Arturia Bus Exciter

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Arturia Bus Exciter


Arturia Bus Exciter

Bus EXCITER-104 reinvents the classic audio signal enhancer. With a dual module architecture, simple-to-use workflow and authentic design - beef up your kicks, add vocal presence and bring your mix to life.

Increase presence
maintain output

Add subtle brightness to your percussion, bring out the best in a vocal or drive a kick even deeper without the added gain or noise.

Merging classical aural excitement with modern sound enhancement techniques that target both low and high frequency ranges: Bus EXCITER-104 is an ally for any mixdown, where small tweaks lead to marked improvements, allowing you to add energy and harmonic content with ease.

Dual-module dynamics

Distinctly affect low and high frequencies with separate controls for unmatched precision. Localise Bus EXCITER-104 to one frequency or explore both ranges with the output equalizer.

Enhance the fundamentals

From deep, impactful bass to shimmering hi-hats, enhance the fundamental tones of your mix. Bus EXCITER-104 is designed to enrich those elements of a track that can’t be ignored.

Adapt to any track

Use on bus channels or individual inserts — perfect for kicks, bass, vocals, synths, guitars and full drum kits. Bus EXCITER-104 can boost your overall mix or work its magic on key instruments and voices.

Subtle tweaks, major shifts

Simple adjustments lead to dramatic improvements, ensuring professional results effortlessly. With Bus EXCITER-104’s intuitive layout and powerful presets, you don’t need to go far to get the most out of your mix.


Try Bus EXCITER-104 for yourself and experiment with the Big Bass and Exciter levels to modulate high and low-end frequency extension


Whether tweaking a home studio project or mixing a major label release, the Bus EXCITER-104 is your secret weapon for impressive, polished sound.

A legacy
of audio presence

Inspired by the legendary Type C2-104 Aphex Aural Exciter, the Bus EXCITER-104 is part of a lineage of sought-after outboard gear.

Since its inception in 1975, the Aphex Aural Exciter has been a game-changer in restoring and enhancing sound. Engineered to address the harmonic loss found in tape recording methods, the Aural Exciter could be relied on for adding detail and presence to instruments, vocals and bass while crucially maintaining the signal volume.


A handful of presets showcasing Bus EXCITER-104’s sonic potential, taken from its library of gratifying presets - from vocal clarity to hard-hitting kick drum power.

DI Bass Enhancer

Add some life to your D.I. bass, both in the low end and fretboard transients. Adjust the mix amounts for more or less intensity.

Vocal Clarity

Add this to a pad or a vocal that lacks luster and needs a bit of love in the high frequencies.

Full Drum Exciter

Big Bass and Exciter combo made to add body to your kick-snare-hat groove. This preset also brings out the kick transient nicely.

Metal Guitar

Brings controlled aggression to your heavy metal guitars. The excitement is focused on the mid range, avoiding harshness while making your riffs fatter.

Warm Pultec Boost

Enjoy the mythical Pultec cut / boost with its warm harmonics. This example adds Exciter as well to boost the hi hats.

Kick Deepener

Increase the Wet Mix to add some low end.

Included in
FX collection

Effects you'll actually use

This effect is part of FX Collection, a suite of essential audio effect plugins empowering musicians, producers, and artists to get creative with their production. From iconic recording gear modeled with breathtaking accuracy, to cutting-edge contemporary effects, the collection includes the most sought-after studio tools, rare guitar pedals, modern mix enhancers, and beyond. Elevate your production and add color to your mix like never before.

Main Features

The ultimate sonic presence unit, recreating the classic audio signal enhancer.

Two Modules: Big Bass and Exciter, are designed to beef up the lows and bring presence to the mids and highs.

  • Big Bass is designed to beef up the lows
  • Exciter brings presence to the mids and highs.

Advanced Features: Shape the tonal quality and stereo image of both processors with included advanced features per module.

Large Signal Visualizer: Understand how the signal is being affected with a large signal visualizer.

Solo/Mute Buttons: Easily hear the difference and the specific signal you are adding with solo and mute buttons.

20 Quality Presets: Designed to help with various source material, from vocals and guitars to kicks and bass.

Two Engine Quality Modes: Balance sound quality and CPU usage with Studio and Render modes.

Platforms specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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