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What are the best widener (stereo width) plugins?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

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673 posts since 19 Sep, 2006

Postby ddeez; Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:00 pm What are the best widener (stereo width) plugins?

Sometimes i like my synth sounds to be really wide....at the moment i use the widening effect in my predatohm distortion which works really really well...problem is i dont want everything to be distorted...sooooooo is there any stereo widener plugin that works as well as the predatohm but just does widening?

BASICALLY: What are the best stereo enhancers or wideners for synths?

Im on a pc....thanks!
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Postby djanthonyw; Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:03 pm

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Postby justin3am; Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:09 pm

Sonalksis StereoTools. I love this thing. The Flux one is great too and free!
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Postby ddeez; Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:22 pm

any other suggestions?

i cant get the flux DL to work.
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Postby BONES; Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:50 pm

kILL-O-RAMA. It's simple and it works. Just check the "Invert Left Channel" LED and you're set for the widest stereo in town. Or you could just use my little killerz, instead of the overpriced krap you are probably using now, because the newer ones all have that feature and a second widening mode that uses a short delay in one channel. Combining both modes often gets interesting results. As always, link's in the sig.
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Postby ddeez; Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:01 pm

thanks brother!!

any other suggestions everyone?
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Postby Notron User; Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:09 pm

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Postby ddeez; Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:11 pm

thanks so much!!! keep em coming!!!
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Postby Igro; Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:24 pm

believe me, nothing can beat this baby:

check this thread http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... sc&start=0
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Postby sinkmusic; Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:18 am

for free :
- quikquak upstereo

for cheap :
- the one i mde with DeLaMancha : Thr33some(triple band, mid/side and/or dela-based widening, simple, efficient, powerful).

- Ddmf stereorerts
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Postby quintosardo; Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:23 am

Biased: Fild ;)
(seriously, unique features like phase equalization)
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Postby Cordelia; Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:30 am

Sheppi Spatial Enhancer- it's free.
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Postby ariston; Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:57 am

Cordelia wrote:Sheppi Spatial Enhancer- it's free.

+ 1 for this one. I've found that most stereo wideners have a tendency to really f**k up your mix. The Sheppi is a fantastic tool for getting a convincing widening effect without tearing your mix to shreds. The Voxengo is good, as well, but it needs a very subtle and careful touch.

Of course, You could always just double your track, pan them to opposite sides, and use some subtle EQ and filtering to get the sound you want...
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Postby osiris; Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:59 am

I love both Flux and Stereoizer and will put in a shameless plug for Rochor, available from my website. (Click the www on my sig) : )
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Postby eshbal; Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:48 am

There is also a function for this in SPL Vitalizer. Chicane uses this for his pads (but probably the hardware vitalizer)

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