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AES New York
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Forward or backward 
On compressor topologies
AES San Francisco
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Musikmesse Frankfurt
Meet the family
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Musikmesse Frankfurt
One, two, three...
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Direct Metal Mastering
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Compressor Boys versus Kaiserschmarrn
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The brothers gonna work it out!
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We love New York!
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How everything started
The alpha compressor and how it entered ...
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Premiere in Frankfurt/Main
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Baguette and class-A
Emergency Compressor
First aid for dynamic disasters 
AES San Francisco
elysia tours the United States

Emergency Compressor

First aid for dynamic disasters

The world's first solution for dynamic emergencies!
A typical situation. Elvis Presley alive and kicking in your very own studio, ready to go for his new chart breaking album: mike in position, guitar in hands, everyone set - but some nasty aliens have paid a visit the night before and abducted every single piece of your dynamics equipment for some weird experiments.

Or, more likely, our little bug-eyed friends left everything in place and brought their complete big band in order to remix their national anthem. And just when you have every single compressor unit you could find up and running, the alien queen jumps out of the ship and demands some serious signal processing for her ingenious vocal solo and she won't ask twice.

Or - worst case of all - the guy from the studio next door has just bought that very fancy super hype compressor and all you have is nothing to get into the act. Friend, the days of grief and sorrow are now over. Entry: the emergency compressor by elysia!

The amazing details:
•  Compact and eye-catching design. Very easy to find in case of emergency.
•  Power supply via 9 volt battery ensures global operation 24/7.
•  Fully discrete class-A circuit. Safe, solid, reliable and emergency-proof.
•  Superior sonic quality. When everything else fails: your signal is clear!
•  Easy operation guarantees perfect results even when you've lost your head.
•  Balanced input and output. Keeps your balance while you're on the razor’s edge.
•  High end pots with detents for easy recall. When it rains, it pours...
•  Intelligent gain reduction meter - won't interfere with police and fire alarm flashlights.

The Alien queen will love you - and maybe even two times!
The operation of the emergency compressor is so simple; you may even be able to handle that...

The emergency compressor should be placed at an easy-to-reach free space on one of the walls, preferably right next to the exit door. This ensures it will be found easily in case of emergency and even blind panic. No matter if your studio has been struck by lightning or hit by an earthquake – your emergency compressor will be at your service at once. A nice pair of XLR cables would be the perfect addition to hang right next to your new live-saver. The nice fire engine red ones, of course.

The top side features the balanced XLR input, the bottom side the corresponding output. You can hook up any balanced equipment that has survived your latest emergency, and then use the Power switch to activate the unit. The blue gain reduction LED will light up for some seconds, after which only the white LED will stay active, indicating that the emergency compressor is ready to go.

Use the Threshold controller to set the desired intensity of compression and the Level controller to boost the reduced level. Because the emergency compressor is based on a Feedback circuit, the amount of gain you set will have an influence on the compression – so the more the Level controller is turned to the right, the stronger the compression will be.

The bicolor meter gives a very good impression of the actual status of compression. If the blue and the white LEDs light up at the same time, the gain reduction is at 4 - 6 dB. If the white LED becomes weaker, the gain reduction has increased to about 8dB, and if the white LED is completely dim, the gain reduction has reached 12 dB.

When 911 is not an option, why not check these numbers out:
•  Frequency response: 3 Hz - 500 kHz
•  Input level: Max. 9 dBu
•  Output level: Max. 9 dBu
•  Level range: +20 dB
•  Valid temperature: -10 to +60 °C
•  Noise floor: Emergency low :-)
•  Power consumption: Approx. 8 mA
•  Operation: Approx. 40 hours per battery

No matter how deep the mess you're in - don't mess up your recall sheet:

Enjoy your next emergency! Good luck, the elysians.