elysia• mpressor

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    0.22941176470588 out of 5 stars

Regular Price: $199.00


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Regular Price: $199.00


(17 reviews)
0.22941176470588 out of 5 stars

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The compressor from the future.

The elysia• mpressor plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces is a creative tool that offers punchy sounds with beautiful coloration, as well as more extreme processing options.

Developed by Brainworx, the mpressor plug-in is an exacting emulation of the high-end, Class-A hardware, perfectly capturing its unique features like gain reduction limiting, anti-log curves, and negative ratios.

Now You Can:

Apply extreme compression effects without degrading the original sound

Use the Auto Fast function for fast, distortion-free compression without any artifacts

Harness the Niveau Filter to change the character of a track from subtle to striking with continuous frequency shift

Punch up flat or dull drum tracks

Customer Reviews

Key Features

100% Discrete Class-A Sound: Faithful recreation of the elysia• mpressor's all discrete circuitry and special character, authenticated by elysia• GmbH
Powerful Creative Compression: An outstanding universal compressor as well as an inspiring dynamic effects machine that produces fat and freaky sounds with maximum punch, beautiful colorations, and extreme processing options.
Auto Fast: The compressor can be very fast, but only when it is really needed. Auto Fast shortens the attack time automatically on fast and loud signal impulses.
Anti Log: If intentionally striking and creative compression is the goal, it definitely makes sense to turn things upside down. Anti Log provides an alternative characteristic of the release curve following an anti-logarithmic course. With Anti Log you can create many exceptional compression effects just by the push of a button.
Negative Ratios: The characteristic curve bends and goes back down! Heavy pumping, backward sounds, etc. Perfect for cool compression effects.
Niveau Audio Filter: Easy to use, yet very flexible, the Niveau Filter's main function is to change the proportions between high and low frequencies. By simultaneously boosting and cutting the selected frequency areas, it is easy to influence the character of a track ("bright" vs. "dark").
Gain Reduction Limiter: A specialty of the mpressor. This limiter is not placed in the audio path where you would usually find it, but in the control path of the compressor. Choose the maximum amount of gain reduction you want to allow at the twist of a knob.
Mousewheel Support: The controllers of the mpressor can be moved with the mouse wheel.

Customer Reviews

elysia• mpressor


(17 reviews)
0.22941176470588 out of 5 stars

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M. Barnes 

December 4, 2016

Very nice compressor

This plugin totally fixed a synth bass that I loved the sound of but I just couldn't get it to fit in the track. The "well defined" preset is also great for the master bus.

F. Johanns 

December 2, 2016

Probably one of the best Plug-In Compressors if not the best.

This Plug-In Compressor is a beast (in particular for Drums).

N. Lifschey 

November 27, 2016

Amazing compressor, but suffers from ancient UA approach to design.

This one star review is NOT for the sound of the plugin itself -- this is a fantastic-sounding plugin. The one star is for the fact that it has no wet/dry, you can't see the values of what you're adjusting, and there's no side chain. The Plugin Alliance version has two of these things (annoyingly, no wet/dry for some reason), so I ended up buying it on sale as well, so I can use it in a way that's, you know, modern. I've said this many times and will say it again as an absolute truth: UAD is in the dark ages with many of its GUIs and features: When you can't see or punch in the values of what you need, don't have a wet/dry mix control, and/or don't have a side chain input available. Time to get with the 21st century, UAD! I stopped buying their plugs a while back because of this, and encourage others to get the Plugin Alliance version instead so you can at least have some of the extra features that they give you. Sorry to be a downer, but reality is reality. :-)

M. Biniaz 

November 26, 2016

Great Compressor !!

