I just bought a Aphex Aural Exciter Type C (might be from the 80s) Unfortunately without a user manual Even after more than an hour of googl. All Aphex products are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aphex Systems,. LTD. The Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Technologies Explained. .. In , the TYPE C2, offered yet further improvements on the basic Aural Exciter. Instruction Manual. Aphex P/N xxx- your instrument does not turn off the Aphex unit. c. Instrument Output. Connect this You can use any type of 9V battery that fits the snap Mixes in the amount of Aural Exciter effect you want from zero to.
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Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. If there was a discernible difference it was in the range of the Mix control, which seemed to offer more of the processed effect than before. Previous Article in this issue Guy Fletcher: The years of carefully controlled marketing and patent protection have now paid off, for everyone, as increased sales of the Aural Exciter have prompted the manufacture of a custom ‘chip’ that has resulted in higher production capacity.
This is best described by a quote from the Aphex manual: Technically, the Aural Exciter is essentially a kind of very sophisticated distortion device. Briefly, the application of Exciters falls into two categories: Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. It’s this sort of marketing philosophy that makes you think that Aphex are looking towards the position that Dolby, whose noise reduction circuit is found in almost everything, currently occupy.
Back to home page. Let me know if there’s any problems and we’ll resolve them Originally, the Exciter was the mysterious box that you could only hire and then when a model did become available, it wasn’t cheap.
Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. Since its introduction inclose to a million Aphex Aural Exciters have found their way into recording studios and broadcast facilities, nightclubs and concert halls, arenas and airports, musicians’ and DJs’ rigs and houses of worship.
Add to watch list. This is a true example of the psychoacoustic phenomenon, as the addition of upper end harmonics is precisely the sort of aural information that our ears use to perceive the direction of a sound.
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A practical listening test in the studio with both units side by side, revealed little difference in the sound quality. For live and recorded web streaming, the Aural Exciter adds the definition and dimension that’s so often lost in the compression of today’s Internet audio. Maybe the new price will change that now, for after a reverb, echo, compressor and gate an Exciter should come fairly high on the shopping list.
Even if the upper harmonics of a sound aren’t present in an original it’s possible to add artificial ones. What’s more, you can do this in stereo or use the two channels individually on different mono sound sources.
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The immediate and most obvious difference between the Type B and C is that the whole front facia has been restyled and uses a new recessed aluminium extrusion. Figure 1 shows the basic parts of the circuit. It’s use for enhancement includes lifting sounds out of a mix, such as the cymbals of a dull-sounding drum kit which has been recorded too quietly or for improving the stereo image of a sound. It’s here in the sidechain that all the real work is done.
You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Seller’s payment instructions Thanks! Unlike many products, the lifespan of the Exciter has been a long one, it’s never been a case of dropping the price and superseding it with an entirely new model that goes off in some completely new direction, full of memories and MIDI with little else in common with the original.
Applications Recording, Mixdown and Post Production – The Aural Exciter was born in the recording studio, and its legacy is founded on thousands of legendary recordings bearing the unmistakable Aphex sound.
Now there’s an untapped market The original quality has been retained yet the price is lower and additional connection sockets have been fitted.
Monitor engineers also depend on the Aural Exciter to improve clarity and articulation of monitor and in-ear mixes on stage without having to increase volumes to dangerous levels. Next article in this issue Sampling The Japanese Way. Watch list is full.
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Any signal entering the input is split into two parts, one is sent unmodified to the output and the other through what is known eexciter the sidechain. Paul Gilby examines the very latest American audio invention for removing cotton wool from your ears! Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab.
The Aural Exciter is a prized part of any nightclub or live DJ’s amp rack.