Elysia Announces mpressor Plug-In
Elysia has announced the mpressor plug-in, an emulation of their creative compressor. Elysia enlisted the engineers from brainworx to model the mpressor’s discrete circuitry and its special character for their first plug-in. The result is a universal compressor, as well as a dynamics effect machine, which will reportedly enhance the potentials of your sequencer.
The plugin has all the great functions of the hardware which can be combined in many ways: Auto Fast for attack makes life easy even on longer attack settings. The Anti Log function offers an alternative release curve that can be engaged for instant pumping effects. In addition to standard ratios, the mpressor also provides negative values. Combine this with its extremely fast attack times, and you will be able to create completely new signal envelopes.
» True Emulation: The compression behavior and the sound character of the hardware have been recreated in a complex process to match the hardware as close as possible.
» Oversampling: In order to achieve the best results also on lower sample rates, the mpressor plugin uses an increased internal resolution in these cases.
» Mousewheel Support: Setting parameters with the mouse can be pretty annoying – for this reason the controllers of the mpressor can be easily moved with the mouse wheel.
» Auto Fast: Originally developed for the alpha compressor, this switchable semi automation ensures a perfect attack on the basis of the value set by the user.
» Anti Log: This alternative characteristic of the release curve follows an antilogarithmic course instead of the linear one and produces a much more audible result.
» Negative Ratios: The characteristic curve bends and goes back down! Heavy pumping, backward sounds, etc. – perfect for very cool compression effects.
» Audio Filter: The mpressor plugin of course also features another popular function of the hardware version: the easy yet very flexible Niveau Filter.
» External Sidechain: You want to create frequency dependent compression or have it accented by the groove? The sidechain function makes it all possible!
» Gain Reduction Limiter: This novel limiter is not placed in the audio path as usually, but restricts the virtual control voltage of the plug-in instead.
The Gain Reduction Limiter regulates the virtual control voltage and keeps even the most extreme settings under control – completely independent from the threshold and ratio settings. The additional filter is a perfect fit for changing the compressed signal in its sound character. The possibility to control the mpressor by an external sidechain to get things grooving makes for further flexibility.
The mpressor will be released in November in the RTAS, VST and AU formats with a TDM version following in December. No pricing has been announced. More information on the Elysia mpressor plug-in.