In the Production Expert 10th Anniversary Christmas Competition we offered the chance to win a one of 2 Exponential Audio Pro Stereo Bundles With Excalibur (NIMBUS, R4 and Excalibur) worth $569 each, as one of over 30 great prizes on offer worth over $30,000 in total.
The competition closed on December 31st 2018 and the 1st winner is Andreas Casado.
“I am an amateur, recording my own songs in my home studio, running Harrison Mixbus 32C, and Cubase 9.5. I've been writing and recording my own songs for some time now, although I view this as only being for recreational purposes. At some point I might publish something, but nothing is decided as for now.
Quite recently I discovered Harrison Mixbus 32C, and I was blown away by the analog work style of this DAW, not to mention the great tonal quality that comes out of it. In this sense, I found a new reason to learn more on mixing, and especially how to correctly make use of reverb to add depth to my recordings, which, as an amateur, I've always found a bit hard.
I found a video on Pro Tools Expert explaining why the creator of the video would keep the R4 plug-in from Exponential Audio if he was allowed to keep only one of the many 3rd party plugins he had. As I was quite impressed by what I saw, I started to do some research on it and found out that the same Pro Tools Expert site was offering a package with the R4 included in their Christmas competition. So, I entered the competition and chose the package from Exponential Audio as my potential prize. And I won!
So, now I'm a happy camper, hoping that my plug-in collection finally is complete. With these nice reverb and delay plug-ins from Exponential Audio, that could possibly be true, having the rest of my needs pretty much covered by Mixbus 32C and the plugins I already own. At least I'm not planning on letting them go, just yet”.
The second winner is Matthew Blue.
“Well that is a superb way to start the new recording year, thank you and EA so much. I started writing songs and poetry in my early teens, have continued as a singer songwriter throughout my life and about 10 years ago got seriously into recording after buying an Apollo interface. I am very proud to have released my first real album about a month ago called Arc of our Hearts.
I suppose like everyone in this pursuit, we all try to do the best we can with the tools we have, but Exponential Audio products are without question, some of the best and how many people have Michael's knowledge and cred: not many!
I am well on my way to completing my second album but I will very excitedly and proudly start using the Exponential Audio reverbs. I also, very much appreciate all you do at Production Expert to build community and share knowledge, as well, thank you. And now, back to tracking my new song!”
What Exponential Audio Say About The Pro Stereo Bundle With Excalibur
NIMBUS, is a new and improved reverb unit based on the familiar PhoenixVerb but offering better sound, greater flexibility and new capabilities:
Better sounding: NIMBUS is based on the core of the hugely popular PhoenixVerb, but we’ve combined honest user feedback with a fertile creative imagination to make it sound even better.
No CPU hog: NIMBUS is a native plug-in, requiring no special hardware and offering even more flexibility while continuing to work with its now-famous minimal load on your computer.
Easy to use: We know that workflow matters to our users. While NIMBUS is brand new, existing users will find it reassuringly familiar, and new users will find their way around in a matter of minutes.
R4 offers all the class of historic hardware reverb units but with many new features only possible with modern plug-in development technology. R4 is pure class and for this reason, is destined to become a classic.
There were always elements - like overdrive - that NIMBUS creator Michael Carnes felt would be helpful in 'warming up' a reverb. He also saw a need to dynamically lower reverb levels in louder parts of a mix: with dynamic tail suppression R4 and NIMBUS now have this covered.
Users have long asked for tempo-controllable pre-delay: R4 now has this implemented.
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.
Check Out Our Reviews Of The Plug-ins In The Exponential Audio Pro Stereo Bundle With Excalibur
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