The alpha compressor by elysia is available as of November 2006. Completely based on discrete Class A technology, this mastering compressor features an integrated MS matrix, sidechain and audio filters, mix stages for on board parallel compression and Soft Clip limiters for protecting AD converters.
The alpha compressor is a mighty tool for professional dynamics processing. Featuring innovative functions with perfect technical implementation and an absolutely uncompromising quality of sound, it sets new standards for mastering applications and for cultivating any kind of audio material. It offers MS processing, parallel compression as well as sidechain and audio filters, just to name a few.
The circuitry is a complete new development that provides an amount of openness and clarity which can hardly be found in present gear. Every single part of signal processing is realized by using single transistors running in constant Class-A mode, and even sidechain and power supply use discrete circuits. All components are of the highest grade available and were exclusively chosen according to their tonal properties.
These benefits result in an audio quality that is beyond all doubt. Even when extreme adjustments are used the sound characteristics stay clean and powerful. Consequently the alpha compressor offers suitable settings for nearly any style of music and can always be employed in a profitable way. The enhanced functions exceed the potential of normal compressors by far and enable unimagined options for mastering and recording tasks.
In 2006 the alpha compressor has won a “Mix Certified Hit” and a “PAR Excellence” award.