A friend had the real hardware unit of this was amazing bit of kit and the plugin version sounds as good to me very pleased !!

d. godard 

November 6, 2016

Very good, but UA is a dinosaur

I'm a big fan of UA, I use a lot and love a lot of your products.
BUT!!!!!!, UA is the only developper that seems not to understand that digital world allows a lot of features that helps engineers and sound designers work faster and better. Why no pop up with value? Why no dry/wet pot? AND THE MOST IMPORTANT: WHY NO EXTRENAL SIDE CHAIN INPUT? This is a very important feature on the Plug in alliance (brainworx) version!!! And UA has NO ext side chain input on none of any plug in! SHAME!!!!
And I could talk about a lot of problems with Apollo Console software (bugs when recalling sessions with virtual inputs, only 2 aux busses, very bad routing possibilities -compared to RME for example- ).
People, this compressor is very good (especially with paralell compression and with an ext side chain to use as a ducker), but please buy it at plug in alliance so UA will perhaps understand that even if UA is very good for audio, they are very bad for handling and manipulating, pricing. Like Apple, they are leaders on this market and they make good money with it,... without trying to give a REAL GOOD service.
Once again, I love UAD (and Mpressor), but I'm upset about UA: DINOSAURS WITH BIG MONEY!
...And please forgive my english if it's not good...
5 stars for this comp
4 stars for this comp by UAD because NO EXT SIDE CHAIN
3 stars for UA . Not for audio but for the features (brainworx, slate and waves are much better about that)

M. Gustafson 

June 20, 2016

Changed the way I mix Drums!

This packs a punch. Not only is this compressor extremely flexible, but it has punch and character. When using it on a parallel drum bus ( my main reason for purchasing) I found this to give me everything I need. It can add the snap you need to liven up the drums and it can smooth out harsh transients with out killing the overheads. I was amazed how easy it was to switch from the compressor I have been using for years to this. best buy here I've made in a long time and that is saying something.

G. Postorino 

April 10, 2016

Shut up and take my money

One of the smartest compressors ever designed. The mpressor can do just about everything. If you buy this plugin for the auto fast button alone, it is more than worth it. That one button is an absolutely diamond of technology, and has saved me on more than a few mixes. The most slept on plugin in all of UA's roster!

J. Alberson 

March 4, 2016

Great Clean Compressor

A Clear and Powerful dynamics controller! I am still learning this Beast but I am glad I got it! Top Flight!

V. Repasi 

January 28, 2016

very satisfied

It is one of the best compressor plugins I've ever used. It really add shape and punch to the track were you add it.

J. Alberson 

January 13, 2016

Great Peak Control

This is a Fast VCA type compressor with really Clean Sonics. This is no Loss of fidelity when using it on a Bus! Great for Vocal Groups and Synth Groups. I have not used the Hardware unit but I am very glad I Purchased this UA Version

J. Levin 

December 28, 2015

Excellent purchase!

Really makes the drums punch through!


December 21, 2015

Magical on groups

Using this compressor on groups ( Drums, instruments) especially at a low ratio brings out a magic i can't describe. Makes everything just come alive!!

D. Rahimi 

December 11, 2015

It's a sonic-weapon!

Compressor is not just a dynamics tool for me. I often use them to colour the sound. Even though Mpressor is transparent it gives life to the sound in a very unique way, I've never used a compressor like this before. It's transparent but noticeably present. I can't use it as a all-round compressor but in some cases it's unreplaceable...

R. Saunders 

December 11, 2015


Why this hasn't been lapped up rapidly by the UAD community yet I don't know! Just check out Joel Hamilton's review of this beautiful compressor on YouTube and you won't be able to resist! This amazing plugin does everything from 'transparent' to total 'destruction' and somehow adds extra sonic excellence without overdoing it in the 'character' department. Stunning.

A. Schiavone 

July 25, 2015

Crazy good!

Crazzzzzy good! Why no comments!

R. Garcia  

October 18, 2014


Sounds very very good coupled with a the CLA67 waves version of compressor. But besides the coupling.. It sounds musical. And keeps it firm and solid. Sounds really good. I dont normally purchase Plugs. But this MPRESSOR .. MPRESSED ME!


P. Moshay  

September 17, 2014

Killer for Drums

This is my new go to for Drums.... this is NOT a one trick pony, I'm way impressed, i'd never used the hardware unit, but now i know why people rave about it.

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