Anaheim, CA (January 18, 2011)–Waves Audio has teamed with Aphex for a modeled plugin version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter.
Officially called the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, the new plugin is based on one of two prototype tube-powered units developed by Aphex during the mid-Seventies. The Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter modeled plugin aims to replicate the character of the rare original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.
The original Aural Exciter traveled from studio to studio as an exclusive–and expensive–rental unit, bringing its sound to select sessions. Highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness and detail on vocal tracks and masters alike, the Aural Exciter was even credited on popular albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, as a sort of hardware “session player.”