Aural Exciter 204 , DBX 266XL & Cables
Product Code 7617
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*Includes 4 STP-202 6 foot Insert cables
What could be hotter? Already an industry standard, the new Aphex 204 Aural Exciter with Optical Big Bottom is one of those must-have processors that no rig should be without! The 204 delivers increased presence, depth, and clarity to your recording, mixing, and mastering projects, and does it all with little or no increase in peak output! The Aural Exciter's patented processes restore natural brightness through dynamic harmonic enhancement. In a mix, this creates more space and dimensionality, and gives individual tracks room to breathe. The new Optical Big Bottom adds density to the low end that increases presence and punch, and dramatically enhances bass frequencies without overloading speakers or recorders. Single rackspace.
Increased presence and clarity
Restore natural brightness
Greater perceived loudness
Improved detail and intelligibility
Deeper, more resonant bass
Little or no increase in peak output
Tighter bass articulation
Extended low frequencies
Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transients—or closes early, cutting off decay and reverb tails. The superb engineering in the 266XL ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates typically produce undesirable processing artifacts.
When using the 266XL's AutoDynamic™ Attack and Release controls, artists and engineers will find that the center settings deliver classic dbx compression, while the full control range produces voicings that extend from slow "leveling" to aggressive "peak" limiting.
The Auto Dynamic™ circuitry continuously adjusts the actual attack and release times to optimally match the program material. Since users aren't restricted to using the Attack and Release controls only in "peak" operation, they can tailor the response of the 266XL for individual tracks, mixed program material, special effects or system protection. As a result, production studios can use the versatile 266XL to replace multiple "single-purpose" limiters while sound reinforcement users can standardize on the 266XL for all of their applications.
The 266XL's advanced gate circuitry uses a completely new, program-dependent timing algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristics—even with complex signals, such as voice or reverb decays. dbx engineers went on to take advantage of the wide dynamic range and high precision of the dbx® VCA to design in an extra-wide threshold range and ensure top gating performance for each application.
Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup, while the 266XL's intuitive operation lets users easily smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, squash drums or tighten up mixes. In Stereo couple mode, the Channel 1 controls become Master controls, and Channel 2 follows precisely to ensure a rock solid stereo image—even with high amounts of compression. Professionals and newcomers will find that the 266XL sets up rapidly and musically the first time it is used, and every time thereafter.
Designed and manufactured in the USA, the dbx® 266XL processor is the result of an intensive engineering and product development effort aimed at taking advantage of the latest and best advances in manufacturing technology to deliver true dbx audio performance and reliability to our customers at the lowest possible cost. The 266XL puts a completely new level of compressor/gate performance within everyone's reach.
Goof proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
• New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
• Program-adaptive expander/gates
• Great sounding dunamics control for any type of program material
• Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
• Stereo or dual-mode operation
• Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR
• Side Chain insert
• Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
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