While I see the use for this effect, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. This wasn't around back in the day, though, meaning that once again, you won't find it on the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter. Plug-Ins , Signal Processors Waves:
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It also helped an acoustic piano articulate through a auural dense mix. The first controls the amount of harmonics generated, and so effectively acts as an additional drive control.
There are photo-realistic VU vinrage with clip indicators. Now, as with anything, it needs to be used in moderation. Useful new insert mode. First some full kit with no effect, then full kit with some effect added to kick, snare top, toms and accent crash.
It does have a seductive quality when added to a mix. Plug-InsSignal Processors Waves: While it does add overall brightness and clarity, this buildup does seem to be predominant in the upper-midrange frequencies. A little discipline and self-control will be needed. Honestly, the notion that I can fully quantify and qualify this plug-in bundle in this short amount of space is yay short of giving me Sitting down to write this review, I feel a little overwhelmed.
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It was a quick and easy way to bring something forward while adding clarity. Note the non-linear response. Then the same using MIX2 except after bypass compare, winding the mix back down again. Waves, a company that is extremely prolific in thinking up new emulations and wacky graphic interfaces, has brought back a piece of analog gear that very few people have ever seen or used — the original Aphex Model Aural Exciter.
As you might expect from an old-school piece of kit, vingage are simple, with the main knobs being Input, Output and Mix levels. ecxiter
Unless apbex recording a singer on par with Michael Jackson in his prime, competently capturing doubled lead vocals will require acute attention to detail, an enormous amount of patience, and a lot In those conditions, something that could add clarity through additional harmonic content could be a desirable thing.
People used to find excitement in planning new gear additions for their racks. We found it best to steer clear of full mixes and use it sparingly as an auxiliary. This had the effect of adding clarity and brightness to whatever was run through it. It started with the much more expensive Model in the mids. Aphex's Aural Exciters have come in various forms over the years, but Waves' emulation is based on the very first design, which was valve-based and behaved differently in insert and aux configurations.
As opposed to simply adding EQ to a signal, this is shifting the phase and adding harmonic content to it as well. Not a computer in sight, multitrack tape wxves that may or may not excitter in aphez alignment, and in some cases, somewhat slow analog consoles that might do some damage to transient response.
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This wasn't around back in the day, though, meaning that once again, you won't find it on the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter. I am not, nor will I ever, eexciter a recording engineer. I'm an old school kinda guy, so when a POD Pro found its way into the rack at my studio I just kept laughing at the idea of really using it on electric guitars - and I usually don't. Adjustable noise and selectable hum.
This included a shift to fully solid-state electronics, ultimately culminating in the off-the-shelf hardware products that are still available to buy today. Meters can be calibrated. It does a great job of emulating the Aural Exciter hardware, and it comes in TDM and native versions.
This rare valve-based design first gained popularity among pro users as a rental-only aaphex, prompting further developments through the late s. exciteer