Faithful emulation of a historic piece of hardware processing.
Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the new Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plugin delivers all the unique character of the rare original hardware unit with all the advantages of software. No iLok needed.
When it was originally introduced in the 1970s, the Aphex Aural Exciter brought its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists, traveling from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit.
A true groundbreaker, the original Aural Exciter was highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and vibrancy on vocal and instrumental tracks alike. It was even credited as a "session player" on best-selling albums by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, engineered by Val Garay, who worked closely with Waves on the development of the plug-in.