Waves Audio, in association with Aphex, has announced the release of their modeled plug-in version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter. Officially called the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, the new plug-in is based on one of the two original tube-powered prototype units developed by Aphex during the mid-seventies. The original Aural Exciter traveled from studio to studio as an exclusive — and expensive — rental unit, and was regarded for its ability “to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and detail on vocal tracks and masters alike,” explains Aphex; the Aural Exciter was even credited as a hardware “session player” on popular albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
The Vintage Aural Exciter is bundled with Waves Mercury package, or separately.
Price: $250 and $500 (Native and TDM, respectively)
Contact: Waves | waves.com