Musikmesse Frankfurt
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Vive la France
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NAMM Moscow
Go East!
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Encore une fois
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Lucky Number Sevin ;-)
NAMM Anaheim
Visiting Mickey
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Old friends, new friends.
Audio Days Paris
Meet the makers

Fifth anniversary
Time to party!
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Less trouble, more fun.
Unicorn or time travel?
The Joel Hamilton interview
AES New York
Welcome back.

Question upon question : )~
The pan60 interview
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Five already?
Forward or backward 
On compressor topologies
AES San Francisco
Ghandi & the Giants

Musikmesse Frankfurt
Meet the family
High-End Gear Hamburg
Small yet Ooh-La-Laah
AES New York
Jazz, Viruses & Liberty

Musikmesse Frankfurt
One, two, three...
Demotour London
London calling elysia!
AES San Francisco

Direct Metal Mastering
On visit at Stockfisch-Records
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Second sighting, twice as good
AES Vienna
Compressor Boys versus Kaiserschmarrn
Chemical Brothers
The brothers gonna work it out!
AES New York
We love New York!
High-End Gear Cologne
Meeting of the pro audio freaks

How everything started
The alpha compressor and how it entered ...
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Premiere in Frankfurt/Main
AES Paris
Baguette and class-A
Emergency Compressor
First aid for dynamic disasters 
AES San Francisco
elysia tours the United States

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2006

Premiere in Frankfurt/Main

Finally! At the end of quite some busy months we could present the alpha compressor at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt/Main from March 29th to April 1st 2006. For the first time, we could show the 'real' product - so of course we were very curious about the feedback of the visitors...

This is our booth D64 in hall 5.1. Everything's in motion and Ruben explains how the whole thing is functioning. It might not be so easy to recognize from the photo: our info desk is a 1:3 scale model of the alpha compressor standing vertically (including double face plate and middle cut).

Also in hall 5.1: Carsten Schippmann with his new filter "ebbe und flut" (low and high tide). What can one say: watching and hearing this incredible unit is a pleasure of its own, as it is able to transform an easy drum beat and a sawtooth waveform into complete tracks. We would like thank Penko from Schneiders Büro for providing the photo.

This is Dirk Brauner visiting our booth. Dirk does not need any further introduction, as his outstanding microphones speak for themselves. Being a friend of sophisticated technical and mechanical solutions he was visibly pleased by the alpha compressor and he actually took a whole series of photos for his trade show album.

And this is Frank Weber, sort of elysia's handy universal genius for special tasks. Frank was of invaluable support with the construction and technical realization of the complex housing for the alpha compressor. He knows every detail inside out, and - as a 'little side project' - he has also designed our furniture for the trade shows...

Another well-known face in hall 5.1 - Jürgen Michaelis from Jomox. The photo shows him smiling happily together with Anthony Rother. And the pleasure was on Jürgen's side indeed, as with the XBASE999 he could present the successor of his almost legendary groove machine this year. First impression: rocks!

Well, this is our trade show bonsai. Green as it is, it brings the necessary natural touch into our strictly technical world. Fortunately we didn't stick any logo to it - otherwise it would certainly have been misinterpreted as an unhandy, but maybe eatable giveaway. But no, we were able to take it home safely: See you again next year.

"George is coming". And yes, he was. We very much enjoyed the visit of George Petersen from Mix Magazine. He was very fond of the alpha compressor and its potentials. As a pleasing result, he presumably stayed longer than his well-filled Musikmesse date book originally allowed...

At the end of a successful presentation the well-earned closing time beer tastes twice as good as usual! Ok, those plastic tumblers are certainly not high end and therefore a little bit out of place here... By the way, that thing in the background is not the next version of the Apollo carrier rocket, but the Frankfurt trade show tower. Aha.