Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter - Audio Enhancement Plug-In (Native)

Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter - Audio Enhancement Plug-In (Native)


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Product Highlights

  • Adds Brightness, Vibrancy, Depth
  • Increases Presence, Not Levels
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS, AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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The Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter from Waves is a native based plug-in that recreates the Aphex Aural Exciter process, as delivered by the original hardware from the mid-70s. The original unit was so well received at the time, that it was even credited as a "session player" on best-selling albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.

The original unit provided the ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and vibrancy on vocal and instrumental tracks alike, without raising levels. This was particularly useful because multiple passes of tape during multi-tracking would eventually dull some of the high-end details.

Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plug-in delivers all the unique character of the rare original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.

Main Features

Faithful model of the rare tube-powered original
Adds brightness, vibrancy and depth
Increases presence without raising levels
Perfect for vocal and instrumental tracks alike
Mix and AX modes for insert or send configurations
Up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components


  • MODE selects the processing mode - MIX1, MIX2, AX
  • METER selects VU meter view options
  • INPUT controls input gain
  • AX MIX controls the amount of AX (aural excitement) added to the original signal
  • OUTPUT controls output gain
  • MAINS controls analog characteristics caused by hum, based on the power supplies of the original units
  • NOISE controls the level of the modeled analog noise
System Requirements
Mac G5 Dual 2GHz or Intel Dual Core 1.83GHz
OS X 10.4.11 to 10.6.2 (or 10.5.x for PPC)
1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution
Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, Audio Units and VST plug-in formats
PC Pentium IV 2.8GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
Windows XP 32-bit SP2 and SP3, Vista Business or Ultimate32-bit, Windows 7 32-bit
1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM Vista/7
1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution
Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite and VST
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