The Elysia xpressor 500 is one of the best sounding and most versatile stereo compressors in the 500 series format. With its many unique features taken from our flagship products, you not only get great compression and tone but an amount of control on processing which is hardly ever experienced elsewhere.
Stereo buss compression, processing single signals, approaching dynamics in creative ways – the xpressor 500 shines in many different applications. Best of Elysia? You got it!
5 reasons why you should use the xpressor 500
even there are many more!
The xpressor 500, just like all our products, is designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Germany.
Discrete Class-A Technology
Consequently represents the art of discrete signal processing
Brilliant audio quality and transparent basic sound.
Easy to use through clearly and structured operation. No hassles at all.
Switchable Release Characteristics
This is a unique feature and makes this compressor so special and flexible.
The xpressor 500 is all about details.
Every single of its many aspects – sound, features, circuitry, components, design, materials, manufacturing – has been thought over and over until there was just nothing left to improve. Basically, every single part of our fine products is custom, and most of these are made according to our own designs and specs.
Only the best components the market has to offer are good enough for the xpressor, and it shows. Each of our products is manually built to order and tested by ourselves, here at our headquarters in Germany.
Our product benefits sum up in an audio quality that is beyond all doubt. Even when extreme settings are used, the sound always stays clean and powerful. The xpressor 500 achieves perfect processing results for all different styles of music and assures the ‘this is it’ feeling of a finished song. Its enhanced functions exceed the potential of normal compressors by far and give you unimagined options for mastering and mixing.
The Magic Package
No matter if you want to set and forget or plunge deep into the secrets of compression, the xpressor 500 is for you. Its unique feature set is the key to perfect dynamics control in any situation and the all discrete class-A topology guarantees pro-quality sound for your recordings and mixes.
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The attack parameter is a very crucial factor for the operations of a compressor. Choosing the right time settings is very important, but depending on the dynamic progress of the source material this can be a difficult task – no matter if single tracks or complete mixes are processed.
If a very short attack time is chosen, the compressor is able to catch the short peaks, but on the other hand, the sustaining signal will also be processed, which might result in audible distortion. Longer settings reduce distortion significantly, but then the compressor is too slow for catching fast impulses.
This is where the Auto Fast function comes into play. For example, if you set the attack to 80 ms and then engage the Auto Fast mode, the attack time will be shortened automatically on fast and loud signal impulses. The compressor reduces the signal quickly and prevents it from slipping through.
Then the attack time directly and automatically returns to its original setting. In Auto Fast mode the compressor can be very fast, but only when it is really needed. This function influences the attack parameter on short and loud impulses only; in all other cases, the original setting of the controller has priority.
This function is basically a slew rate limiter that reduces the speed of the output amplifier stages. This affects the frequency spectrum, the harmonics, and the transient response at the same time.
Fast transients are slowed down a bit and the overall sound appears more round and merged. As this function influences the behavior of the output stages, the effect it creates has an impact on the complete processing results of all EQ stages.
In this way, the xpressor 500 offers two different sound characters at the push of a button: the powerful transparency of the discrete class-A circuitry and the saturated richness of the Warm mode.