AudioThing Valve Exciter GUI
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Valve Exciter

VST/AU/AAX 32 / 64 Bit MAC: 103 MB / PC: 99 MB

Valve Exciter is a Harmonic Enhancer plug-in with vintage valve emulation. The exciter section features hand tuned filters with the ability to sweep the center frequencies via the Harmonics knob. The valve section is modelled after a softer custom version of the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes with drive, triode/pentode mode and bias settings.


  • Harmonics Enhancer: Bass and Treble (with Harmonics sweep)
  • Valve Emulation with drive
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows


pluginMinimal Requirements


  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST and AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host


  • OSX 10.6.8 or later
  • Core Duo 2GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST, AU, and AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host



Valve Exciter is an intriguing plugin capable of some great sounds.
Sounding quite lovely when handled correctly, Valve Exciter is characterful, effective and very affordable.

Computer Music Magazine review on Music Radar: Link

Valve Exciter seems “warmer” but less open, very good on snares.

Age of Audio Exciters Comparison: Link

PC Demo MAC Demo

In demo mode the plug-in will output silence for 3 seconds every 30 seconds.

Change Log
2015/11/21: v1.5.0
– New preset system
– Better parameter smoothing
– Improved CPU usage and stability
– Values are shown when dragging the knobs
– Added Randomizer Lock system

2014/11/06: v1.3.0
– Added support for AAX

2014/10/05: v1.1.1
– Fixed GUI bug with Output control

2014/10/01: v1.1.0
– Added Input/Output GUI controls

2014/08/16: v1.0.2
– Dropped support for VST3
– Fixed host settings recall for VST
– Fixed Live/Studio One internal bypass bug
– Improved CPU usage and reduced size
– Added Input/Output controls (not in GUI)