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Neo Imager is a hybrid tool which combines a Stereo Enhancer and an Imager. You can adjust both the stereo position of your music/tracks and enhance that stereo feeling as well. It is very useful when you need put an instrument into a different position, or make a mono recording "pop" into a stereo feel.
Neo Imager use a new technology which we call "Enhanced M/S Matrix", which enables you to rotate the sound, make it wider or put it into a deeper position. You can also add a delay effect and/or a natural damping effect to the sound, which really creates a natural stereo image.
Using traditional methods, changing a mono sound to a good sounding stereo image is "nearly" impossible. Engineers will often apply some delay to one channel and that sounds a little bit better than mono but it still cannot compare to a true stereo sound. Neo Imager is a stereo enhancing plug-in that is based on a revolutionary approach which we call Partial True Stereo Convolution. In a real space, the sound usually comes from a single point. We are able to identify where the sound is because the signal reaching our right ear is different than the one reaching our left. The timing of arrival may be slightly different and the natural reverb of the space will differ as well. The different route the sound takes through the space is combined with different early reflections allowing our brains to pinpoint the sound.
In theory, if you could capture the True Stereo IR at the recording point, you could recreate the stereo with a mono signal. In practice, Sound Magic chose to concentrate only on those early reflections which are around the Haas Effect Range. In this way, the resulting sound will have the spatial feeling without too much of the reverb feelings. By using this method, Partial True Stereo Convolution not only creates a better, more natural sound than traditional methods, but it also can re-create the spatial feeling.
If you have ever felt the need to have a little more control over the stereo image of your recording, Neo Imager is a must-have tool for your library.
Neo Imager shares the same True Stereo IR library with Neo Reverb, which make it easy to extend with more space types.