Available for download, Exponential Audio Excalibur from iZotope is a plug-in offering multiple effects, including flanging, phasing, delays, pitch effects, and combinations of each.
The plug-in offers four voice oscillators, each of which can be modulated independently. Not only that, they can be set to influence other voices inside the plug-in, thereby creating esoteric effects for your mix.
Use this plug-in for outlandish or subtle purposes. You can create ear-catching pitchshifted delays, yes, but you can also use Excalibur in post-production scenarios to recreate natural phenomena. Say you have ADR dialogue that needs to sound as though it were recorded in a cavern; you could use Excalibur to recreate flutter echoes and other acoustic anomalies that bring realism to film and TV work.
The plug-in uses a relatively low amount of CPU when judged against the amount of effects it can produce. This means you can use multiple instances in a single mix or even play with the effect live if you use your DAW during your concert experiences.
This product is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It operates in AU, VST, and AAX formats. An iLok account is required for authorizing the plug-in, though an iLok key is not strictly necessary.
Key Features at a Glance
- Versatile multi-effects plug-in
- Independently process 4 voices, or have them modulate one another
- Effects include pitchshifting, modulation, distortion, and more
- Sync modulators to tempo
- Low CPU demand for studio or live use