- Ethan Mates, recording engineer/mixer/producer (Linkin Park, American Idol, Anastacia), 2017
Plugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of karacter — an exacting emulation of German high-end processor manufacturer (and Plugin Alliance partner) elysia’s discrete class-A stereo saturator namesake, known affectionately as “The Coloring Box” because of the wondrous ways in which it fattens and adds sparkle to tracks, as a plugin par excellence (engineered by Brainworx)
Watch elysia’s Tom Van Den Heuvel’s overview of karacter here
Elysia’s Tom Van Den Heuvel’s sounds- and effects-focused karacter walkthrough
Charles Stella’s saturation- and overdrive-focused karacter walkthrough
Cutting — or boosting! — to the chase: karacter creates a wonderful world of tremendous tones and timbres courtesy of a carefully chosen small set of controls that can completely change the character of a sound, alongside a stereo M/S (Mid-Side) control that opens up several possibilities for creative effects. The choice is in there… and all keeping elysia’s well-deserved reputation alive and kicking (ass) within a convenient, creative plugin workflow without treading on the toes of any other saturator software solution out there.
karacter is available for purchase — as an AAX Native & DSP-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plugin for Mac OS X (10.8 through 10.12), Windows (7 through 10), and Pro Tools 10.3.10 (or higher) — exclusively from Plugin Alliance for $199.00 USD.
Note that the proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system.
For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated karacter webpage here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/elysia_karacter.html
About Plugin Alliance (www.plugin-alliance.com)
Based in Wilmington, DE, USA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA, USA, Plugin Alliance is more than just a website; it is a new ‘Über-standard’, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof. It empowers world-renowned analogue hardware companies with a digital strategy and provides software developers with services that allow them to develop products with increasing quality and quantity. It does this by providing world-class marketing and distribution, as well as platform features like a state-of-the-art authorization system. The Alliance is more than just a group of partner companies; it is a rapidly growing community of artists, engineers, producers, and industry luminaries who have joined to share what they have learned.