I just have to convey my absolute joy with the pristine transparency and accuracy afforded by combining polysquasher and elephant at the end of my mastering chain.
This combination is a standout for acoustic instruments and has no equal in the software domain.
Bravo to you and thank you for your work...
Outstanding! Nothing more, nothing less.
Never found nothing like it out there.
Can compete with any plugin that exist on the market.
I don't normally stop and thank the architect of some amazing work, who I see also answers the support line but you deserve high praises for what you have accomplished. In two days you have given me the tools to elevate my music more than I have done in the last 3 years. I have always hated the sound of limiting, (never found a good one digital or analog) and now with THE HUGE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, I am able to hear my way through the process, finding just the right settings to get a pro commercial sound. Master buss with Sonar X3, UAD Ampex tape emulation, Polysquasher (gentle) The Elephant +3 or so, and final analog gui-ness from a Rupert Neve Portico II. Your products were the missing link. Thanks so much!
Brian Lee Bender
I have been using Elephant and Soniformer while mastering for YEARS and there isn't a better combo for raising gain and controlling compression/eq without squashing the whole mix. Sometimes I add in the TransGainer for that extra sizzle and especially to liven up a room mic or a drum bus. The versatility of the products really shine when you get into the details. And the fact that I use them sometimes in 20 instances (Elephant makes a great limiter) in Cubase 5 on a PC and never bog my system down and keep low latency. That is just great programming and the reason I will be back for more! My songs recorded with your products have been on radio, film and TV, so thanks for supplying such remarkable tools!
Terry McClain, Delvin Shade Music
I'm sort of new with DAW's, previously I "decided" to go with samplitude, but later found it to restrictive since it can't handle 7.1 surround (or itself without crashing), unless one looses his/her mind and cough's up $3000 for Sequoya. My choice has fallen on Reaper, which is clearly above everything I've ever likely to come across. As THE DAW it is capable of doing everything I / you could ever need, especially when combining it with Voxengo's plugins, WOW!, I mean you people are incredible, and I know that because my ears tells me so. The end result is everything that ever mattered, which is why we're all doomed, but that's another story ;o)
I have been using Voxengo tools in the mastering studio for as long as the studio has operated. Unique tools that are designed for correcting real world problems at prices that suit wallets. I am using Elephant, Warmifier and Soniformer here and whilst they are not used for every job they are a very important set of tools in my digital toolbox fitting in where other tools fail to meet the desired results. The fact that every plug in has a free demo means you can assess the sound qualities in your own studio with your own music. I always like to check back on the site to see if new innovative products have been developed. Keep up the good work.
One of the most versatile limiters I've had the pleasure of working with. It has multiple modes for use in whatever situation you find yourself in and at the price you pay for this it's an absolute steal! I always find myself reaching for the Elephant anytime I need something a little 'warmer' in the sound. Great for overly digital ITB mixes.
We recorded a select group of bands live in the studio as part of the Savannah Stopover Festival. I recorded them in the live room direct to 1/4" tape with Dolby SR. The spacial quality was pretty awesome. I couldn't keep the spacial relationship with L3. I switched to L2 and the high mids got trashy. The Sonnox sounded good but the snare kept jumping out and it wasn't the same snare I was hearing on the tape master. I tried your demo in a last ditch effort to try to convey the feeling of being there. It did just that. THANK YOU!
Peter Mavrogeorgis, Dollhouse Productions
Voxengo Elephant is a limiter in a class of its own. It's a magnificent tool for shaping the sound.
Friendly greetings Aleksey!
I wanted to thank you directly for Voxengo Elephant. Every time a new limiter comes out on the market, I test it thoroughly versus Elephant, but ALL contenders to date (over the last four years) have been crushed at Elephant's massive feet. Despite compelling marketing copy, those competitors simply can't handle the extreme dynamics and transients I throw at Elephant, which rides the peaks a lot more transparently. The TRANS TIME knob is magic — if I hear unwanted distortion in a saturated track rich with ambience, I simply turn it up and the ugliness is gone. I can retain a good balance between punch and clarity, something which is unintuitively difficult in "other limiters".
You should know that I used Elephant on my album that won the Spectrasonics-Bob Moog Foundation's OMG-1 Grand Prize: http://www.spectrasonics.net/contest/winners.php From phat breakbeats to eloquent arpeggiators, Elephant is versatile and able to treat it all. Elephant's high-quality at low-latency makes it possible to use in a "realtime mastering chain", which is essential to my workflow and makes it easy to hear the near-final result instantly. Plus, auto-oversampling works like a charm.
What's more, EVERYONE out there should know how mature and stable Elephant is. It's almost a decade old, wow! Long ago, I grew irritated with lesser limiters that didn't keep backward compatibility modes in mind, since that inconsistency wastes time. But I'm glad that although Elephant continues to be in active development, it has really settled into a beautiful place in my creation process.
On top of all this, Elephant's price continues to provide the best bang-for-buck. What incredible value for a truly versatile tool!
Keep being creative — you've truly made it easier for musicians like me to make our music shine.
Torley Wong (Whidbey Island, Washington)