Type B is a plugin by AudioThing that emulates the famous vintage exciter effect, which is more often used to enhance dull recordings where the high-frequency content was missing due to tape overdubs. AudioThing does even more than that, you can control the internal filter, use a harmonic generator, and more.
Let's Get Into How It Works...
The way Exciter work is by generating high-frequency content that is not part of the original signal using a combination of filtering and distortion (harmonic generator), The input signal goes into a filter (usually highpass, but you can also choose bandpass with Type B) before feeding it into the harmonic generator.
What I find interesting about this plugin is that you have control over the generated harmonic using the color parameter, you also get some ready-to-use presets, so, you might as well start from there, and tweak as you see fit.
Video Sneak Peek
- Vintage Exciter
- HP/BP Filter with Emphasis
- Adjustable Unit Noise
- Oversample up to 16x
- Resizable Window
- Preset system with randomizer
- Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM
- VST2, VST3, or AAX, 64-bit host
- OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.14
- Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
- VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX, 64-bit host
Get Type B (Exciter)