With an entirely new way to create striking pulses, beautiful organic arpeggios, evolving pads, and one-of-a-kind hybrid instruments, Elysium simply cannot be replicated by any other synth on the market.
Some of the biggest synths end up being preset synths, with features built for the patch designers instead of the users. Elysium is different.
Enter a galaxy of macro knobs, generators and fun ways to create movement, where even your most basic patches sound more alive than they would in any other synth.
Elysium’s groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed UI was designed to give you the most power and flexibility possible with the least amount of resistance.
But don’t take our word for it. Read on for more.
Change pitch, add Analog vibe and sample Flux between each hit, or Spread extra voices for a wider, mono-compatible sound stage.3 of 7
Selects the state of the filter on the channel. The Cutoff and Tone knobs perform differently for each filter type.
Click the button below to explore the filter types.
The 3 engine modes turn lush sustained sounds into rhythmic performers. Choose an LFO shape, and adjust how it hits using the custom-tuned controls for each mode.
The Depth knob brings in a pad bed made from any of the 4 sounds, which you can filter with the Settings icon.5 of 7
It also allows for step-based Pitch, Accents, and a set of Actions that includes Double and Triple hits
You can also turn off the Phase Sequencer for each layer, and play the sounds yourself.
After years of rigorous design, Elysium skillfully combines live+hybrid instruments with the most iconic synths of all time.
Gamelans, pianos, mallets, a beautiful string section recorded at a church in New York, and much more.
Run it though Elysium’s acclaimed sequencer or play on your own.
We sampled some of the most sought-after synths in history, collecting the best sounds for both producers and composers.
Run hundreds of iconic synths through the Pulse-Chop-Flow Engine and find yourself lost in mesmerizing pulses, sweet leads, and meditative pads.
Every soundsource is multi-sampled.
And more importantly, even the atmospheres are mixed to work from bass to the highest range. Engage your listeners with thunderous lows, or bliss them out with zen-like highs.
That’s why we created arguably the most robust and fun FX section ever seen in a synth, bar none.
Welcome to sound design heaven. Create full FX chains for the Perc Layer and Synth Layer. Use the Master Chain to affect the whole mix.1 of 3
For Perc and Synth layers: solo, change layer volume, or conjure immediate inspiration by generating entire FX chains with the click of a button.2 of 3
31 effects over 7 effect rows, 300 effect presets and over 600 practical and creative impulse responses.
View the list of Effects below.3 of 3
Run the show with 31 electrifying stompboxes, amplifiers, adventurous mod and chorus-based effects, saturated delays, reverbs, and more.
300 effect presets (not including Convolution Reverb presets), ranging from practical tools, to sounds you’ve never heard in your life.
Incredibly diverse Convolution Reverb Library with 600+ reverbs in 27 reverb categories — from 9 world-class reverb units like the famous Bricasti M7, EMT 250 and Lexicon 480, to the most ethereal and otherworldly sounds imaginable. Add to the mix funky harmonic plates, household recordings and actual samples of other live instruments… you could get lost exploring these alone for hours. Try running one of our hybrid mallet sounds through a piano impulse… song intro: done.
In 2015 we pioneered “Intelligent Randomize” for you to make new patches, which gave you great starting points instead of dead-ends.
In 2020, generating sounds is no longer random.
From the Sound Browser or FX Pages, use the Generate buttons to combine thousands of hand-crafted sounds and FX presets to generate something brand new, uniquely yours, and human-approved.
Infinite inspiration at the click of a button.
Introducing Tide, an intuitive way to change volume with rhythm. Make sweeping, cinematic 8-bar swells, or beat-driven LFO “sidechain” pumping, and adjust how much you want on each layer.1 of 4
The Tide Display tracks each voice during its entire Rise and Fall in real-time, to help you easily see what you’re playing and follow the timing.2 of 4 A few optional add-ons for Tide:
We know that in the moment you don’t always want to draw sequences. Use each sequencer’s dropdown to Generate functions to create common or random shapes, then use the Process, Repeat or Trajectory functions to sculpt your sequence + playback. No drawing necessary if you don’t want to.4 of 4
Rise and Fall with Global Tide: Create multi-bar swells or rhythmic LFOs
6 elegant, one-click sequencers to automate any parameter in the entire synth, including the ability to change the Perc layer’s Morph and Bass sounds on every step.
With six sequencers and over 130 modulation destinations, you’ll never run out of creative ways to add motion. Use them to add more evolution, or turn the resolution up and use them per-cycle as an LFO.
“College courses on interface design should study Wide Blue Sound’s user interface as an example of how to combine simplicity, depth, and an invitation to experiment.”
– Harmony Central
The sounds you’d expect from a top-notch synth or sample library, but with an intuitive, blazing-fast UI for sound design and keeping sounds interesting —and you interested— over time.
Evolving atmospheres with subtle tonal rhythms blended in.
A creative arpeggiator, one-click Sequencers and the all-new Global Tide. Quickly generate blissful arps, hard-hitting 303 basses, or just any rhythmic element with impeccable, radio-ready sound design that fits into any track.
Easily make fun patches and sequences that are oozing with character.
We believe this is one of the most inspiring instruments ever created. If you aren’t happy after 14 days, just write to us.
A journey through Elysium with your intrepid host, founder Nathan Rightnour.
Shaun Chasin plays through some of his favorite presets, showing us what just a single instance of Elysium can do, representing a shift in what we can expect from synthesizers.