Since its introduction in 1975, the patented Aphex Aural Exciter has been used on thousands of hit albums, commercials, films, concerts, installed sound systems, and broadcast stations. Now available as an AAX Native 64 and AAX DSP 64 plug-in! Read More »
Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter® plugin delivers all the unique character of the rare original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.
When it was originally introduced in the mid-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 the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, which were engineered by Val Garay, who worked closely with us on the development of the plugin.
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|CPU: Core Duo 2.3GHz||CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo GHz | AMD Athlon 64 or equiv.|
|RAM: 4GB||RAM: 4GB|
|Operating System: 10.7 - 10.9.1||Operating System: Windows 7 | Windows 8|
|Screen Resolution: 1024x768||Screen Resolution: 1024x768, 32-bit|
Producer/mixing engineer Miles Walker explains how you can boost your key melody tracks with the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plugin.Read
Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shares his personalized plugin chain for lead vocals, acoustic guitars and piano.Read
Sound Designer and re-recording mixer Tom Ozanich explains how to use the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter for ADR matching.Read
The Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter is a secret weapon on acoustic instruments, making everything shimmer without sounding brittle or harsh.Read
How to mix toms for clarity and punch with the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plugin: a tip from Producer/Engineer Neil Citron.Read
The Aphex Aural Exciter plugin can add a beautiful sheen to vocals, lifting them from the mix. It is also a wonder at restoring life to dull instruments.Read
Producer/engineer Val Garay worked on many of the biggest recordings of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Val recently spoke to us about his illustrious career and how the Aphex Aural Exciter® fit into it.Read