Aphex has released the Audio Xciter music player app that offers proprietary Xciter digital signal processor (DSP), previously available only in pro audio equipment.
Audio Xciter uses patented Aphex DSP technology to improve the quality of music by analyzing and enhancing the audio signal in real time.
The iOS app is available today (July 10), with an Android version to follow next month.
The free Audio Xciter app allows 15 minutes of enhanced playback per day. Users have two upgrade options: Audio Xciter Basic removes the time restriction, and Audio Xciter Studio allows users to fine-tune the Xciter DSP settings for a truly custom experience.
The launch pricing is $2.99 for Audio Xciter ($4.99 after July 31st) and $7.99 for Audio Xciter Studio ($9.99 after July 31st).
Audio Xciter can be purchased through iTunes for iOS and will soon be available at the Android Store and Amazon.com for Android devices. The app is available here.
“Heavily compressed digital music files reduce sonic performance in music recordings,” says David Wiener, chairman and CEO of Aphex. “We’ve leveraged our professional studio technology and created Audio Xciter to restore the detail, richness and spaciousness to your audio experience.
“The result is a more immersive sound that more accurately reflects the original intentions of the artists, engineers and producers. All the musicians and producers we work with think this is a revolutionary product for mobile music.”
“The Audio Xciter app brings musical detail to life, no matter what style of music you’re listening to. You will hear increased clarity, along with space and detail, that will impress anyone,” states Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Alan Parsons.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Audio Xciter will go to Respect the Music, Aphex’s foundation supporting music and arts education.