The elysia nvelope qube is a powerful audio processor that can make subtle or drastic changes to a sound by giving control over its attack and sustain characteristics. This is extremely useful for reshaping all kinds of individual tones and is a wonderful tool in any mixing situation as well. Especially drums and other percussive signals will benefit from the magic of the nvelope.
The nvelope qube can effectively change the spatial perception of a signal, from small/dry to large/wet. You can shape a signal and improve its cut in the mix without deforming it too much, as would be the case with excessive EQ and compression.
Did you know that the founder and CEO of elysia, Ruben Tilgner, invented the Transient Designer | Transient Shaper technology in the late 90s? It is the only one who has developed Transient Shaper hardware to date. This shows how complex this technology is!
Every single one of the many aspects – sound, features, circuitry, components, design, materials, manufacturing – was rethought until there was simply nothing left to improve. Basically, every single part of our fine products is custom-made, and most of them are made to our own designs and specifications.
- Discrete Class-A Topology
- Full Range Mode
- Dual Band-Mode
- Dual Mono/Stereo Link
- Auto Gain
- Rasterized potentiometers
- Frequency range: < 10 Hz – 400 kHz (-3.0 dB)
- Noise A-weighted Full Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz -90 dBu
- Noise A-weighted Dual Band: 20 Hz – 20 kHz -87 dBu
- Dynamic range: 20 Hz – 22 kHz 112 dB
- Maximum level input/output: +21 dBu
- Input impedance: 10 kOhm
- Output impedance: 68 Ohm
nvelope qube - The multi-transient talent
The multi-transient talent
The processing happens completely independent of the respective level of a signal. So, unlike compressors, there is no need to master an interactive group of more or less complex parameters to quickly reach the desired goal. With its unique dual band mode, the nvelope qube also offers more extensive control options for complex signals and complete mixes. Switching off the dynamics section also turns the module into a flexible high/low shelf EQ.
Full Range Mode
The nvelope qube can change signals very subtly or very drastically by giving direct access to attack and sustain. This way, individual signals are effectively shaped, and this tool also brings amazing results in the mix.
The processing happens completely independent of the respective level of a signal. So, unlike compressors, there is no need to master an interactive group of more or less complex parameters to quickly reach the desired goal.
In Full Range mode, you can quickly and efficiently increase or decrease the intensity of attack and sustain. For emphasis, the respective slider is turned to the right, for smoothing to the left.
Similar to a compressor – and different from Dual Band mode – you can use the Freq A control to reduce the influence of low frequencies on the processing (higher frequency = less dependence on bass).
Depending on the source material, a stronger emphasis of the attack in full range mode can result in significant level jumps. These can lead to a poorly balanced sound image or even to unwanted distortions.
For such cases, the nvelope qube provides the Auto Gain function. With their help, the Impulse Shaper can automatically compensate for stronger peaks – a really convenient solution for many problems triggered by too high levels.
By the way, auto gain is typically not needed in dual band operation and therefore not offered. Likewise, Auto Gain has no effect on a channel operating in EQ mode.
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