You Wa Shock!

You Wa Shock! free exciter | enhancer by Red Shine Sound

You Wa Shock! is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by Red Shine Sound. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

You Wa Shock! is a VST / Winamp effect plug-in to brighten up and maximize any track.

“Though nothing can bring back the missing particle, You Wa Shock!’s strength is in the behind parts. Excrete excite sound for your tracks. Push harder for a more exciting sound. The knob will go up. You can operate You Wa Shock! as early as possible in the track, or late. The four A B C D settings create new crunch excrete.”


X-cita free exciter | enhancer by Elogoxa

X-cita is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by Elogoxa. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Analog style exciter for mastering purposes, inspired on the BBE Maximizer models.

  • Warm sound and very simple to use, this exciter can be very useful to add some subtle brightness in the high frequencies, and make the lows more dense. It has been conceived to be used mainly on the mastering stage, but it’s also useful for individual tracks.
  • Independent controls for Low and High frequencies, bypass and global Volume Out.
  • Completely automatable via MIDI CC (Controls 20,21,22,23,24).
  • Moderate CPU use (-8% Athlon XP 2400+).
  • Includes 6 presets.
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voiceofsnow free exciter | enhancer by sundevstudio

voiceofsnow is a free exciter and enhancer VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by sundevstudio. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

voiceofsnow is experimental GUI-less plugin.

It uses spectral analysis to split the input signal into noise and tone components.

You can apply clipping and tilt equalization to shape noise component and then mix both components back for exciter-like effect.


ThrillseekerXTC free exciter | enhancer by Variety Of Sound

ThrillseekerXTC is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by Variety Of Sound. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Bringing mojo back – Thrillseeker XTC is a contemporary exciter build around a true parallel analog style equalizer design. ThrillseekerXTC is all about adding weight, vibe and attitude back to the sound. It delivers all the character of an analog signal path and provides what digital processing usually is hard pushed to, including a rich low-end experience and that vibrant ‘expensive’ top-end.

At a glance:

  • A unique take on a parallel analog equalizer design which includes full control about sonic color and mojo.
  • Transient based processing to revive energy and vibe.
  • Made for musicians and engineers to pleasingly enhance audio during the mixing or mastering stage.


  • Three parallel coupled equalizers containing three stateful saturators.
  • Each based on a sophisticated non-linear and frequency dependent algorithm with memory.
  • Pre-selected frequency ranges.
    • LOW band: 70-450Hz.
    • MID band: 0.8-5kHz.
    • AIR band: 3.2-18kHz.
  • Two flavors included with different internal gain-staging.
    • Black version to mix at rather conservative levels around -18dB RMS.
    • Blue version to mix towards hotter target levels.
  • Additional analog signal path idiosyncrasies modelled.
  • Classic VU style metering as well as loudness unit measurements based on ITU-R BS.1770.
  • Mix control for dry/wet mixing and output level control.
  • Win32 / VST compatible plug-in with SSE2 assembler optimized signal path.
  • Tested and known to work in many VST hosts as well as running jbridge wrapped in 64bit hosts.


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THD free saturation | exciter | enhancer by digitalfishphones

THD is a free saturation and exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by digitalfishphones. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

This is no typical high-gain distortion device, nor a ‘decimator’ or bit crusher but it is some sort of saturator. It is intended for a mixer’s insert path to act as a preamp stage. It smoothes out the transients, gives more overall gain and warms a bit.

On good days, it behaves similar to a tube input stage, adds some gentle warmth to the input signal, brings up the overall level and just sounds as if it’s consisting of analog circuits. On bad days it creates muddiness, sounds confusing, crappy and digital as hell.


  • Soft Saturation Simulator.
  • Gain, Punch, Clip shape & Output controls.
  • +6dB-Switch (doubles the input level).
  • Bypass.


TesslaPRO free exciter | enhancer by Variety Of Sound

TesslaPRO is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by Variety Of Sound. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

TesslaPRO is a transient aware signal saturator.

It offers:

  • Transformer style signal saturation.
  • Smooth transient polishing and increased RMS leveling.
  • Transient aware signal saturation.
  • Switchable sub-bass enhancements.
  • Subtle and nice audio coloration enhancements.


  • Bass: increase or decrease the bass response.
  • Drive: alters the gain amount of the signal into the processor.
  • Boost: adds further 12dB gain.
  • Transients: turning clockwise lets transients pass through.
  • Power: plug-in on/off.
  • Out: output level.


  • SSE and Assembler optimized sound engine.
  • Minimum latency processing.
  • Harmonic enhancements with low artifacts (aliasing).
  • Plug-in integration is done with Synthmaker software – performance crucial parts are written in assembler.
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sumo free exciter | enhancer by de la Mancha

sumo is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by de la Mancha. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

sumo is an effect plugin to make any sound as fat as you like. It’s good for fattening up leads and basses, adding some weight to pads, making your vocals chubby and your drums obese.

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ZynAddSubFX free software-synthesizer by paulnasca 2

SubSynth is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by mda. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

Several low frequency enhancement methods to add a sub octave to bass or drums.


ZynAddSubFX free software-synthesizer by paulnasca 2

SpectriX is a free exciter and enhancer VST plugin developed by Obertone Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

SpectriX is designed for mastering and simply enhances treble. It can also be use to reconstruct high frequencies on MP3 files and tape recordings which are lost due to high compression rates.

Most exciters work well on monophonic material but on polyphonic material they often create inter-modulation-distortion which is audible as “frizzle-noise” and treble “bursts”. Spectrix is different – it is designed to work well with all kinds of audio material: Speech, monophonic sounds and complex polyphonic mixes.

NOTE: SpectriX uses the hosts’s default GUI.

Rescue MK2

Rescue MK2 free exciter by Variety Of Sound

Rescue MK2 is a free exciter VST plugin developed by Variety Of Sound. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Rescue MK2 is an analog style modelled signal designer. It is a sophisticated mid/side based transient processing device which not only allows detailed ‘3D’ imaging control but also fancy transient compression and distortion with dynamics that remains vibrant and alive.

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