Year/Date of Issue: 09.2021
Developer: Excite Audio
Sales website: pluginboutique
Format: VST, VST3, AAX, AU
Bit depth: 32bit, 64bit
Tabletka: cured (install and run) | FLARE
System requirements: Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.7 or higher (including Catalina & Big Sur).
Plugin Formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
Description: Multi-effect from Excite Audio.
The Lifeline series begins with Lifeline Expanse, an intuitive multi-effect that breathes life into any sound by adding character, space and width.
Lifeline Expanse creates authenticity and realism using intricate re-amplification techniques. Re-amplification is the process of receiving an audio signal and reproducing it in the environment. The signal is sent through amplifiers, microphones and effects to add color, texture and depth, and then re-recorded.
Lifeline Expanse transforms this complex technique into a modern, elegant workflow that offers manufacturers flexibility and control over every element. Rearrange the signal chain and gently mix effects using each module’s basic controls or the more focused plugin elements.
Re-amplification helps shape sounds and reveal their unique character. Where it once took producers and engineers hours to set up studios to create ambience and realistic space tones, Expanse can instantly move microphones, switch amps and add effects to create a realistic “live” environment with a few clicks.
Expanse offers a wide range of speaker emulations to experiment with, from classic recording equipment to modern devices. From Gameboy and vintage 8-track recorder to HD monitors and electric guitar, decades of sound authenticity are ready and waiting. You can easily control the era, drive, tone and combination of each element to bring out the individual qualities of each device.
Dirt uses classic saturation to switch between subtle warmth and density and heavy distortion and fuzz. Whether you need delicate textures or aggressive overdrive, Dirt is up to the task. Warm up your mixes with gentle tape or tube saturation, or sharpen vocals, guitars, basses, synths and drums with Rectify and Fuzz.
Tube, Tape, Rectify and Fuzz algorithms instantly add distortion, saturation, aggressive harmonics and noise to any sound. Using the Drive, Smooth and Tone controls, you can easily adjust the intensity or smoothness of each effect to suit any context.
Downscaling audio resolution to enhance your audio creativity. That’s where the format shines – limiting digital audio data to create warm, grainy layers or much harsher digital deconstructions, depending on how far you want to go.
Each element of the format gives a special flavor. Degrade and Resample reduce the bit depth and sample rate to collide two opposite directions of digital distortion. Flatten combines these effects with a gate that allows you to play with signal resolution peaks, while Washed floods the sound, turning the sound wave into a bubbling, distorted MP3.
Give your sound movement, energy and tension by making the most of the stereo field. Stereo width control is a vital processing technique in today’s music production and allows producers to fully explore the soundscape. Expanse’s unique width controls help you create expansive soundscapes, exciting solos and chamber vocals.
Whether it’s panning, pitching, boosting or detuning, Expanse offers balanced and detailed control over your mix. Access the full range of your audio using efficient, optimized settings to create any kind of processing!