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Wes Audio announces _PROMETHEUS analog EQ and _CALYPSO audio interface for 500 series
Old 13th February 2019
  #31
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Thank you !


No, it doesn't! It is transformer-less design.


Yes, of course!
thanks!
Old 13th February 2019
  #32
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Looks solid.
Old 21st February 2019
  #33
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Apologies for late answers! (after-NAMM regeneration ).


Aye!


When used in _TITAN only ADAT sockets are in use.


Unfortunately _TITAN is so packed - Digital recall (internal digital connectors to module), rear XLR, IAC connector with relay switches (to select source, either back XLR or IAC), USB and Ethernet, that I fear that putting anything else inside is very risky.


Well, those are of course very good ideas, but I fear that 500 series enclosure is very challenging when it comes to size.



In general there is no additional routing inside. So _CALYPSO is "statically" connected to each slot, so e.g. "channel 1 DA -> slot 1 -> channel 1 AD". However using frong panel DB-25, you can go out from digital domain to whatever you would like, and then go back through the chassis (XLR), process audio through 500 series modules and return to digital domain. There will be also easy way to link modules using XLR cables, and based on need use those separately or linked (Advantage of digitally controlled relay switches which toggle between back XLR and internal IAC). In upcomming weeks we will explain all possibilities.


Apologies Sir for confusion. Yes, it is a converter, however in my dictionary this is still audio interface but with ADAT "interface" instead of USB or Thunderbolt. We will try to clarify this so it is perfectly clear!


Oh no, this is entirely different design, with very different sound! Tubes in original pultec are part of the circuit for particular purpose, in our design this section is just implemented using other components, however this is still fully passive design with "pultec" sound!

-Michal
Very much appreciate the thorough response! Look forward to hearing about all the possibilities So nearly persuaded... Would love internal routing but didn't really think about all the additional relay switches required.. Sure it's already packed as is.. Maybe one day!!
Marc
Old 6th March 2019
  #34
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@ WesAudio When will the Prometheus be ready to buy?? I'm debating between the Hyperion and Prometheus for my mix bus!!! Would love to get an ETA as to when they'll be shipping??
Old 7th March 2019
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@ WesAudio When will the Prometheus be ready to buy?? I'm debating between the Hyperion and Prometheus for my mix bus!!! Would love to get an ETA as to when they'll be shipping??
We will start to ship units to dealers at the beginning of April, which means that in EU it will be available right after, in USA about 1 month later (beginning of May).
Old 7th March 2019
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I'm looking forward to trying these out
Old 26th March 2019
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I'm curious about something: I assume that we can only use one plugin instance per HW unit in our projects, is this correct? For instance, if we want to use _PROMETHEUS in the master bus AND our drum bus we would need two HW units, right?
Old 26th March 2019
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I'm curious about something: I assume that we can only use one plugin instance per HW unit in our projects, is this correct? For instance, if we want to use _PROMETHEUS in the master bus AND our drum bus we would need two HW units, right?
Yes correct, 1 plug in connects to one HW unit.
Old 14th June 2019
  #39
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Pretty good demo with variety of styles


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4rN4z_7qMA


Starting to really like the 500's!
Old 10th July 2019
  #40
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As far as I'm concerned, WesAudio represents the absolute cutting edge of pro audio hardware design at the moment. There is no other company out there (Bettermaker aside) making anything that is even attempting to compete with the critical workflow advantages WesAudio's Titan and ng500 modules are bringing to the table.

Every product has been extremely well thought out, offering world class analog circuits with unprecedented flexibility, DAW integration, intuitive UIs, comprehensive feature sets, and beautiful compact designs, all at price points that are highly competitive with or lower than their non-digitally controlled counterparts. When you see WesAudio's stuff, it's hard not to feel like you are looking at the future of the entire pro audio industry. The features just make too much sense not to become the norm
Old 19th August 2019
  #41
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Any reviews out?

I'm considering a Calypso as the form factor and connections suit my new workflow.

However a big leap of faith moving from my tried and tested Lynx.

Are there any real-world user opinions on this yet?
Old 1st September 2019
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Wish calypso was a thunderbolt interface.

Wonder how is the latency on it
Old 14th September 2019
  #43
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Ok, SXPro have it on 'try before you buy' here in the UK.
I'm gonna try.
Old 8th October 2019
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I thought the calypso could be a good solution to expanding an apollo twin for people who need that. I no longer have a twin, but it still crossed my mind as an option to keep outboard gear and ADAT expansion to a single 10 spacek 500 rack. I'd be interested in real world experience/opinions as well.
Old 20th October 2019
  #45
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At SX Pro they have a deal for a Wes Audio mix package.

