Elysia’s new ‘colouring box’ plugin shows great Karacter

Elysia’s new Karacter plugin is a multi-faceted processor that’s designed to add colour to your audio. It promises “mastering-grade saturation, tube-inspired distortion and glorious destruction”.

You can process each channel individually, and these can be set up for linked or unlinked stereo, and linked or unlinked M/S operation. There are integrated mix stages for parallel processing, and a dedicated Color control.

Karacter actually comprises two plugins: the fully-fledged Master version and the trimmed-down Mix edition, which offers a simplified control and feature set.  

Find out more on the Plugin Alliance website, where Karacter can be purchased for $199. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and costs $199. A 14-day demo is available should you wish to try before you buy.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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