Wider Vst

World Famous electronic duo Infected Mushroom and Polyverse are proud to announce Wider, a unique stereo effect for free. Wider takes the massively popular pseudo stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and gives any user the ability to create the illusion of an expanded stereo image of any mono signal to an awe-inspiring degree.

However, Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.

Many pseudo stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out of phase, which can quickly make tracks sound muddy and unbalanced, or make sounds seem flat and lacking dynamics if one isn’t mindful of the effect.

Thanks to Wider’s one-of-a-kind all pass and comb filtering algorithm, a natural sounding stereo image is created from a mono channel, without compromising the phase between the sides.

  • Instead, Wider cancels itself out when summed to mono, so the original signal is left intact.
  • Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect.
  • Wider is available in VST, AU, and AAX formats, making it compatible with a variety of host applications, including Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, and Studio One.
  • It can be used in 32 or 64-bit instances with Windows XP and later and with Mac OS X 10.6 and later.

Wider is available immediately from Polyverse Music for free at polyversemusic.com/products/wider.

Introducing Wider: {See video at top of page}.

Wider Promo: YouTube/ByOP3-29lEc.

Wider Tutorial: YouTube/mdIx6pT55os. 32-bit / 64-bit. Wider takes the massively popular stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and creates the illusion of an expanded stereo image of a mono signal to an awe-inspiring amount of width. However, Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.

Broaden Your Horizons. Many stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out of phase, which can quickly make a track sound muddy and unbalanced or make sounds seem flat and lacking dynamics if one isn’t mindful of the effect.

Thanks to Wider’s one-of-a-kind all pass and comb filtering algorithm, a natural sounding stereo image is created from a mono channel, without compromising the phase between the sides! Instead, Wider cancels itself out when summed to mono, so the original signal is left intact. Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any mono signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect. Extraordinary Space, Professional Clarity.

No matter how far out and experimental Infected Mushroom’s sounds get, they always keep their channels clean, crisp, and translatable without sacrificing power.
Now you can achieve the same depth and clarity, absolutely free. Platform - Mac/PC. Bit Depth 32/64.
Format - AAX, VST, AU. Hardware Requirements - Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM minimum. Hardware Requirements - PC: Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64x2 or higher, 4GB RAM minimum.
OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.6 or later.
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"RHODES" is a registered trademark of Joseph A Brandstetter. TL;DW: Airwindows stereo space shaping. Here’s a nice little building block. It’s stereo-only for obvious reasons (in AU, you won’t see it available on mono tracks): it’s a stereo space adjuster.
It works like this: you’ve got mid and side channels, but taken up several notches. Instead of being adjusted by level controls, the sliders use the Density algorithm. That means if you’re boosting, they get fattened up, and if you cut, they retain some of the edge and definition.
This technique from Density has a way of moving audio’s position in space: boost comes forward, and cut moves backward. It turns out that’s perfect for manipulating the shape of a stereo space.
But that’s not all: as a final space-manipulating technique, Wider applies an itty-bitty time delay and interpolation (it can be as small as sub-sample) to whichever is the least forward, mid or side.
That causes a delicate roll-off and sits the relevant part just a tiny bit back, spatially… and then the audio’s recombined into stereo again.
It’s a bold thing to try, but it’s done very subtly so you wouldn’t know it was happening except I’ve just told you, so my secret is out :).
The result is this: you can kinda-sorta use Wider to produce extreme stereo effects (look for StereoFX, coming soon, as a better way to get aggressive with space) but it really comes into its own when used to redesign stereo soundfields.
With tiny, small adjustments, you can get hugely effective results that sound totally natural. This is the mastering-grade one, where you can transform the source in a convincing and musical way, and not lose anything in the process.

The effectiveness and transparency, especially when used for tiny corrections, will make this a go-to plugin for real stereo work.

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