Exponential Audio Intros Excalibur Multi-Effects Plugin For Mac & Windows


Exponential Audio has released Excalibur, a powerful multi-effects plugin for Mac & Windows.

Excalibur combines delay, flange, distortion, pitch shift, resonators, reverb and other effects into a powerful routing and modulation architecture.

Here’s an intro video from Exponential Audio founder Michael Carnes on why he wanted to create Excalibur:

Here’s what they have to say about Excalibur:

There’s nothing like Excalibur. It’s the plugin that creates whole new worlds. Need a classical delay unit with feedback and EQ? Need to sync it to tempo? It’s right here. Need a chorus to fatten an instrumental part? Or a flanger that goes from mild to wild? That’s all in Excalibur. Maybe you need a distorter. Or pitch shifter. Need to do bit reduction to model an old processor? How about a resonant filter for ‘wah’ effects? Or a resonator for truly spooky worlds? Maybe a little reverb? Or a phaser? This is the place.

These are all great effects all by themselves. But the real power of Excalibur is the way effects can be combined and modulated. There are 4 signal chains (called Voices) that can be treated independently or looped through one another. Most parameters can be modulated from a huge list of modulators–LFOs, input/output levels, soft controls on the GUI–to make effects that are dynamic. They respond to the signal. They respond to tempo.

Formats: AAX 32/64, RTAS, VST 32/64, VST3 32/64, Audio Units 32/64.

See the Exponential Audio site for details on pricing and audio demos.

11 thoughts on “Exponential Audio Intros Excalibur Multi-Effects Plugin For Mac & Windows

  1. Looks cool but I refuse to have a stupid dongle taking up a USB port on my laptop. Developers are going to realize eventually that they are losing more customers because of dongles than they would from pirating. There is too much competition. For pretty much every program that requires a dongle, there is one, or multiple that do similar things and don’t need it.

  2. I emailed the developer regarding iLok and how it came between me (and others) and a purchase. He was polite, yet stern, in his reply: “…The vast majority of my user base and potential user base prefer the convenience of iLok. The iLok isn’t a 3rd-party device coming between me and customers. PACE is a partner who’s allowed me to focus on delivering great audio rather than deal with ad-hoc and insecure protection methods. And yes, I’m aware of PACE CPU-licensing. Just not going there.”

    Just last night I had a small live performance where I had issues with a dongle. Had to scramble for an internet connection to resolve it. Grabbing my phone, tethering, and keeping my finger’s crossed is not something I should have to go through as a customer who over time has invested more money than I would like to admit on software.

  3. Well it’s clear: no one here likes iLok. I think this developper should listen to potential
    clients instead of being so sure he has the right protection solution for his products.
    Good luck, Mr Carnes.

  4. @Question Mark: Read the second paragraph of Lux’s post for one of many ways in which this kind of copy protection has the potential to cause trouble. Devs who protect with serial numbers or key files get my money. Life is too short to have to deal with the hassles that go with copy protection.

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