We’ve written about developer Excite Audio and its plug-ins which are exciting, indeed! Lifeline Console is a solid analog saturation multi-tool that’s very user-friendly. Lifeline Expanse emulates the sounds of actual recording spaces to add professional sheen with similar ease. The two plug-ins got fresh Apple Silicon updates and went on sale at EUR 59 each (down from EUR 68). 14% off is not a huge discount, but it goes along great with breaking out the Apple compatibility news!
Excite Audio Lifeline Console and Lifeline Expanse sale
Lifeline Console focuses on the control room side of things – more specifically, the mixing desk and outboard gear. Lifeline Expanse simulates the space and character of recording environments and listening equipment. Both plug-ins make for compact get-togethers of analog hardware sounds and are suitable for both novice and experienced producers. They are sold individually for EUR 59 each, or together within the Lifeline Bundle for EUR 99. The latter seems like a particularly solid proposition.
Lifeline Console features five modules contributing to an overall analog flavor – preamp (warmup and enhancement) with customisable frequency response), EQ (analog circuit modeling), Compressor (with Auto Makeup control for easy dial-in), Modulation (tape kind with warp and speed variations), and Wear (noise, artefacts and random errors of tape, vinyl and cassette). So there’s a wealth of analog saturation for records that sound like, you know, a record – as well as creative audio degradation options. That, and in-between stylings depending on how you adjust the custom modules.
Lifeline Expanse is a tad different. Once again, it has lots of simulations, but they are more along the lines of listening equipment (cabinet, monitors, consumer electronic speakers, and vintage IRs). You can impart the character, or hear your tracks sounding through emulations of small phone and laptop speakers, guitar cabinets, larger studio moniors, and studio gear like 8-track casette or ribbon mics. The latest update adds 25 new presets across all categories, along with visual optimizations for improved user experience.
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Lifeline plug-ins are available in 64-bit VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats as well as standalone software for Windows and Mac computers.
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