After assessing the full line of products available, we have confirmed that the Stratus and Symphony reverbs are the pinnacle of Exponential Audio's development. To show our commitment to them, we have just updated them with a new UI as well as native M1 support.
While we will continue supporting Stratus and Symphony (both the standard and 3D versions), we have made the decision to discontinue selling R2, R4, R2 Surround, PhoenixVerb, PhoenixVerb Surround, NIMBUS, and Excalibur. Support for these products will remain in effect for 12 months from your date of purchase. You can learn more about the rationale behind this decision below.
Alongside this transition, it’s important to us to offer exceptional crossgrade deals to customers who own the versions that are being discontinued. These offers will be going live shortly and can be found in your Account.
If I own one of these products, can I still use it?
Yes. Your product will not be deactivated or change from its current state.
Will I still get maintenance updates?
If you have purchased these products through iZotope.com within the last 12 months, we will continue to provide you with technical support and updates to address critical issues that arise for up to 12 months from your purchase date. The support period for these products will end on October 27, 2023 for all users. We will not actively test compatibility of these products on new operating system or host application versions after October 27, 2022, and the current system specifications for these products operating system will not change. See below for a list of the current operating system support specifications.
Why are you discontinuing these products?
One thing customers may not realize about our Exponential Audio products is that they are built on two core engines. One engine features more “natural”-sounding reverbs, the other engine focuses on reverbs with more “character.”
The “natural reverb” line includes NIMBUS, PhoenixVerb, PhoenixVerb Surround, and culminates with Stratus 3D as the best, most modern version of this engine. The other versions are variants that have older tech.
The “character reverb” line includes R2, R4, R2 Surround, and culminates with Symphony 3D. As with the other line of reverbs, Symphony 3D improves on the tech and innovation of the other variants.
As a software company, we must continuously review our product portfolio in order to plan how and where we invest our development resources. In order to best deliver on our reverb products, we decided to streamline our Exponential Audio product line to the two most modern versions of these products: Stratus and Symphony. As a sign of our commitment, we have updated them both, and their 3D versions, with M1 support and have also refreshed their user interface design.
One last benefit of the way these engines evolved, if you’re considering an upgrade:
- PhoenixVerb, PhoenixVerb Surround and Nimbus presets can be opened in Stratus 3D.
- R2, R2 Surround and R4 presets can be opened in Symphony 3D.
This backwards compatibility was an important factor to us as we made the decision.
Find out more information on preset migration here.
Will I still be able to download the product from your website?
Yes. You can still download, install, and authorize these products. Installers can be downloaded using our Legacy Downloads page. Your licenses for Exponential Audio products are solely managed through the PACE iLok License Manager software.
These products do not use serial numbers and may not appear in your iZotope account or Product Portal.
If you need help moving a license to a new location, please contact iZotope Customer Care with your iLok ID, and any other information associated with the license.
We sincerely appreciate your support and regret any inconvenience this action may cause you. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team.
The current operating system support specifications for these products will not change and are as follows:
Excalibur, NIMBUS, R2, R4, PhoenixVerb, R2/R4/PhoenixVerb Surround:
Mac: macOS Catalina (10.15.7) - macOS Monterey (12.5.x) *
*Supported on Intel Macs & Apple silicon Macs (Rosetta only).
Windows: Win 10 – Win 11
VST3, AAX, AU
All plug-in formats are 64-bit only.
Pro Tools 2022, Live 11, Logic Pro, REAPER 6, Cubase 12, Nuendo 12, FL Studio 20, Studio One 5, Audition CC, Digital Performer 11.
Authorization & Install
iLok License Manager is required to authorize these products. Supported License Locations: iLok 2 USB, iLok 3 USB, or iLok Machine License.
Exponential Audio products are not available to install or authorize in the iZotope Product Portal application.
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