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Aphex, which model ??

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Marcus Black, May 15, 2003.

  1. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    A friend told me about an 80´s Aphex exciter-kind-of-thing that I´d like to have. He just didn´t remember which model it was.

    It´s a "dynamic exciter", meaning that it brings up the high-end and brings life to whatever that is too compressed and thereby suffering from a high-end loss. Just as some of the dolby-stuff. Rumour has it that these are cheap and better. According to him you basically can squeeze the hell out of a track and with the Aphex hooked up it doesn´t sound compressed. Go figure...a friend of the friend apparently has a rack full of them and uses them all the time for everything. Makes me curious...

    So anyone, do you have a clue of which model this could be??? It´s supposed to have quite a lot of knobs on the front panel.
  2. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    :) I had an Aphex Type C, this did not have the big bottom feature. I remember it had a drive level, a frequency control, and a mix control for each channel. It has a grainy effect on cymbals, and AC guitar high frequency sounds.

    The best way to judge what it does is to try one. I ended up selling mine to a pirate FM radio station for pre-emphasis in the broadcast chain.

    This process is some kind of high frequency harmonic generator, the harmonic sounds are mixed with the unprocessed sound, and appears to enhance the high's with out actually using EQ. It is not a compressor, though Aphex did, or does make compressors.

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