The Ultimate Mastering Tool
The gold standard in analog M/S mastering compressors - elysia´s alpha compressor is available in a supremely accurate emulation plugin for a fraction of the price of the hardware version.
The hardware alpha compressor is coveted for its professional dynamics processing, featuring innovative functions and absolutely uncompromising sound quality. It set new standards for audio mastering thanks in part to its M/S processing, parallel compression, and highly-responsive limiters and audio filters among other features.
This 100% discrete class-A analog beast provides an amount of openness and clarity unmatched in the dynamics processing world. Every part of its signal processing is based on single transistors running in class-A mode. Even the sidechain and power supply use discrete circuits. All components are of the highest grade available and exclusively chosen according to their sonic excellence.
These benefits add up to an audio quality that is truly unrivaled. Even when extreme settings are used, the sound characteristics stay clean and powerful. The alpha compressor delivers the “this is it” feeling of a finished song. Its enhanced functions far exceed the potential of normal compressors, giving users previously unimagined options for mastering and mixing. No wonder it is considered a mastering studio gem.
Using Brainworx’s advanced circuit modeling techniques, the alpha compressor plugin captures every nuance of its brilliant hardware bretheren and delivers it to your desktop where multiple instances of this beauty are available in just a few clicks.
In addition to the full-blown Mastering version of the alpha compressor, Brainworx, in close collaboration with elysia, has also developed a simpler Mixing version. This version eliminates some of the more advanced features to make it easy to get great sounding compression quickly.
Download the fully-functional 14-day demo (no dongle required!) to find out for yourself why the elysia alpha compressor has become a fixture in the world’s finest mastering facilities.
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The Ultimate Mastering Tool
- 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
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
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
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
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
Go-To Compressor★★★★★The 'mix' variation provided is fantastic on anything. This is the clean, transparent, versatile compressor I put on anything as a starting point on every project. The full mastering version on… Read More
Well worth it★★★★★The elysia alpha compressor is sounding great on different purposes, from, of course, the master bus, to groups and even individual channels. I love the fact that you get the "mix" and the "master"… Read More
Brilliant★★★★★One of the best ITB purchases ever.
The compressor I've been waiting for★★★★★I can't even write anything, it's soooo good. You have FULL control over everything, ultra precise. Just get this Compressor and put it on everything...that's it!
The Polisher★★★★★It's a great time to step in the box. I've been monitoring this moment for 20 years and this plugin has certainly contributed to my decision. Pay close attention to the soft clipping....Amazing!!
Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3
Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
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