Exciter Effect In Ableton Tutorial – How to Create an Exciter Effect
Drag an ‘Audio Effect Rack’ onto any channel that you want. It’s under Audio Effects folder, along with all of the other effects in Live. There’s going to be two parts to this effect: we want to separate and boost the highs, and also we need the rest of the mids/lows etc to pass through unaltered.
So to accomplish this we’ll need two chains – right click to create a second chain. The high boost effect shouldn’t be too pronounced, so lower the volume of one of the chains a little and rename it as ‘highs’. Once you’re done you should get something like the following:
On the high chain we only want high frequencies. Add an EQ Eight effect to the ‘highs’ chain, and get rid of low frequencies with a nice big high pass filter.
Next, the high frequencies need a bit of sparkle. To do this, we’re going to use the ‘saturator’ effect – just drag and drop it after the EQ Eight effect in your ‘highs’ chain. Change the saturation to your liking – if you want you can copy what I have set below:
Save the effect – click on the little floppy disk icon on the top right of your effects rack.
And you’re there – you’ve now got a nice high boost effect that you can use whenever you want. By adding this effect to the master channel, you can do wonders for clarity of your mix.
Original source: http://www.everythingableton.com/2011/01/creating-an-exciter-effect/
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