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    How to safely make WIDE stereo tracks


    Useful trick to make metal guitars wide but it can be as useful on many other instruments, even masters with phase problems. The point of this video is to illustrate how using the Safe Bass control can make a stereo signal mono compatible by converting only the low end to mono and leave the mid and high frequencies wide (or making them even wider) to represent the stereo image.

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    The integrated Safe Bass algorithm centers all bass frequencies below a adjustable value right back into the middle of the stereo field. This gives your tracks the solidity and definition you want while preserving maximum transparency and sharpness. Similar techniques were used by professional studio producers over ages with either expansive hardware devices like elliptical equalizers or even advanced m/s-processors. With this plugin you will be able to manage this complicated task with a minimum effort. Simply turn on Safe Bass and adjust the frequency as needed.


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    Create Wide Stereo Vocals | Logic Pro X


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    In this episode of Hyper Production we are going to take a look at how we create wide stereo vocals using the stock plugins that come with Logic Pro X. We do this by taking the main vocal track and duplicating it twice and then applying a pitch shifter on each of the newly duplicated channels. We then pan hard Left & Right each new vocal channel and apply the pitch shift as follows: Left: -6 Cents. Right +6 Cents. This will create a unison type effect in which will really open up your main vocal into the stereo field.

    We also take a look at a backing vocal to match the main vocal and apply the same technique to create a really full-sound vocal for your track.


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    Huge Stereo Width From Mono


    How to make your sounds huge and wide with 5 essential mixing tips by Reid Stefan Realest Puppet In The Game. Making your tracks wide starts with spreading out your sounds with panning. In addition to panning reverb and delay are both very helpful in adding size depth and width to your mix!

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    5 Ways to Make Any Sound Wider


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    Need more width in your latest mix? Already tried creative panning and arranging to open up the mix as much as possible?

    Are you using a lot of stereo tracks and virtual instruments that are all blending together?

    Today's trick might help you a ton.

    Using two simple plugins on your master fader you can instantly bring out more width and excitement in your mix.

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    Top 5 Tips To Get Wide Vocals


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    Tips for Increasing Stereo Width of Synths in a Mix


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    A video on how you can use mid-side processing, reverb, delay or chorus to increase the stereo width of synths in a mix.

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    Hey folks! Just finished up an EDM mixthru, and these couple of stems are from that. They are a lead synth for the hook and an augmenting synth for the hook, and I'm going to play them together right now.


    Now I'm going to quickly play them in solo, just so you can hear what each one is doing.

    [bright synth lead]

    [gritty saw synth]

    We've got our lead, which is this very tight, focused square synth that is giving us the main melody, and then we've got a stacked synth that has a lot of frequency content and is very wide, and is playing a chord structure that's helping it along, right?


    What this tutorial is going to be about is about creating a bigger stereo field in a couple of different ways that we can do this.

    If we're thinking of our lead as our front and center kind of thing, then we can think of this not only as something that is going to harmonically and melodically support the lead – the secondary synth – but it can also give us the low end of the frequency spectrum, it can give us the super high end of the frequency spectrum, and it can give us the side information to create a big stereo field.

    That's what this is really going to be about, and I'm going to show you a bunch of little quick techniques that you can do to make that happen.

    The first one is just the Waves Center plug-in, which is a mid/side processor which allows you to control the level of the center and side information independently.

    What I'm going here is I'm pulling the center channel – everything that's living right in the middle – down two decibels, and I'm pushing the side channel – which is essentially everything that's not in the middle – up two decibels. So it's going to have the effect of spreading the sound out.

    Here is before and after.

    [synths, before and after Waves Center]

    That's pretty cool, and that's a very straightforward way of doing it. It works well. You can use it in conjunction with other techniques. It's just a good way when you know that something is really meant to fill out the stereo spectrum, it can just help it along a little bit.

    Now I'm going to show you another pretty basic technique. This one is going to be using a reverb. This is just a dash of plate reverb to help sort of spread things out and give it a little depth. Here we go.

    [synths with reverb]

    This one is not as dramatic as the Waves Center one. I'll turn up the wet to dry ratio a little bit so we can hear it a little more clearly, but it gives us a feel of width more than necessarily a direct increase in width.

    [synths, before/after reverb]

    Next one is sort of like the “poor man's reverb.” It's a delay. Very fast delays. The left and right side are timed differently, so before...