Can't remember all the fancy names but it's the Wes Audio versions.

2x 1176
1x SSL comp
1x parametric
1x Pultec
1x 8 channel ad da on adat
1x Titan rack.

£6K

It's a dream tracking and mix package with complete plugin control and ADAT into my interface!

I'd literally have to remortgage .... mmmh
Old 20th October 2019
  #46
My dream rack would be: 4 x _MIMAS FET comps (mono); one of each EQ and the bus comp....or 10 x _MIMAS. Awesome gear.
Old 22nd October 2019
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My dream rack would be: 4 x _MIMAS FET comps (mono); one of each EQ and the bus comp....or 10 x _MIMAS. Awesome gear.
I'm ITB mixing but hardware tracking and hardware on the 2 bus.

So I'm think a Titan Rack, Dione, Prometheus and Hyperion would be amazing paired with a LTLO Silver Bullet on my 2 bus.

Like the last set up I'll ever need!

It's the recal and features, I could save tracking EQ patches .... actually I need 2x Mimas as well!

So apart from the ADAT interface that would be the mix pack .... still £5K .... not too bad in a relative way.

Wes Audio are no 1 on my radar at the moment!
Old 27th October 2019
  #48
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Has anyone bought the Prometheus and Calypso ADA yet?

The mix bundle greatly appeals to me to make hybrid mixing sound great but the ease and recalabilty of ITB.

I wondered how will the Titan system works?
Old 4 weeks ago
  #49
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Just had a thought. I really hope this happens….

It would be an absolute game over situation for my wallet if…

….Wes Audio made a CALYPSO MkII with the added ability to control analogue routing from unit to unit within a TITAN rack and additional access to the 8 sub I/O (16 analogue I/O 8 channel ADAT convertor), with a plug-in controllable patchbay for all analogue things connected to it and routing to and from the convertors.

This patchbay and convertor setup for the Titan rack would probably be the ultimate hybrid 2-bus expander solution, combining what some products come close to doing already, but better suited to this specific purpose. (With setups changing when you change projects!!!)

We know the technology exists. Would it be ridiculously expensive to add such functionality when so much is already in place?

Wes Audio seem to be one of the very few manufacturers that could successfully pull it off.

(Or, more expensively probably, and depending on demand they could make a chassis that was an 8 slot chassis with the above spec built in, to allow the d-subs and other I/O to live on the back.)

Either way they would totally clean up.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #50
Curious how a pair of LC-EQP's sound compared to the _Prometheus?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Curious how a pair of LC-EQP's sound compared to the _Prometheus?
I asked Wes Audio this and he said the Prometheus would sound quicker (so to speak) being solid state.

I actually really like solid state Pultecs - so the lack of valves would be an issue for me personally speaking.

There's a demo on MixBus TV (Youtube)

The Prometheus sure sounds sweet to me - very musical.
Old 4 weeks ago
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I asked Wes Audio this and he said the Prometheus would sound quicker (so to speak) being solid state.

I actually really like solid state Pultecs - so the lack of valves would be an issue for me personally speaking.

There's a demo on MixBus TV (Youtube)

The Prometheus sure sounds sweet to me - very musical.
OK cool thanks, thats exactly what I was thinking. Also, I'm sure you meant "would not be an issue" correct?

I think I'm leaning towards the prometheus, though those LCP's are on sale and look very appealing!
Old 4 weeks ago
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OK cool thanks, thats exactly what I was thinking. Also, I'm sure you meant "would not be an issue" correct?

I think I'm leaning towards the prometheus, though those LCP's are on sale and look very appealing!
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Originally Posted by thehightenor View Post
I asked Wes Audio this and he said the Prometheus would sound quicker (so to speak) being solid state.

I actually really like solid state Pultecs - so the lack of valves would be an issue for me personally speaking.

There's a demo on MixBus TV (Youtube)

The Prometheus sure sounds sweet to me - very musical.
I'm quite sure I've said that low end will be quicker/faster, when it comes to high end I think that both units sound very noble

Besides mixbus TV, there is also a demo on 2probeats channel:



I hope that helps!

- Michal
Old 4 weeks ago
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OK cool thanks, thats exactly what I was thinking. Also, I'm sure you meant "would not be an issue" correct?

I think I'm leaning towards the prometheus, though those LCP's are on sale and look very appealing!
Yes sorry, I meant NOT an issue for me - I was rushing when I typed.

