When would you use an exciter plugin?

When would you use an exciter plugin?

When To Use an Exciter When using an exciter, it’s often best try it out on the stems of your mix rather than on the whole master bus, as it can work to reduce the depth of your sound if it’s overused. Most commonly, exciters or enhancers are used to bring one part towards the front by cutting through the mix.

How do exciter speakers work?

Exciters work by vibrating the surface they are mounted to, creating a high-quality invisible speaker. Because the substrate/surface is being vibrated to produce the sound, there is no need for grills or openings in the surface, making the system more resistant to vandalism or weather ingress.

How does an exciter work audio?

How do I choose an audio exciter?

Selecting an exciter involves a number of factors including application location, surface substrate, size and weight of the mounting surface, coverage area and desired result.

What does an exciter do?

An exciter (also called a harmonic exciter or aural exciter) is an audio signal processing technique used to enhance a signal by dynamic equalization, phase manipulation, harmonic synthesis of (usually) high frequency signals, and through the addition of subtle harmonic distortion.

What is Aphex’s first Aural Exciter?

Here we have a VST/AU/RTAS effects plug-in that models Aphex’s very first Aural Exciter. This rare valve-based design first gained popularity among pro users as a rental-only unit, prompting further developments through the late 1970s.

How do the different Aphex pedals work?

All three pedals use variations on the same Aphex circuitry to provide high-frequency enhancement based on harmonic generation, plus the dynamic ‘optical’ Big Bottom circuitry.

What are Aphex DI boxes?

Aphex have ported their expertise in spectral processing to a range of guitar pedals that also double as DI boxes. Currently there are models for acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass, all housed in similarly-styled but differently coloured cast metal cases.

Can I Run my Xciter pedal from a 9v battery?

Any of the Xciter-series pedals can be run from a 9V battery fitted into the casing if there isn’t a suitable power supply to hand. As expected, all three devices behaved similarly except in the range of frequencies covered and, on the whole, they did exactly as claimed.