Orinj version 7.0.0
The Orinj Aural exciter introduces harmonics in the high frequencies of the signal. The input signal in the aural exciter is sent first through a high pass filter to separate the high frequencies. These high frequencies are then sent through a distortion since distortion introduces harmonics. The resulting signal is then combined with the original signal.
An example of the Orinj Aural Exciter
The following sound sample contains two repetitions of a short acoustic guitar riff. The first repetition is as recorded, without the aural exciter. The second repetition uses an aural exciter where the frequencies above 600 Hz are distorted with a soft clip distortion above -35 dB. This is a heavier aural exciter than may be practicable, but it is an audible one for the purposes of this example.
Click to play this example with an aural exciter.
Using the Orinj Aural exciter
- To add the effect to a track in the session, first click on the track to select it. Click on Effect, Dynamics, and then on Orinj Aural Exciter in the menu.
- To add the effect to an auxiliary channel in the session, click on Track, then Groups / Aux Channels, and then on Aux Channel Controls in the menu. In the auxiliary channel control dialog, click on the Add button.
- To add the effect to the master channel in the session, click on Track and then on Master Channel in the menu. In the master channel dialog, click on the Add button.
- To add the effect to a wave in the single wave view, click on Effect, Dynamics, and then on Orinj Aural Exciter in the menu.
You will see the following dialog.
When this dialog becomes visible, the Orinj Aural exciter effect has been added. Adjust the parameters of the aural exciter in the dialog above and click Close. The parameters of the aural exciter are described below.
Orinj Aural exciter parameters
See Orinj Effects for an explanation of the Title, Track, Presets, and Bypass controls. The remaining Orinj Aural exciter controls are described below:
- High pass filter frequency: Use these controls – the box and the slider – to set the frequency of the high pass filter. The aural exciter distortion will apply to frequencies above this one. Frequencies below this one will remain unchanged. The frequency is specified in Hertz (Hz) and can be between 20 Hz and 20000 Hz.
- Distortion type: Use this drop down box to set the type of distortion – hard clip, soft clip, no clip, warm, and warmer (see Distortion for more information). The first three types of distortion introduce mostly odd order harmonics in the signal. The "warm" distortion introduces both odd and even order harmonics. The "warmer" distortion introduces only even order harmonics, except for the first odd order harmonic.
- Distortion threshold: Use these controls – the box and the slider – to set the threshold of the distortion, above which the signal will be changed. The threshold is measured in decibels and can be between -50 dB and 0 dB.
- Output: Use these controls – the box and the slider to set the output gain of the signal. This is the gain that will be applied to the distorted signal after the distortion. The output gain is measured in decibels and can be between -20 dB and 20 dB.
See Orinj Effects for additional notes on: where Orinj effects can be used, using boxes and sliders that impact the same parameter (such as the box and slider for the frequency), applying effects to mono and stereo waves, and using effects during playback. See Orinj Working with effects for additional information on creating, modifying, moving, removing, and processing effects.
Dry and wet mix
The Orinj Aural exciter supports dry and wet mix changes and you can adjust the mix between the original signal and the modified signal. See Orinj Effects for more information.