which exciter?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by klauth, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. klauth

    klauth Guest

    I was wondering who makes the most "sought after" unit as far as exciters go?(for recording purposes) .....SPL or APHEX .....is there a standard?...anyone got an opinion?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I don't know of anyone who uses those things. All the do is boost the highs and add distortion ... yuck!

    15 years agao when a lot of people used small format narrow guaged analog recorders that were incapible of recording solid highs and lows, these products were in vouge. They also found acceptance in PA applications, where they are still used. BUt in the recording world, the usefulness of this kind of processing has outlived itself.
  3. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    I own a BBE sonic maximizer that I use iether live or for recording (I use on recording--- only when I have a real bad take and dont have an option) its a quick bandage in my opinion.
    I also have a Aphex arual exciter----------------dont like it-----------It may be useful for hard banging,thumping,boom---boom---boom.
    Ive used it to record before(not a good idea).
    Just my 2 cents worth :wink:
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Yuck. Don't like 'em.
  5. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Not for a studio. For live apps, the Aphex 204 can help some PA situations. Actually, the Big Bottom circuit on the 204 is not too shabby. The 204 Aural Exciter pretty much sucks.

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