    [synths, dry]

    [synths with delays]

    It kind of sounds like reverb in a way, but it's a nice, wide reverb, and so I dig it.

    The last one I'm going to show you is a chorusing effect, and what I've done is I've timed the chorus to actually make it feel like the stereo panning structure is moving around a little bit.

    Here's before and after.

    [synths, dry, then with delays]

    That's kind of a cool effect, because it actually creates a sort of sense of movement, and this rate and depth knob are really what's going to influence the sound of that.

    So let's say I turn up the depth...

    [synths with delay]

    That just sort of feels more like an artificial stereo spread, where as if I were to turn the depth way down...

    We feel a little bit more of that movement, and now here is our rate control. I want to turn that way up.

    Once again, it's kind of feeling like... more of like an ambiguous spread rather than a specific movement.

    Okay, especially when it starts turning up. You hear an almost rippling effect to it.

    [synths + delay]

    I like that.

    So now just for funsies, I'm going to put them all on here in order – in this order. I'm going to do the chorus first, the delay second, the reverb third, and the Center plug-in last.

    So, before...

    [synths + effects]

    That's kind of cool, actually. So I'm going to go just to the Center plug-in real quick, and I'm going to show you one other neat little thing that you should think about.

    On the lead synth...

    [lead synth]

    I have this delay, right?

    Tight now, the different delays are panned hard left and hard right.

    Watch what happens when I mute the delay in context.

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    Producing With Synths: Stereo vs Mono In A Full Track


    Watch Weezna as he goes though the process of choosing to use stereo or mono synths for a track. First Weezna shows how to keep kick, snare, bass, and main vocals in the center of a mix. Then using a wide stereo synth and playing chords, you can create the thick full sound in your track. Last, by adding a mono lead you can create another layer to make the track seem even bigger.
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    The Best Plugins For Stereo Widening | Tutorial Video

    34:56 - These are some off the best VST plugins for making your sounds appear wider. In today’s music, the listener really craves a wide stereo image. In this video we will show you some of the best tools to give your tracks a wider and fuller sound.

    Follow along as professional engineer Eric Michaels gives you step-by-step techniques on how to use stereo tools.

    Even though this tutorial is done in Pro Tools, you can use these plugins and techniques in any DAW (Logic, Ableton, FL Studio, etc).

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    The Stereo Image: How To Widen with Native FL Studio Plugins


    Using FL Studio native plugins to achieve stereo widening at any frequency, FOR FREE.

    The stereo image is one of the most important parts of your mix. Here is a quick way to achieve widening without buying any other plugins.

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    Only have a stereo mix? Make it hit harder! - Warren Huart: Produce Like a Pro


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    Stereo Widening Mix Buss Automation -


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    Are your mixes not as wide as the competition?

    There's a good chance that some of your favorite tracks have been mixed or mastered with some stereo width enhancement.

    In today's video I show you the difference a little bit of stereo widening can make on your mix, but even more powerfully I show you how you can AUTOMATE your mix buss plugins including stereo width, mix compression, and more.

    Just knowing that you can do this is helpful as a mixer, whether you use it on every mix or not.

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    Stereo Width - How To For Improving Your Stereo Mixing


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    Adding stereo width to a mix requires a creative hand. Just as adding shading to a picture can make certain elements appear to jump off a canvas or provide depth in a scene. Get it right and your tracks will have a tangible sense of dimension. Get it wrong and your would be masterpiece will lose all perspective.

    If you want to know how to apply stereo width to your mix you’ve come to the right place. In “Stereo Width How To” you’ll walkthrough different panning techniques, well known stereo fx, pitch shifting, mid side eq and processing, stereo imagers and the importance of referencing in mono.

    This course is designed to give you the right techniques for adding stereo width and stereo movement to your mix. Over the course of 11 videos we’ll cover:

    - Simple panning techniques
    - Autopanning
    - The Haas Effect
    - Adding width to drum samples
    - Mimicking the double tracking effect
    - Modulation effects for adding width
    - Stereo delay
    - Pitchshifting for width
    - Mid side EQ
    - Stereo imaging tools
    - Processing bus sends for width

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    Wider - Expanding Your Stereo Image - First Look


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    In this video we look at Wider, the new free plug-in from Infected Mushroom & Polyverse.

