Elysia Releases Nvelope Rack
Elysia has released a rack version of their nvelope impulse shaper. The German concern claims their stereo dynamics processor is capable of making subtle or drastic changes to a sound by altering its impulse structure, providing direct control over the envelope of a signal by shaping the intensity of its attack and sustain.
» Discrete Class-A Topology – As a true elysia specialty, the audio path of the nvelope is completely based on discrete circuitry and does not use any integrated circuits at all
» Full Range Mode – In Full Range mode, the attack and sustain intensity of a signal can be raised or reduced fast and efficiently with just two controllers.
» Dual Band Mode – This mode functions basically the same as Full Range, but it provides more tweakability by assigning the attack and sustain controls to individual frequency selectors.
» EQ Mode – The nvelope can mutate into a two band equalizer with a high/low shelf characteristic, and even here the channel link for processing stereo material can be activated.
» Mixed Mode – When Stereo Link mode is not active, the two individual channels can be used as completely different processors at the same time.
» Dual Mono/Stereo Link – For ultimate flexibility, the nvelope offers true dual mono and linked stereo operation as well – no matter if you are using it in Full Range, Dual Band or EQ mode.
» Auto Gain – Should distortion or huge jumps in level occur as an unwanted side effect of the attack processing, the Auto Gain function will compensate and get the level right.
» Stepped Potentiometers – The frequency potentiometers have 41 steps for an easy recall, while the gain pots have a center detent for finding their neutral position at once.
It is primarily intended to shape individual signals, but it can also be useful while mixing, as it can subtly shift a sound towards the front of a mix using more attack and less sustain, or blend it gently into the background by reducing its attack and increasing its sustain. Another powerful and unique feature of the nvelope is the enhanced tweakability offered in Dual Band mode. Individual frequency controls for attack and sustain yield precise results while avoiding unwanted artifacts, even when utilized on complex material like a summing bus.
The nvelope offers true dual mono or linked stereo operation in Full Range, Dual Band or EQ mode. It contains top quality components, including gold plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminum front panel and solid aluminum knobs.
Elysia’s nvelope is available now for $1679.