by Variety Of Sound
4.6 / 5     (15 votes)
Win32 Win64
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.

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.
Vari-Moo Dec 30 2021
(5 / 5)
Dec 30 2021
This plugin has thaught me two things: 1- compressing only the midrange of the whole mix is an excellent idea. 2- exciters are not a thing of the past, but are very useful tools. What's also important is that Bootsy takes good care about aliasing and his plugins are excellent in this regard. Top stuff!
Bob May 16 2021
(4 / 5)
May 16 2021
Very good but be carefull with the mojo knob. It introduces weird flanging
Alfredo May 26 2019
(5 / 5)
May 26 2019
Wow, fantastic! Better than to many that I paid for, just professional.
Robin Jan 07 2019
(4 / 5)
Jan 07 2019
Absolutely great! Recommend it!
Samuel Jun 18 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 18 2018
Nothing else i've tried sounds as organic and natural as this for boosting. I would happily pay over 50 dollars for this.
Charlylyly Nov 23 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 23 2016
This is really good at saving guitar tones : I used it on rhythm guitars on a death metal mix, worked great. Can be interesting on a drum bus, or even on the master stereo bus !
ksavHOMErec Mar 20 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2016
This should work magic with cheap cond. studio mic/voice recording session... esp with mojo... etc. As we all know vos = top quality!
Javi Ramallo Mar 18 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 18 2015
blahhhh blahhhhh Apr 06 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2014
So powerfullllllll <3
Shane Mar 05 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 05 2014
Fantastic for spicing up a dull sounding mix!