Plugin Boutique have reduced the price of Lifeline Expanse by Excite Audio, now only £39.95/$54.25 (usually £49.96/$67.84).
The Lifeline series begins with Lifeline Expanse – an extensive and intuitive multi-effect that breathes life into any sound by adding character, space and width.
Lifeline Expanse creates authenticity and realism by using intricate re-amping techniques. Re-amping is the process of taking an audio signal and playing it out in an environment. The signal is sent through amps, mics and effects to add colour, texture and depth, then re-recorded.
Lifeline Expanse distils this complex technique into a modern, sleek workflow that offers producers instant flexibility and control over every element. Rearrange the signal chain and delicately blend effects using each module’s main controls or the more focused under-the-hood functions.
Re-amping helps to shape sounds and draw out their unique character. Where producers and engineers once needed hours to set up studios to create ambience and realistic room tones, Expanse can instantly move microphones, switch amps and add effects to create a realistic ‘live’ environment in a few clicks.
Expanse has a versatile range of speaker emulations to experiment with, ranging from classic recording equipment to modern-day devices. From a Gameboy and vintage 8-track recorder to high definition monitors and an electric guitar cabinet, decades of audio authenticity is ready and waiting. You can easily manipulate the age, drive, tone and mix of each element to emphasise each device’s individual qualities.
Dirt uses classic saturation to swerve between subtle warmth and thickness through to hard-hitting distortion and fuzz. Whether you need delicate textures or aggressive overdrive, Dirt takes on the challenge, effortlessly. Warm your mixes with gentle tape or tube saturation, or add a gritty edge to vocals, guitars, basses, synths and drums with Rectify and Fuzz.
The Tube, Tape, Rectify and Fuzz algorithms instantly add distortion, saturation, aggressive harmonics and noise to any sound you want. Using the Drive, Smooth and Tone controls, the intensity or smoothness of each effect can be easily dialled in to suit any context.
Reducing audio resolution to boost your sonic creativity. This is where Format shines – restricting digital audio data to produce warm, grainy layers, or much harsher digital deconstructions, depending on how far you want to take it.
Every element of Format brings a distinct flavour. Degrade and Resample reduce the bit-depth and sample rate to collide two contrasting directions of digital distortion. Flatten combines these effects with a gate to toy with the resolution of the signal’s volume peaks, whilst Washed floods the audio to twist the sound wave into a bubbling, corrupted MP3.
Give your audio movement, energy and tension by making the most of the stereo field. Manipulating stereo width is a vital processing technique in modern music production and allows producers to explore the full reaches of the sonic landscape. Expanse’s unique width controls can help you create vast soundscapes, captivating leads and intimate vocal takes.
Whether it’s through panning, pitching, signal boosting or detuning, Expanse offers balanced and detailed control over your mix. Access the full spectrum of your audio’s potential by utilising effective, streamlined parameters to produce any kind of stereo width processing.
Reverb gives sound its organic and vibrant feel. The sonic reflections echo and decay, building natural room and depth in the mix. Use Expanse’s ultra-flexible Space module early in the signal chain as a reverb effect pedal or place it at the end to create a limitless environment for your instruments to explore.
Taking inspiration from classic reverb functions, Expanse focuses on four different algorithms that each offer a wide spectrum of space and time manipulation – the resulting reflections can be realistic and organic or synthetically stretched out. With reverb, time and space are key, and Expanse gives you the parameters and tools to precisely apply as much as you need.
- 5 Effects Modules (Re-amp, Dirt, Format, Width & Space)
- 20 Unique Algorithms (1024 different combinations)
- Multiband functionality per module (For Gain and Effect processing)
- Drag & Drop Modular workflow
- Resizeable UI
- 325 Presets
- Zero Latency
Lifeline Expanse is available for PC and Mac users (VST, VST3, AU and AAX).
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