Multi-effect from Excite Audio.
The Lifeline series begins with Lifeline Expanse, an intuitive multi-effect that breathes life into any sound, adding character, space and breadth.
Lifeline Expanse creates authenticity and realism using sophisticated re-amplification techniques. Re-amplification is the process of taking an audio signal and playing it back in an environment. The signal is sent through amplifiers, microphones and effects to add color, texture and depth, and then re-recorded.
Lifeline Expanse transforms this sophisticated technique into a modern, elegant workflow that offers manufacturers flexibility and control over every element. Rearrange the signal chain and mix effects neatly using the basic controls of each module or more focused plugin elements.
Re-amplification helps to shape sounds and reveal their unique character. Where producers and engineers once took hours to set up studios to create ambience and realistic tones of space, 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 recorders to HD monitors and electric guitars, decades of sound authenticity are ready and waiting. You can easily manipulate the era, drive, tone and combination of each element to highlight the individual qualities of each device.
Dirt uses classic saturation, allowing you to switch between subtle warmth and density and heavy distortion and fuzz. Whether you’re looking for subtle 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.
The 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.
Downsampling audio to enhance your sonic 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 the two opposite directions of digital distortion. Flatten combines these effects with a gate that lets you play at peak resolution, while Washed floods the sound, transforming 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, immersive solos and chamber vocals.
Whether pan, pitch, boost or detune, Expanse offers balanced and detailed control over your mix. Access the full spectrum of your audio capabilities with powerful, optimized parameters to create any kind of processing!
Multi-effect from Excite Audio.