The alpha compressor plug-in is the software emulation of elysia's discrete class-A mastering compressor. It offers all the functions of its analog counterpart in the tried-and-tested look and feel—programmed by the code experts from Brainworx.
The extensive set of features makes the alpha a complete dynamics toolbox: mid/side and stereo processing, feedback and feed-forward compression, Auto Fast modes for attack and release, integrated audio and sidechain filters, onboard parallel compression, switchable signal coloration as well as additional Soft Clip Limiters can be freely combined according to the user's specific needs.
But not only the final stage of mastering can profit from this processor with a focus on transparent compression: A special mixing version with a reduced user interface has been added for fast and easy mix bus operation. The plug-in license includes all the important formats in one: TDM, RTAS, VST, AU, and Venue. The native formats are available as of now, while TDM and Venue will follow in January 2011.
The 14-day free trial works without an iLok, while the full license requires an iLok dongle. The plug-in is available for $299. Until December 31, there is an introductory price of $255. (Prices are excl. VAT.)
Find out more at the alpha product page.