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    Wider takes the massively popular stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and gives you the ability to expand the stereo image of any 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.


    Many stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out of phase, which can quickly make mixes 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, no phase in any mix or affected audio will be compromised, even at its broadest setting! Instead, Wider cancels itself out when summed to mono, so the original signal is left intact: a feature you won’t find in any other stereo plugin.

    Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect.


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    How To Get WIDE Stereo Guitars


    In this video I'll show you the best way to get proper wide stero guitar tracks, and most importantly what NOT to do, and WHY. Any experienced recordist should know this, but a lot of beginners keep getting fed horrible advice on this online.

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    Mixing Tips Pt. 2: Creating a Wide Stereo Image with Single Tracks


    This is my quick tutorial on how to make your tracks sound wider in the mix, and even make your single tracks sound wide! I do this a lot when I feel a performance needs to consume more space and stand out.

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    How to Get Bigger, Wider Guitar Tones in the Mix


    In this video from we take a look at getting bigger, wider and more spacious guitar tones in the mix. In short, this video demonstrates how to give your mono guitar tracks more stereo spread. This is a simple mixing technique that will help you get more out of your amp simulator (regardless of the plugin you are using). This video also gives us an opportunity to check out Softube’s 'Vintage Amp Room’ and 'TSAR - 1R’. These are two great sounding plugins for achieving authentic sounding guitar tones. Check it out!






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    Getting Wider Mixes


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    Intro to Stereo Imaging with the Waves S1 Plugin


    Watch this introduction to the Waves S1 Stereo Imager plugin, a unique mixing tool for manipulating spatial images, panning and stereo separation in stereo tracks and full mixes.
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    Creating a Stereo Mix from a Mono Source


    Creating a stereo mix from a mono source. In this video we'll explore a couple of ways to create a big stereo spread from mono source! Enjoy!!

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    4 techniques to widen your sound - production tips for more stereo width


    Making your track wide can be essential for a good mix where each element stands out from the other element. In this production tutorial we explore four ways to increase your stereo width. While we are using Ableton this techniques are applicable in any DAW.

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    0:13 Haas Effect:

    The haas effect is a psychoacoustic property named after Dr. Helmut Haas who discovered that if two sounds are delayed by ~40ms or less, they are perceived as one sound by most humans.
    In music production we can split a signal and pan it all the way to the left and right. If you delay one of the sides by ~12-40 ms it will create a “wider” sound.

    4:20 - Mid-Side EQ:

    Most modern digital equalizers now have mid-side EQ capabilities, it pays off to take the extra time to sculpt your tracks with mid-side EQ to achieve a wider sound. Mid frequency is defined as any frequency information that is identical on both the left and right channels, while side frequency is anything that differs on the left and right channels. One great technique is to boost the higher frequencies on the side channel because our ears hear higher frequencies with greater spatial awareness.

    7:12 - Panning Automation:

    While this may be obvious, a “wide” field of sound can be simply achieved by the right kind of panning automation. It’s generally taboo to pan your snare/kick and primary drums, however getting creative with these and other percussion elements can really add width to your track.

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    There are several 3rd party plugins worth mentioning that are great for widening your sound. Some of our favorites are Microshift by Soundtoys and Ozone Imager by iZotope. Let us know your favorite plugins in the comments.


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    Make you Mix Sound Wider


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    How To Get A Wide Mix With LCR Panning -


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    Everyone I talk to wants a wide mix.

    They want a mix with impact, space, clarity - and width!

    What's funny is that the EASIEST way to get that wide mix is to use something called LCR panning.

    That's right - panning!

    No stereo widening plugins, no spacial imagery - just turning your pan knobs to THE RIGHT PLACE.

    It's the oldest trick in the book.

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    How To: Mono Signal To A Wide Stereo Signal Using A Delay Unit


    Watch as Weezna shows how to take a mono signal and by using a analog delay, turn that track into a wide stereo signal.
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    Ableton Tutorial: 13 Random Tips To Widen Your Sounds & Mix Using Stock Plugins


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    Panning 101: How to use Panning for a Wider Mix | LANDR Mix Tips


    What is panning in music? Find out how to pan in your music production for a wider mix.

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    Panning is one of the essential features of your DAW’s mixer.

    Along with fader level, panning is one of the most important processes you’ll apply in your mix outside of plugin effects like EQ, compression and reverb.

