SLVR Spreader is a versatile stereo widener that combines three different stereo imaging techniques.
- Wide mode uses a mid-side algorithm for widening the signal. This is suitable for stereo recordings, group tracks, and mastering.
- Delay mode spreads the signal's frequencies across the stereo image and applies minute amounts of delay to emphasize the stereo effect. This can be used to fatten ambient sounds like vocals and pads.
- Shuffle mode interleaves the signal's frequencies and spreads them across the stereo image. While the stereo effect is less pronounced in this mode, it can help the signal cut-through a busy mix without introducing artifacts or phase issues.
It lets you bring back important parts of the sound found in the "center" (e.g. vocals, bass, kick, snare) so you can apply widening without weakening the overall sound.
It also features separate meters for the Left, Right, and Center channels to help you monitor how much widening is being applied. For best results, adjust the "Spread" fader until the Center peak is about the same level as or just above the Left and Right peaks.