Audio enhancement technology company Aphex has introduced Audio Xciter, claimed to be the first audio app that improves the quality of music on your iOS devices through a proprietary Xciter digital signal processor (DSP).
The iOS app is available with an Android version to follow next month. It was announced today, July 10.
“Heavily compressed digital music files reduce sonic performance in music recordings,” said David Wiener, 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 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 custom experience.
The launch pricing is $2.99 for Audio Xciter Basic ($4.99 after July 31) and $7.99 for Audio Xciter Studio ($9.99 after July 31). Audio Xciter can be purchased through iTunes for iOS and will soon be available at the Android Store and Amazon.com for Android devices.
According to the company, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Audio Xciter will go to Respect the Music, a nonprofit organization supporting musical education and immersion.