Excite Audio – Lifeline Expanse


System Requirements


  • macOS 10.7 or higher (including Catalina & Big Sur).
  • Plugin Formats: VST, VST3, AU
  • Compatibility: 64-bit compatible only.


  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Plugin formats: VST, VST3
  • Compatibility: 64-bit and 32-bit compatible.
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Breathe Life into Audio

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.


  • 5 Effects Modules
  • 20 Unique Algorithms
  • Multiband functionality
  • Rearrangeable Modular workflow
  • Resizeable UI
  • Zero Latency

Replicate Realism

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.

  • Device: Emulations of small consumer electronics such as phone and laptop speakers.
  • Cabinet: Emulations of medium-sized guitar cabinets.
  • Monitors: Emulations of larger studio monitors with a rich frequency response.
  • Vintage: Uses the impulse responses from vintage recording equipment including a classic 8-track cassette recorder and a ribbon microphone.

Enhance Harmonics 

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.

  • Tube: Smooth saturation for all-around analogue warmth. Increasing the drive provides heavier distortion.
  • Tape: Adds subtle warmth, glue and fullness. Increase the drive for extra punch.
  • Rectify: Introduces extra harmonics and fuzz an octave above the incoming signal.
  • Fuzz: A heavy guitar fuzz for extreme harmonic overtones.

Digital Damage 

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.

Additional Information
Operating System

Mac & Windows

Updating Information

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