Overview

The original nvelope hardware is a powerful dynamics processor capable of making subtle or drastic changes to a sound by providing control over its attack and sustain characteristics. This is extremely useful for reshaping all sorts of individual tones, and is a wonderful tool in any mixing situation as well. Designed by Ruben Tilgner, whose dynamic processor designs have revolutionized the industry, the nvelope is really three products in one: in Full Range Mode it’s a powerful transient shaping tool, in Dual Band Mode it’s a frequency-based dynamics tool and in EQ Mode, it’s a pristine high and low shelf equalizer.

Brainworx, using advanced circuit modeling technology, captures all the power and flexibility of the original hardware within the plugin version.

The elysia nvelope takes dynamic transient shaping to the next level with innovative features like the ability to apply transient control by frequency when using Dual Band mode. In the simplified Full Range mode, a sidechain filter is added for the Attack parameter so you can adjust the influence of low frequencies when shaping impulses. Shelf EQ mode allows for a wide spectrum of high or low band coloration. Adding a second instantiation of an nvelope in Shelf EQ mode can be used to sweeten sounds already treated with one of the impulse shaping modes. The nvelope operates independently of the specific level of a signal, and (unlike with compressors) you do not have to spend a lot of time trying to balance a set of complex controls to quickly get the results you seek.

The nvelope can change the character of a sound by altering its impulse structure, giving you direct control over the envelope of a signal by shaping its attack and sustain intensity.

For example, drum tracks can be made to sound more aggressive and punchy by accenting the attack, or tones that are already overly aggressive can be easily tamed.

The nvelope can also be used to adjust the sustain of a sound, offering control over room sound and space. An instrument or a reverb tail can sound tighter by reducing its sustain, or can gain more depth/make a signal sound longer by increasing it.

Download a fully functional 14-day demo today. (No dongle required!) We’re confident that once you hear what nvelope can do, you’ll need to have it as a permanent tool in your audio arsenal.

Features

  • Accurate emulation of the next generation transient processor with a DAW-optimized user interface
  • Three plugins in one:
    • Full Range Mode
 for fast and efficient envelope shaping
    • Dual Band Mode with enhanced frequency controls for more targeted processing
    • EQ Mode
 transforms the nvelope into a pristine high and low shelf equalizer.
  • Auto Gain function eliminates peaks and distortion when using Full Range mode

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • 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

  • F. Reid Shippen

    F. Reid Shippen

    Death Cab for Cutie, Backstreet Boys, Disney

    I think the elysia nvelope is a game changer. I use the hardware every time I track and I just started to use the software in the mix. It’s a great, unique tool that I find… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Easily the best trans designer

    ★★★★★
    by D Lawrence
    I own many trans designers. And this one has eclipsed them all. I have never been disappointed by this stellar plugin.
  • Great for Kick rumble

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Picciafuochi
    Ideal for controlling Kick attack, tail and rumble
  • SNAP

    ★★★★★
    by Nick F
    Just so useful - does a LOT with only a few controls. I've never needed any other transient designer - type plugins with this loaded up. Does the business.
  • Deep

    ★★★★★
    by JC
    Having bought various transient designers / shapers over the last couple of years to deal with badly recorded live drums, well, this is the only one I need, apparently! Thank you PA.
  • Too small

    ★★☆☆☆
    by axb
    Love the plugin and what it can do for your sound. This is almost negated by the size of the plugin though. TIny screw to adjust gain, no autogain, no waveform display - just some of my peeves.

Specification

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

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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ChangeLog

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elysia nvelope - Changelog

Version 1.6 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.5 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.4 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.3 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix

Version 1.2 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.1.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements

Version 1.1 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.0.2 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.0.1 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.0 (Jun 22, 2015)
- Initial release