The Aphex Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom
combines the multiple controls of the 2-channel aural exciter with the deep low-frequency punch of the Big Bottom adding life to your audio. Aphex introduced the legendary Aural Exciters in 1975 and since then they have been making their way into all sorts of venues. The patented technology of the aural exciter has been often imitated throughout the years, but never duplicated. The 2 independent channels give you the ability to focus on select frequencies - just like an EQ but without boosting the signal’s output level, so you keep a clear and articulate sound. The optical big bottom gives you a profound and powerful low-frequency punch without adding undesirable level boost. The big bottom provides deeper, more resonant bass response with tighter articulation that helps extend low frequency power and range without the build-up or driver-damaging tendencies of bass EQ.
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. Engineers and producers have used the Aural Exciter to bring out vocals and on instruments from acoustic and electric to eclectic and exotic. It's at the heart of great sounding mixes in rock, pop, jazz, classical and every other genre of modern music. And you'll find the Aural Exciter in TV and film post production suites the world over.
The Aural Exciter brings clarity and intelligibility to spoken word and narration. For terrestrial and satellite broadcasters, the Aural Exciter provides the powerful articulation necessary to deliver crisp, clear signal in the face of today's digital broadcasting challenges. 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.
At Front of House, the Aural Exciter can help to bring out an individual player or add dimension to the entire mix, delivering an important tool for the challenges of changing venues and acoustics. Monitor engineers also depend on the Aural Exciter to improve clarity and articulation to monitor and in-ear mixes on stage without increasing volumes to dangerous levels.
Ideal for adding intelligibility and clarity to challenging spaces and loudspeaker placement, the Aural Exciter can deliver audio clarity under the most demanding conditions.
In the eternal quest for more volume and more bass, the Aural Exciter delivers, while also addressing the need for brightness and definition without the use of speaker-damaging EQ. The Aural Exciter is a prized part of any nightclub or live DJ's amp rack.
The Aphex Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom Features
- Two independent channels
- Focus on select frequencies without boosting the gain
- Great for use in almost any venue
- Deeper, more resonant bass response than an EQ