The xfilter is a true linked stereo equalizer with the heart and soul of Elysia's flagship EQ, the museq. It gives you the expensive sound of an all class-A equalizer, with a precise stereo image based on computer-selected, stepped pots and low tolerance film caps.
The Elysia xfilter is a true linked stereo EQ. It gives you the expensive sound of an all class-A equalizer, with a precise stereo image based on computer-selected, stepped potentiometers and low tolerance film capacitors.
Every single of its many aspects – sound, features, circuitry, components, design, materials, manufacturing – have been thought repeatedly until there was nothing left to improve.
This EQ is serious about flexibility. It offers high and low shelf bands which can be switched into high and low cut filters with resonance, two mid peak filters with wide and narrow Q, plus additional passive LC stages with shielded coils for a glorious top end.
With its exceptionally open sound, straight transient projection and solid punch, the xfilter is the perfect match for the xpressor.
For a mastering/bus type EQ, focus on small adjustments. Mixing EQ can include some wider EQ moves. There's some presets included that cover a wide spectrum of use cases and offer great starting points to work with. This EQ is best used to clean up a signal and bring clarity, forwardness, and presence to the source. With its exceptionally open sound, straight transient projection and solid punch, the xfilter is the perfect match for your xpressor – or any other piece of delicious outboard gear!
The outer bands of the xfilter show a great amount of flexibility. In their standard mode, they are set up as sweet sounding high and low shelf filters that can be used to tailor the airiness and fundamentals of your tracks fast and efficiently.
As a special feature, you can independently switch these to become high and low cut filters with 12 dB per octave and an additional resonance peak at the knee frequency. This allows some very interesting and useful filter curves.
Especially bass frequencies can benefit from a low cut with resonance by obtaining a clean and punchy character. But the resonance can also be used to stretch signals in the bass range, because the resonance filter causes a longer post-oscillation time.
In the high frequency range, you can use the resonance filter to put an accent on a selected frequency without boosting the complete HF spectrum at the same time, which can prevent harshness or an unwanted shift of the overall perception towards the treble.