Studio processor manufacturer elysia has added the new skulpter 500 sound shaping preamp to its range of 500 Series hardware.
The skulpter 500 features gain stages based on single resistors controlling a fully-discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complimenting any microphone with “remarkably true and natural sound”.
The preamp also features two variable saturation/filters and an intelligent one-knob compressor to help shape voices and instruments.
The skulpter 500 provides a balanced DI input with significant headroom of up to +19 dBu, so just about any signal coming from guitars, basses, synths, and effects will benefit greatly from audiophile-class amplification and versatile processing performance.
With ample gain range starting at only 3 dB and extending up to 65 dB of amplification, the skulpter 500 forgoes the technical need for a pad circuit completely.
“We believe the skulpter 500 is far more than just another preamp,” said elysia CEO Dominik Klassen. “With all the amazing features in such a small form factor, it’s more a complete recording solution — everything you’ll ever need in front of your DAW.”
The skulpter 500 is made in Germany, using quality components, gold-plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminium front panel, and solid aluminium knobs.
It is available from any elysia dealer for $879/€589 and is shipping now.
Check out the skulpter 500 in action in the video below:
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