Valve Exciter

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Valve Exciter

Harmonic Enhancer with vintage valve emulation




Valve Exciter is a Harmonic Enhancer plugin 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

Download Manual (.pdf)

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.

Minimal Requirements    

Windows XP SP2 or later / OSX 10.6.8 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
2 GB RAM / 500 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST2, AU, or AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host


2017/09/05: v1.5.2
– Fixed: Random bug causing one of the channels to mute

2016/10/05: v1.5.1
– Valve parameters recall problem fixed.
– Added Mono->Stereo channel configuration.
– Default preset (“01 – Default”) can now be overwritten by the user.

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)