    In this video I’ll go through everything you need to know to use panning effectively in your mix.

    Panning is the process that positions an audio signal spatially in the stereo field created by two speakers.

    By varying the intensity of a signal in each speaker, we can trick our brains into localizing a sound source on an imaginary plane relative to our listening position.

    How does panning work?
    Panning works by changing the ratio of a signal in one speaker relative to the other.

    Both speakers playing a signal at the same level is equivalent to a mono recording—we perceive it as dead center in the stereo field.

    When fully centered, the identical signals will stack together and seem louder.

    To compensate, the signal is slightly attenuated relative to center position to create a smooth semi-circular stereo image around the listener.

    Choosing the stereo position of your tracks is just as important as setting their level or sculpting their frequency balance with EQ.

    There’s as many approaches to panning as there are mix engineers. But there are some common threads that can steer you toward an approach that works for your own mixing process.

    If you’re just getting started with identifying frequency ranges and finding out which sounds are masking which, mixing in mono can be a helpful exercise.

    Taking panning out of the equation forces you to focus on your mix’s frequency balance only.

    This can help you pick out the main sources of confusion in your mix. Once you’ve dealt with the clutter in mono, you can pan things back out again with increased clarity.

    On the other hand, even experienced engineers forget how powerful the simplest functions of the mixer can be.

    A huge amount of mixing work can be accomplished just by setting the pan position and fader levels.

    If you take the time to level and pan your mix intelligently, you may find you don’t need to do as much processing to accomplish your goal.

    If you’re unsure where to even start, you might consider the LCR technique.

    With LCR, your choice of where to position a track is limited to three options—hard left, dead centrer or hard right.

    It may sound extreme, but LCR panning can help you combat narrow stereo spread—one of the most glaring signs a track has been mixed by an inexperienced engineer:

    Even if you decide not to go for a strict LCR approach, don’t be afraid to pan some of the elements in your mix out the edges of the stereo field.

    A wide sounding mix is always made up of sources panned in a variety of positions, including the extremes.

    In this example, I have an early mix of a track that’s sounding a little too narrow.

    Since I’m only working with a few sources, my options are a bit limited and I opted to keep things close to the centrer. I’ll see if I can get a wider soundstage by being more aggressive with my panning.

    I’ll start by using the LCR technique to get my sources out to the edges of the stereo field.

    My stereo synth pad, double-tracked guitar lines and background vocals can all get hard panned.

    Listening in the mix, this already gives the track a lot more dimension.

    I’ll pull slightly back on the guitars to create a bit of variation but overall this LCR-style approach sounds broader and gives the impression of wider soundstage.

    Panning is a key function of your DAW.

    Now that you have some ideas about how to get started with panning, get back to your DAW and move some sounds around the stereo field.

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    In these video series I'll talk about basic production tips as well as advanced production tips. In this tutorial I'm going to talk about stereo widening and when there's too much stereo widening.

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    How to Achieve Wide Stereo Snares in your Mix


    Using wide snares is an amazingly powerful way to add excitement, fullness, and an extra dimension to your track!

    But as I mentioned in the video, if you are creative with how you use these wide stereo snares in your arrangement, such as adding these stereo snares only in at the chorus, you can tremendously enhance your arrangements attempts!

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    How to Widen Vocals in a Mix with Split Panned Processing


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    Hey folks, Matthew Weiss here. I was mulling over ideas about gain staging and things like that and there's this sort of common myth that if you duplicate a track of audio and you pan the original and the duplicate apart you get a wider sound. And that's fundamentally not true. You actually just get a louder mono sound.

    Then I was thinking, if you wanted a wider sound, you could just make slight adjustments to each side. And by doing so you automatically will get a wider sound because there will be differences between what the speakers are projecting. So I have this vocal.

    [rap vocal]

    I got it EQ'd a little bit here. I'm just pulling up some presence range and doing a little bit of attenuation on the lower bands and midrange just to keep it present, but without becoming overwhelming.

