elysia in Nettetal, Germany, announces the availability of its single-rackspace Karacter Discrete Class-A Stereo Saturator ($1,679 MSRP).
The rackspace version retains the complete feature set of the existing karacter 500 Series module, while adding CV capability.
External control voltages routed to the rack allow modulation or recall of its Drive and Mix parameter settings by analog synths, MIDI-to-CV interfaces and other sources that can be used to feed the Karacter with oscillator rates, value sweeps, and setup changes.
The karacter offers two individual channels that can be used in dual mono, linked stereo, and mid/side (M/S) configuration, making it a flexible tool for studio and live applications. The karacter’s Color filter network allows users to make subtle or extreme harmonics-frequency relationship adjustments, while the integrated Mix control helps dial in the right amount of "enhancement" or "grit." Stepped potentiometers ensure fast and precise recall of favorite settings.
The karacter is made in Germany using top-quality components, gold-plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminum front panel, and solid aluminum knobs.
Find more information at www.elysia.com/hardware/karacter/introduction.