Both Wes units sound fantastic and in an ideal world I'd love to own a pair of the LC-EQP's and a Prometheus - but unfortunately I lack rack space so my choice is the Prometheus, as I said I actually really like solid state Pultec's as they sound so tight in the lows (so to speak)

Wes Audio are knocking out of the park at the moment.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by J_One View Post
Just had a thought. I really hope this happens….

It would be an absolute game over situation for my wallet if…

….Wes Audio made a CALYPSO MkII with the added ability to control analogue routing from unit to unit within a TITAN rack and additional access to the 8 sub I/O (16 analogue I/O 8 channel ADAT convertor), with a plug-in controllable patchbay for all analogue things connected to it and routing to and from the convertors.

This patchbay and convertor setup for the Titan rack would probably be the ultimate hybrid 2-bus expander solution, combining what some products come close to doing already, but better suited to this specific purpose. (With setups changing when you change projects!!!)

We know the technology exists. Would it be ridiculously expensive to add such functionality when so much is already in place?

Wes Audio seem to be one of the very few manufacturers that could successfully pull it off.

(Or, more expensively probably, and depending on demand they could make a chassis that was an 8 slot chassis with the above spec built in, to allow the d-subs and other I/O to live on the back.)

Either way they would totally clean up.
Thank you for all the great suggestions.

When it comes to _TITAN main requirements is to be modular as possible, using last two stlots. We didn't want to create unit with all the features possible as the price would be really high most probably. Basic analog routing is possible with I.A.C. connector, so you can switch between two settings, it is of course not that flexible as digital patchbay, but covers a lot of use cases.

When it comes to digital routing inside titan, the problem is space - on the design phase we had to even get rid off DB-25 on the back, as literally there was no space to implement audio signal paths.

However I do agree that it is great feature, and I will definitelly give it another shoot at some point!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Thank you for all the great suggestions.

When it comes to _TITAN main requirements is to be modular as possible, using last two stlots. We didn't want to create unit with all the features possible as the price would be really high most probably. Basic analog routing is possible with I.A.C. connector, so you can switch between two settings, it is of course not that flexible as digital patchbay, but covers a lot of use cases.

When it comes to digital routing inside titan, the problem is space - on the design phase we had to even get rid off DB-25 on the back, as literally there was no space to implement audio signal paths.

However I do agree that it is great feature, and I will definitelly give it another shoot at some point!
Thanks for your response. I fully understand, I am simply dreaming, somewhat idealistically perhaps, about what would make it no-brainer investment for me.

I don't see why Flock Patch owners should have all of the fun.

The fella, linked below, seems to have some good ideas too, but in both cases I think there is still room for development and alternatives.

Either way, I'll start saving for my _TITAN from now! (Just in case you find a way.)

XBay 128x128 pass through balanced programmable analog patchbay - Page 4 - Gearslutz
Old 3 weeks ago
  #57
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I own the _Calypso, I bought it because the form-factor was exactly what I was looking for (space and portability).

I've yet to use it in a multitrack recording (will have to wait for a drum session) but I have been using it to bring vocals into my existing sessions, and I have run 8 channels out via _Calypso DA, returning through the _Calypso AD.

I realise it's a very subjective thing but I'm happy with the conversion. I look forward to using it on the drumkit.

If you want to expand your ADDA and the format appeals to you I don't think you would be disappointed with this as a purchase.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Curious how a pair of LC-EQP's sound compared to the _Prometheus?
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I'm quite sure I've said that low end will be quicker/faster, when it comes to high end I think that both units sound very noble

Besides mixbus TV, there is also a demo on 2probeats channel:



I hope that helps!

- Michal
I meant to point to You to this review:



It has much more sound examples! My mistake .

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Originally Posted by Scott Maple View Post
I own the _Calypso, I bought it because the form-factor was exactly what I was looking for (space and portability).

I've yet to use it in a multitrack recording (will have to wait for a drum session) but I have been using it to bring vocals into my existing sessions, and I have run 8 channels out via _Calypso DA, returning through the _Calypso AD.

I realise it's a very subjective thing but I'm happy with the conversion. I look forward to using it on the drumkit.

If you want to expand your ADDA and the format appeals to you I don't think you would be disappointed with this as a purchase.
Thank You Scott so much for feedback! Greatly appreciated!
Old 3 weeks ago
  #59
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At risk of looking like a shill*, anyone who's considering the _Calypso, Prometheus or anything else in the WesAudio range may find that now would be a really good time to 'add to basket' on SXPro's website.


*notashill - I have only the _Calypso and I paid full price.
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