Overview

The Millennia TCL-2 delivers the stellar, transparent sonics of the beloved Millennia Twincom in plugin form. The original hardware Twincom features Millennia’s “Twin Topology” technology, which gives users the ability to select either a full tube, or full J-FET/solid-state signal path. Both the complete tube and solid-state signal paths have been faithfully modeled in the plugin version. In addition, the plugin version provides the ability to process Mid (M) and Side (S) information separately, as well as a Dry / Wet signal control for each individual channel.

The plugin version of the TCL-2 captures the tone of both of these circuit paths, bringing the Millennia sound to the DAW-based producer/engineer. From the transformer-less signal path, to the lower, tighter gain and threshold structure, to its unique single amplifier design, every aspect of the original hardware has been faithfully emulated in the plugin version. 

For the producer/mixer/engineer, the TCL-2 can be used for everything from ultra transparent peak control to some pretty crazy, stomped on and pumping compression effects. Mastering Engineers will love the precise control of compression parameters, the M/S processing capabilities and, above all, the stellar sonics. 

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today and hear for yourself what the Millennia TCL-2 can bring to your mixes and masters.

Features

  • Provides the most sophisticated and complete set of dynamics control available
  • Maintains the character of the original source material even when extreme compression settings are applied
  • Transparent, frequency-targeted controls for compression dynamics
  • True Emulation

The compression behavior and sound character of the hardware version have been painstakingly recreated to match the analog model

  • Oversampling

Increased internal resolution when working with lower sample rates

  • Integrated M/S Matrix

As an alternative to standard stereo operation, you can process M/S Stereo (mid and side signals), opening up completely new options for your work

  • Feed Forward & Feedback

Compression types can be individually chosen for each channel, making different compressors available with just a button push

  • Auto Fast

Switchable semi-automation consistently provides perfect attack and release based on adjustable values – even when working with complex material

  • Audio Filter

The Niveau Filter changes the proportions between high and low frequencies for added clarity and punch with zero harshness.

  • Sidechain Filter

Onboard frequency selective compression, avoiding the need for complex routings and favoring an efficient workflow

  • Parallel Compression

Both direct and compressed signals can be blended as desired

  • Signal Matrix

Both the direct and processed signals can be monitored individually or together with the push of a button in each channel (left & right or mid & side)

  • Soft Clip Limiter

Tames short and loud transients and smoothens out signal peaks, providing additional headroom and loudness when needed

  • Warm Mode

Modeled after the switchable Transformer circuit of the hardware version, the alpha compressor plugin offers very warm and never harsh signal coloration

  • Mouse wheel Support

Setting parameters with the mouse can be pretty annoying – for this reason the controllers of the plugin can be moved with the mouse wheel easily

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Allen Hunnie

    Allen Hunnie

    Streetheart, McMaster and James, The WSO, Harlequin

    I must say wooow what a plugin... makes me wish I really had a chance to try the real unit... I still want the real hardware now more than ever... I must say I never wanted to purchase something… Read More

  • Geert Bevin

    Geert Bevin

    I released my band's debut album on Monday after having done the final mastering with the elysia alpha plugin during the weekend. It was wonderful to be able to use this compressor in unlinked M/S… Read More

  • David Arnold

    David Arnold

    Composer (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Sherlock)

    The elysia units I've been using on individual tracks as well as across sub mixes and final stereo outs. All of these elysia units make up an incredibly powerful set of tools and have really… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Alpha comp

    ★★★★★
    by dissentUK
    There is no other compressor that I can get to sound as natural as the alpha compressor on complex sources and I have tried them all
    not only can it do super transparent with the help of the… Read More
  • Alpha Compressor

    ★★★★★
    by Bishop
    I love this thing..whats crazy is if I want it to sound vintage I can make it sound vintage if I want it to sound hybrid or modern I can make it sound modern it covers a lot of musical ground for me… Read More
  • Alpha compressor

    ★★★★★
    by JP
    Superb, absolutely awesome compressor. Used it to master a song I was doing and it just made it so much more beautiful. Has a distinctly modern color to it, and not difficult to use at all.
  • Mix and Master

    ★★★★★
    by alpaha compressor
    Very very good sweet sound
  • Alpha kompresor Elisia

    ★★★★★
    by Metodija
    For me one of the best compresors.
    I worked with many kompresors but
    That quality kould not reach. Magic..

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, Venue 32-bit, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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