Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, in association with Aphex, is now shipping the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, its modeled plug-in version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter. The new plug-in is based on one of the two original tube-powered prototype units developed by Aphex during the mid-'70s. The Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter will be available separately ($250 Native, $500 TDM MSRP) and as part of the Waves Mercury bundle.
The original Aural Exciter was highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness and detail on vocal tracks and masters alike, appearing on albums by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
“The original Aphex model 402 is a part of recording history, with a sound that’s uniquely its own,” says Aphex CEO David Wiener. “I can’t think of better hands to entrust emulating that sound to than to the people at Waves. They’ve been wonderful to work with, and we’re looking forward to more projects in the future.”
“We’re pleased to add the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter to our line of modeled plug-ins based on vintage hardware,” says Mick Olesh, executive VP of Waves sales and marketing. “The original Aphex Aural Exciter made a huge impact on the recording industry, and we’re confident the new plug-in version will be met with the same enthusiasm by our users.”