelated noise floor.
  • Added TDM version.

The mpressor plugin is available to purchase for PC and Mac (RTAS/VST/AU/TDM) for $440 USD / 290 EUR. The TDM version (also includes native formats) is offered at a 25% introductory discount until 31 January, 2010 (regular price $590 USD / 390 EUR).

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