Raising Jake Studios

Raising Jake Studios has updated SideMinder ME, the MultiBand Mastering Edition of the SideMinder Dynamic Stereo Width Maximizer plug-in, to version 1.2.0.

The update provides a new, more intuitive user interface, bug fixes and enhancements:

  • New GUI layout with more logical placement of controls.
  • Now supports AudioSuite processing (AAX).
  • Extended range of crossover frequencies in 2-band mode.
  • Fixed a bug in AAX versions that was preventing automation of button parameters.
  • Added missing presets to VST3 versions.
  • Fixed a bug in VST2 version where user settings were not being saved in the project in some hosts.

SideMinder ME can increase (or decrease) the stereo width of a track, bus and/or master mix while automatically preventing over-widening and negative correlation that can cause signal loss when mixed or played in mono.

SideMinder ME includes up to 3 bands of stereo Width Enhancement ranging from mono up to 200% width increase and a Bass Narrow control that reduces the stereo width below the selected cutoff frequency (especially important when mastering for vinyl).

The most important and unique features of SideMinder ME are the Stereo Width Limiters. These limiters use latency-compensated look ahead correlation detectors that "listen to" the stereo signal and precisely and rapidly turn down the stereo width when the signal approaches negative correlation. Additional stages of filtering control the recovery speed of the width limiting action which is adjustable via the Release controls. An output correlation meter displays the output signal correlation allowing before/after effects of the limiter to be observed while the Mono/Stereo and Normal/Delta buttons can be engaged to quickly audition SideMinder ME's action.

SideMinder ME can be used as an audio processing tool to automatically increase and control stereo width or it can be used as a visualization/metering tool to help make better mix decisions.

Price: $39.95. Existing customers can download the update for free using the link provided in their purchase receipt.

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