All Articles News
Skulpter 500 Is A New Sound Shaping Preamp From Elysia
Hollin Jones on Wed, May 30th 0 comments
Get better control of your sound at the recording stage with this high-end new addition to Elysia's stable of pro studio hardware - Skulpter 500.

NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end studio processor manufacturer elysia is excited to announce the availability of the skulpter 500 sound shaping preamp — pushing its range of 500 Series hardware into another area of processing.

The skulpter 500 features gain stages based on single resistors controlling a fully-discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complementing any microphone with remarkably true and natural sound. Should additional coloration be required then two variable saturation/filters and an intelligent one-knob compressor are on hand to make voices and instruments sound like a finished record right from the start.

The skulpter 500 also 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.


• 100% Discrete Class-A Topology
'¨  Pristine audio path and signal processing.

• Audiophile Gain Staging
  Natural and incredibly detailed sound.

• Dual Sound Shaper
  Mojo machine with filters and harmonics.

• Intelligent Onboard Dynamics
  Smart controlled musical compression.

• Variable Low Cut Filter'¨ 
  Flexible low frequency clean up.

• Balanced DI
  Instrument input with massive headroom.

• Multifunction Meter
  Level, gain, compression and clipping.

• Stepped Controllers
  Exact and repeatable settings.

Sound Shaping

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. Another standout feature of the preamp is its DC-coupled input stage without a single coupling capacitor influencing the original signal. Saying that, all stages — including the preamp, compressor, sound shaper, and the variable low-cut filter — are realized in discrete Class-A topologies.

“We believe the skulpter 500 is far more than just another preamp,” pronounces elysia CEO Dominik Klassen, concluding: “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, exclusively using top-quality components, gold-plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminum front panel and solid aluminum knobs. It is available from any elysia dealer for $879.00 MAP ($949.00 MSRP), or 589 € net (plus VAT where applicable), and is shipping right now.


Learn more about recording and sound shaping in the Ask.Audio Academy:

Related Videos
Comments (0)

You must be logged in to comment.

Recording and Monitoring
AudioPedia 105
Dream It. Do It.
Do you want to learn Recording and Monitoring?
Yes, I want to learn!
No Thanks, I just want to read the article.
Course Advisor
Don't Know Where To Start?
Ask A Course Advisor
Ask Us!
Copy the link below and paste it into an email, forum, or Facebook to share this with your friends.
Make money when you share our links
Become an Ask.Video Affiliate!
The current affiliate rate is: 50%
Classes Start Next Week!
Live 8-week Online Certification Classes for: