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Arx One

Stereo Modifier Plugin by zOne.sk

Arx One has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Arx One

Reviewed By hebb [read all by] on February 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

Very useful plugin and quite unique too. I use it often to check the phase of my mix, as well as fix any phase related issues. It can also be useful in creating interesting stereo effects. The GUI looks really nice and simple, if only there was an option to make it bigger though. VSTZone has some very nice plugins. Hopefully we'll see 64-bit versions of their other plugins, sometime in the near future.

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21 September 2020 at 7:52pm

No. Wrong.

The video gives you a brillian instrument, but then gets to a completely wrong conclusion, or to a misleading one at best.

No, these instruments do not sound louder. They sound louder IN-THE-MID-CHANNEL. Only in there. They become narrower, thus the mid numbers jump up. Why do we go for these numbers at all? It's not like mono music is in fashion now, and yes. you get mono-compatibility this way (great tool for that), but there're not that many scenarios where you'd like to listen to one speaker only and mainly. There are some (like a lonely speaker in a mall that should blast a crowd with commercials). But what the narrator effectively did there is removing stereo. Providing stereo was the point of these banks in the first place.

I would suggest using these stereo drums as a "dressing" for a narrower, focused hit, and they would compliment each other just fine.

If one would go for every decorrellation, he would effectively kill all the stereo, greatly diminishing the effect in the headphones.

Once again, it's a good handy tool, but the problem is identified incorrectly and thus the conclusion ("instruments with phasing channels are softer") is wrong, too. They're not softer. One could even argue that they could be percieved louder in the headphones and stand out more.

Calling a side channel "a phasing problem" is highly misleading. When something is labeled this way, you then look for a way to "eliminate the problem". But side channel is not problematic (it's, in fact, essential) unless there are some particular circumstances.

Mono compatibility is important, but to a point.

22 September 2020 at 5:57am

"Calling a side channel "a phasing problem" is highly misleading". Mid = Left + Right while Side is Left - Right, so yes both Mid and Side channel contains problems and change of loudness when Left channels cancels Right channel. Arx is about creating mix that can sound similar whatever system you played it without changing overall loudness or loudness of problematic sounds.Please read the description why you should care about mono compatibillity. If you are one of those who do not care then no problem here. I just giving you tool to fix it. Btw there is a way to create wide mix without using those wide sounds and without widdening effects that will not make any problems when summed in mono.


22 September 2020 at 6:10am

"when Left channels cancels Right channel"

So when does it? Please name a system where it does? Because I've named one. Nobody listens to a separate MID. And I know why keeping it clean sounds great. Still in my eyes that's not enough to call diff "a problem".

Here's where is does NOT:

- cell phones have multiple speakers;
- even bluetooth speakers have stereo output unless they are complete shit;
- car systems and television, obviously;
- if one is working on a construction site with a 1990s radio in his pocket, idk if he would care.

I deconstruct dozens of references for my clients a week. It's not a personal preference of mine, it's just statistics. Yes, there're ways to create side by doing an inverse delay trick (and some others), guess what: they sound different.

So I stand my ground here, these are not "problems".
And I aknowledge that it is merely a tool, the tool itself is great. The conclusion I think is not.

Sure, "focus" the high end and the low end. Great idea.
Don't go around saying that "it becomes quieter". No, it doesn't. Practically nobody's listening to a mid channel.
(Can't download Eclipsis.).

22 September 2020 at 7:17am

You do not read the decription. Any system. I will put again what is in description.

"There is a zone that lies at a certain distance and angle to the speakers that are kind of ideal but speakers are not headphones where the sound goes directly to your ears. With speakers there is always some audio summing and you're basically hearing it in collapsed mono.

So unless you put you speakers directly on your ears there is always some summing of right and left. If sound in mix have phasing problems - phase cancelation then loudness is different based on position of listener according to position of speakers. If you are in ideal position then there is almost no difference but when you are position where your for example left ear get sound directly form left and right speaker then you have almost full sum going direclty to your left ear.

Eclipsis and all other missing stuff will be updated when I have more time.

22 September 2020 at 6:15am

I suppose if you were to mention your phasing-speakers motivation in the video, I would be more ok with this.
Still, the loudness statement in the end that you're leading up to is just plain wrong.
We do understand each other cause we work in the field; people who're learning need more clarity I think.


24 September 2020 at 4:25pm

64-bit gui use 22 % CPU in reaper.

But after Close gui use 0.5 % cpu.

24 September 2020 at 5:05pm

I have tested it and it looks you are correct. I have increased CPU usage too on my computer with opened GUI. It is caused by phase trace display. It takes 20480 samples of audio in order to show nice preview on phase in time and this big amount of sample preview cause CPU problems. Will see if I will be able to tweak it somehow but you can also disable/pause phase trace preview by clicking on it and it also decrease CPU usage.

25 September 2020 at 12:12am

Thanks ! Great ! disable/pause phase trace preview CPU down to 1.2 %

28 September 2020 at 11:19am

This looks great. Gonna check it out! Thank you VSTzOne.


25 April 2021 at 7:04pm

Is there any other resources that needs to be installed to run this? I can't get it to run on either Reaper 6.27 or Bluecat Patchwork 2. I'm running Win10 x64 19042.685.

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