Freebie Friday: Stereo Width Plug-ins, VST / AU / AAX
Welcome to a new year of Freebie Friday. Today we’re talking about Stereo Wideners and have a couple of freebies you may enjoy, plus we’ll link you to some more robust tools that we have in our store.
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Polyverse Music Wider
Wider is a stereo width module plugin that can also turn your mono signals into a full stereo sound. Just listen to the video below. It’s fun!
Polyverse Music describes Wider:
Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3. Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system
Audio engineers really love this free plugin.
bx_solo contains a stepped M/S Stereo Width Control, so you can get a sense of how M/S technology can be used to expand the stereo width of tracks already recorded. Try it out on subgroups, FX returns, keyboards, or any stereo track that you’d like to spread out. A great pro trick is to use M/S processing on a rock guitar subgroup: just set the stereo width to 150% and the guitars will jump out of your speakers!
Plug-ins for Stereo Width
Exceptional Stereo Enhancement
Expand your stereo image. Mono to stereo, stereo to super-wide and everywhere in between. Natural extension or extreme effects, Stereoizer provides it all, with plenty of presets & detailed control for the expert.
Massive Vocal Stereo Width. Classic studio trick with classic studio sound.
Need some width for your background vocals? Want to make a lead guitar or synth sound larger than life? Little MicroShift gives you three different flavors of a classic stereo widening trick at the push of a button.
Little MicroShift uses a special recipe of pitch shifting and delay that varies over time to create rich stereo width. It’s incredibly simple to use and perfect for spicing up important instruments, or for blending background vocals subtly into a mix.
As one of the most used effects in the audio world, reverbs come in all forms and flavors
Includes Intelligent Stereo Width control, ranging from pure mono to true stereo and beyond.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki