The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 All  This Thread  Reviews  Gear Database  Gear for sale     Latest  Trending
Elysia Alpha Compressor or Slate FG-X?
Old 13th April 2011
  #1
Lives for gear
 
Mixocalypse's Avatar
 

Elysia Alpha Compressor or Slate FG-X?

Elysia Alpha Compressor or Slate FG-X?

Any thoughts on the compressor inside FGX?
While I could use a good mastering limiter, I've also been lusting after the alpha comp for a while.

I'd like to pick one for now..
Old 13th April 2011
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Beatworld's Avatar
First up, I have never tried Slate FG-X so can't compare.
I have, and love, VCC so Slate ok by me.

I have the Elysia Alpha and absolutely love it as a mastering compressor.

You say you could use a good mastering limiter.

FabFilter Pro-L is awesome in every way.

Alpha > Pro-L = very, very nice combination for mastering.

Download the demos and see for youself.

cheers
Old 13th April 2011
  #3
monad
Guest
I must agree: Alpha + ProL combo; IMO - an order of magnitude better and way more flexible than FG-X.
Old 13th April 2011
  #4
Lives for gear
 
Mixocalypse's Avatar
 

I've demoed the alpha compressor, and LoVe it!
I have the VCC and Trigger, both quality plugs.

For mastering limiters, I've been using Airwindows NC-17, Adclip.
Sonnox / Sony Limiter. But the limiter would be a total secondary bonus. I'm more interested in the compressors of the FGX and alpha.

I think at this point I'm going to go with The Alpha Comp.

Although I still haven't demoed FGXs comp and limiter yet. I think it demo restriction is you can't bounce/render with it.
Old 13th April 2011
  #5
Lives for gear
 
Surbitone's Avatar
Clipping the Alpha and limiting with pro-l or elepahnt can 90% of the time get louder and cleaner than fg-x with better results further down the line. SRC'ing, MP3 / lossy formats and all the crap that happens to audio in the real world fares better with this combo too imo. Clipping the alpha sounds generally more bearable than clipping my benchmark and lynx ad too btw. Also, re the Alpha compressor, it's more varsatile and a better problem solver than FG-X comp, which is good, but you can't dig deep.
Old 13th April 2011
  #6
Lives for gear
 
Beatworld's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mixocalypse View Post
For mastering limiters, I've been using Airwindows NC-17, Adclip. Sonnox / Sony Limiter.
I have the Sonnox Limiter as well.
It works well with Alpha.

And so does Pro-L
Old 13th April 2011
  #7
Lives for gear
 
Steab's Avatar
The comp in fg-x ain't bad at all, but the alpha is definetely more complete and versatile.
Many times, alpha to ozone int. II here.
Old 13th April 2011
  #8
Slate Pro Audio / Slate Digital
 
Steven Slate's Avatar
 

anyone wanna post some raw wav mixes? I'd be willing to put the FG-X up against stuff for comparison.

Talking about what sounds better isn't as cool as hearing it, right?
Old 13th April 2011
  #9
Lives for gear
 
Mixocalypse's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slate Press View Post
Talking about what sounds better isn't as cool as hearing it, right?
Like to see it all focused on the comps not any limiter stuff. Just compression.

Why Steven, do you feel the FGX comp as as good or better than the alpha?
Old 13th April 2011
  #10
Slate Pro Audio / Slate Digital
 
Steven Slate's Avatar
 

I've heard the Elysia hardware and was blown away so assuming that the software sounds like the hardware, I bet its awesome and should probably try it soon.

The FG-Comp on the FG-X module is a very tight and transparent sounding comp that is intended to not leave much of a mark on the mix.. I almost always use it with attack and release straight up the middle, 2:1, with the needle just moving a tiny bit.
Old 14th April 2011
  #11
Lives for gear
 
Beatworld's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slate Press View Post
Talking about what sounds better isn't as cool as hearing it, right?
Very true Steven but talking about it can be of some assistance though, at least feature wise.

As well as being a great stereo compressor the Alpha also offers M/S mode and some nice mastering EQ.

cheers
Old 14th April 2011
  #12
manufacturer
 
elysia's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slate Press View Post
I've heard the Elysia hardware and was blown away so assuming that the software sounds like the hardware, I bet its awesome and should probably try it soon.
Hey Steven,

Thanks so much for the kind words.
It's about time for us to exchange some NFRs, isn't it ;-)
Please let me know, it would really be a pleasure...

All the best,
Dominik
Old 13th March 2016
  #13
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

This is an old thread but I thought I'd ask anyways. I was considering the Alpha plugin but I'm not sure if I need it. I presently have Ozone 7 (has vintage compressor) & Fabfilter Pro C2. Is there something significant this brings to the mix that the others won't do?
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump