MPN #KaRackter    


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The Elysia kaRACKter is the rack version of the famous Karacter 500 series discrete class-A stereo saturation.

On top of everything the 500 series module has to offer, the amazing special feature of the rack version is its CV capability: By feeding external control voltages into the karacter it is possible to modulate or recall its Drive and Mix parameter settings. Analog synth, MIDI-to-CV interfaces and many other kinds of sources can be used to feed the karacter with oscillators, value sweeps and setup changes.
100% Discrete Class-A Topology
Expensive boutique sound made affordable.

Mastering-Grade Saturation
Gentle THD generation with a soft characteristic.

Tube-Inspired Distortion
Wide ranges of asymmetrical low noise clipping.

Glorious Destruction
Turbo Boost for massive sonic mayhem.

Bulletproof Lightweight
Aluminum housing, panel and knobs.

Control Voltage
Modulation and recall of Drive and Mix.

Color Filter
Harmonics-frequency relation tweaks.

Dual Mono/Stereo Link/Mid Side
Signal matrix for maximum flexibility.

Stepped Controllers
Fast and easy recall guaranteed.

Made in Germany
Build quality without compromise.
Frequency response
  • 100% Dry: < 10 Hz - 400 kHz (-3 dB)
  • 100% Wet: < 10 Hz - 27 kHz (-3 dB)

  • THD+N - 100 % Dry
  • @ 0 dBu: 0.013 %
  • @ +10 dBu: 0.024 %

  • THD+N - 100 % Wet (in Saturation Mode)
  • @ 0dBu Min Drive: 0.47 %
  • @ 0dBu Max Drive: 35.1 %

  • Noise floor - 20Hz - 20kHz (A-weighted)
  • 100% Dry: -91 dBu
  • 100% Wet (depending on Drive and Gain): -81 to -91 dBu

  • Dynamic range
  • 20 Hz - 22 kHz: 112 dB

  • Maximum level
  • Input: +21 dBu
  • Output: +21 dBu

  • Impedance
  • Input: 10 kOhm
  • Output: 68 Ohm
  • 5.0
    Frank Dumas
    August 26, 2019
    Elysia at his best
    So I've been using plugins for a while on my mastering chain for saturation and I had pretty decent results. But since I already own a xfilter and a xpressor I was curious about this unit. Tried it and loved it.
    Great color, amazing saturation and settings. Read more
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