This plugin is really a step forward in precise and thoughtful compressor using for me. I both learn a lot, and achieve greater and more controlled sound by using it. It allows you to do very subtle changes, and by that you can form the dynamics of a song or an instrument very effectively. The most powerful features, besides the amazing mid-side processing, are the additional built in limiters and it's sidechain concept.
Elysia Alpha Compressor is one of the best soft compressor I've ever used; it's musical and forgiving. It's the alpha dog of my compressor arsenal, my go to compressor. It has a permanent position in my final mix chain (pre-mastering).
Elaysia Alpha Compressor
Truly stunning how you can push this to extremes and still the sound doesn't break up or sound to compressed, amazing bit of kit highly recommended!
by Dj Godoy
since the first time i did try Alpha compressor it has became my main tool in the master channel, this powerful tool offer all what i need. and gives to the sound a very good response in the dynamic field. its able te get a total control sound every moment its needed. one thing is sure, you must have it. I'm loving it. Thanks to Plugin Alliance, you are doing a good job
Where I think this compressor is really something else is in the way it brings a whole mix forward. Set the right way, it just has a wonderful tendency to bring out subtle details in the music like nothing else I've heard. Keep in mind this compressor gives you a metric ton of control so it IS possible to detrimentally affect your mix - so becareful and invest some time in learning what everything does. You also get 2 versions: Mix and Master. I'll deduct 1 star for the tiny GUI that can't be adjusted and the insane pricetag (wait for a sale).
Smooth and punchy glue
There really is something special about elysia and the alpha comp is no exception. For modern pop/dance music this compressor excels. It makes your mix smooth and punchy with hardly any gain reduction. I am amazed !
by Miguel Garcia
It is my 2-Bus Compressor . I have no words
Sounds amazing on the 2 bus for mixes and for mastering! Really adds that subtle glue that is needed to get that final cohesive sound out of a mix. Great compressor to add another colour to your collection.
Best Mastering Comp I've used yet!!
I can't say enough good things about this plugin. I haven't used the hardware version so I don't know how it stacks up but this is a very powerful plugin. I've even listened to commercially mastered music through this and in a few minutes I was getting a slightly punchier and bigger sound. Well worth the money.
The Bus Comp
I had the chance to try the original one and this plug-in is as close as you can get to the real thing.I love putting it in the master bus right at the beginning and start mixing into the comp. I never achieved similar results with any other tool!Thanks for this beautiful "peace" of gear :)