Aphex Aural Excitation, with Half-Inch 8-Track

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Injured Ear
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Post by Injured Ear » Sat May 09, 2015 6:43 am

An exciter can wind up being used as a crutch. That's the only problem with using it. Folks abused them in the 70's just like folks were abusing Finalizers in the 00's. Everyone is after more/better/brighter/wow in their mixes and with every piece of gear it's an arms race. An exciter is something like a medium range nuclear missile.

Like all gear, it's a tool that you can use or abuse as you see fit. They can be had pretty cheap, too. There's no reason not to get one, or at least borrow one. (the first hit is free)

Lost on side
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Post by Lost on side » Sat May 09, 2015 11:49 am

I'm not too worried about over using it, I have pretty good self control.

So...has anyone here used an Aphex Exciter with a 1/2" tape machine? I'm packin' a Tascam 48, loaded with 456.
If that cat there doesn't stop it man, we're not playing anymore!

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