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 SideMinder ZL by Raising Jake Studios is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
SideMinder ZL
Product SideMinder ZL
Developer Raising Jake Studios
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Stereo EnhancerStereo ControllingStereo EffectStereo ExpanderStereo ImagingStereo ModifierStereo ProcessorStereo SeparationStereo Width
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OS 10.7+
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SideMinder ZL is a 3-band, Zero Latency version of the SideMinder series of Dynamic Stereo Width Maximizers with a revised approach and optimized gain core intended for live use and zero latency monitoring applications. As with all SideMinder plugins, SideMinder ZL provides automatic stereo width limiting that can be used to increase (or decrease) the width of stereo mixes while remaining MONO COMPATIBLE. SideMinder ZL controls the stereo width dynamically to keep the signal wide at all times while preventing "overwide" negative correlation that can cause loss of content when mixed to mono. SideMinder ZL is not a compressor and will not alter the dynamics of the mix, only the stereo width.

SideMinder ZL provides up to 3 bands of independent stereo width enhancement and dynamic stereo width limiting with features including:

  • Zero processing latency.
  • Mono/Stereo listen mode.
  • Pre/post process correlation metering.
  • Band Level Trim controls.

SideMinder ZL is recommended for use on stereo buses and final mixes in live sound and mixing and mastering applications where zero latency is required. For the most demanding mixing and mastering applications please see our SideMinder and SideMinder ME plugins which utilize "lookahead" to anticipate signal corrections.

SideMinder ZL is a 64-bit plugin available as VST2, VST3 and AAX for PC and VST2, VST3, AU and AAX formats formats for Mac OS 10.7+ including OS Catalina. Free demos are available at the Raising Jake Studios website.

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