stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by 3dot... » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:49 pm

33tetragammon wrote:hmmm,strange:
FLUX stereotool doesn't do anything except display the stereo image/levels and phase shift.
the rest doesn't do anything
huh yeah.. never needed such a device.. but I remembered seeing it...
I'll install and check it..
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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by citizenchris099 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:53 pm

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by 3dot... » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:03 pm

well...checked it...and it works pretty well I'd say..
I like it actualy..(did you checkout the xFader at the bottom?)
this plus eq8 (m/s mode) should do the trick...
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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by 33tetragammon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:47 am

3dot... wrote:well...checked it...and it works pretty well I'd say..
I like it actualy..(did you checkout the xFader at the bottom?)
this plus eq8 (m/s mode) should do the trick...
yes,i checked the crossfader.
i'm getting the Sonalksis stereotools anytime soon.

thanks for all your help,guys!appreciate it!

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by mholloway » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:28 am

gotta give a BIG +1 to sonalksis stereo tools. I use it on all of my mixes, and I've tried everything else out there that I could find, nothing did the job as well as sonalksis....yes it's pricey (I was able to get half off academic discount) but there's just no comparable plugin that I've come by. Sure, stereo widening is best used subtley, but doing A/B comparison with it on/off after tweaking, it's always the case that I want it in my mastering chain....great, great plug!

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by Sonic Supreme » Sat May 01, 2010 2:00 pm

mholloway wrote:gotta give a BIG +1 to sonalksis stereo tools. I use it on all of my mixes, and I've tried everything else out there that I could find, nothing did the job as well as sonalksis....yes it's pricey (I was able to get half off academic discount) but there's just no comparable plugin that I've come by. Sure, stereo widening is best used subtley, but doing A/B comparison with it on/off after tweaking, it's always the case that I want it in my mastering chain....great, great plug!

-M
I'm jumping in here late on this post but I gotta add my 2 cents for Sonalksis as I totally agree on what mholloway is saying. I tried just about every widening tool out there especially on my master buss which is something I'm very cautious in even doing & this is one is in a league of its own. Tried it on a House track that I was pulling my hairs out trying to mix --put it on the master buss set it to 109% (even though u can set it higher & it will spread the stereo elegantly) & the heavens opened up.

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by Tarekith » Sat May 01, 2010 2:12 pm

Brainworx has some pretty cool stereo tools as well.

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by ikeaboy » Sun May 02, 2010 11:33 am

What does everyone make of the Crysonic Sindo? I have yet to come across a manual and it seems to introduce a brittleness along with a significant improvement in presence on full mixes which leads me to using it only subtlety if at all. I sent crysonic a message 2 weeks ago asking for a manual (which is listed as being updated in the version history) and no joy.

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by olivier.orand » Sun May 02, 2010 1:21 pm

33tetragammon wrote:hmmm,strange:
FLUX stereotool doesn't do anything except display the stereo image/levels and phase shift.
the rest doesn't do anything
Hi,

Maybe you need to have a true stereo signal (this plugin doesn't create a stereo) ;)

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by elxicano » Sun May 02, 2010 2:38 pm

Has anyone checked out NuGen Audio's Stereoizer?

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It looks like the latest version has had a fairly decent makeover (I'm only speaking visually since I have not used it yet). I've been avoiding the demo because I don't like the $99 price tag.

Here's the link:
http://www.nugenaudio.com/stereoizer.php#applications

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Re: stereo tools for mastering;which do you recommend?

Post by mholloway » Mon May 03, 2010 1:29 am

absolute +1 to sonalksis stereo tools for this job. nothing else can match it (and I tried many). I don't use any of their other products, but stereo tools, every time.

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