    Then I thought, what would happen if I duplicated the signal and I EQ'd each side slightly differently. Here on the left side taking out a bit of midrange and boosting a slightly lower presence range. On the right side I'm not taking out the midrange, I'm boosting a slightly higher pretense range. Then on my multi band I am doing slightly different bands because I brought the brighter tone forward on the right side. On my multiband I'm bringing the more midrange-y tone, more constantly forward, and then I'm doing the opposite on the left side. So ultimately the distribution of frequency is gonna feel about even, but there's going to be fluctuations and changes that are gonna naturally happen as a result of the tonalities changing in the vocal. Sounds like this.

    [rap vocal with EQ and multi band equalization]

    So it doesn't sound vastly different, it sounds slightly less centered more or less. It doesn't necessarily sound super wide which I was hoping it would sound a little bit wider but it really didn't. Then I thought, what if I use some kind of stereo widening process and I pull up the side information and see how that fairs. So I ended up getting this.

    [rap vocal with EQ + multiband EQ + Brainworx stereo width]

    It has this sort of slightly smeared quality which I think gives it a kind of hazy texture. Did it get what I originally thought I was gonna get? No, you don't really hear the spread so much in the vocal. But it kind of does this thing, it like smears it a little bit and considering there's this kind of film noir-ish quality to the overall record, I like what it's doing.

    [rap vocals with processing]

    The point of this tutorial I guess isn't necessarily to show you a technique, but to so sort of instate the idea that when you get an idea, it's worth trying. And if it doesn't work out the way you expect it, that's ok. Not everything does, but when it does produce a result that's interesting or unique you can still be benefiting from it in some way shape or form. This one I'm gonna A/B it one last time before I end this tutorial. Listen, try and feel the emotional quality of the version that's duplicated and EQ'd differently versus the one that's concentrically in the center.

    [vocal with and without processing]

    However it worked out I actually like it speaks to me the tonality and the sense of movement inside the split one. Actually speakers to me more and I can't quite put a finger on why but I don't need to, I can just acknowledge that I like it.

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    How To Get A Wider Mix, In Under 5 Minutes


    Getting a wide mix can be a difficult thing to achieve, especially when working with multiple stereo tracks. In this Video i show you a simple tip to get a wider mix.
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    Widen Your Mix with this FREE plug-in!


    In this technique, you can achieve wide mix without losing the mid + original sound!

    One of the most used techniques by mixers, to add stereo width to your mix. Using harmonizer with slight delay and pitch shift, signal goes wider than your speaker positioning.

    Legends used the hardware H3000 from Eventide to get this effect, in this digital era, let’s use Little Microshift from Soundtoys.

    Plug-ins used in this technique
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    EQ3 /Avid
    Little Microshift /Soundtoys

    Little Microshift was given away for free for certain period of time but it’s not available anymore unfortunately. You can purchase big brother of this “Microshift” on their website.

    This is one of many uses of parallel processing. If you wanna know more about those techniques, head to this video for thickening the bass while maintaining aggressive highs!

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    StereoSavage - Stereo Widening Plugin - Vocal Widening Tips With ‘Multiplier’


    Producer Adam Pollard aka ‘Multiplier’shows us his methods for vocal widening of a single mono vocal take, with the new StereoSavage ( plugin from Plugin Boutique.

    About StereoSavage

    StereoSavage ( provides an innovative stereo toolbox, combining tried and tested studio techniques with emulations of modern and classic tools that will bring your mix to life.

    Generate stereo from mono with the: VOX, DELAY and EXPAND programs. Place sounds precisely in the stereo field with the adjustment tools: WIDTH, PAN and ROTATION. Create movement and chorus-like effects with the LFO and retain a solid low end with the adjustable BASS BYPASS.

    StereoSavage includes all of these features in a single plugin for the first time, offering the flexibility to enhance your track with dramatic effects, or add the perfect subtle finishing touches.


    • Create stereo from mono sources for richer soundscapes.
    • Control the placement and width of stereo sources. Separate instruments within the stereo field.
    • Use the rotation effect for an incredibly natural sounding pan.
    • Get lush wide vocals in seconds.
    • Quick simple controls for achieving a ‘big sound’.
    • Add motion or excitement with modulation.
    • Retain great mono compatibility with the bass bypass feature.
    • Reduce the number of vocal takes required for rich, tight, backing vocals.


    Generate stereo from mono…

    • VOX - Get that classic wide vocal sound: huge leads or rich backing choirs. It’s also brilliant on synths, guitars and has hundreds of other uses.
    • DELAY - Use a simple delay on a channel to pan or widen a sound, this is great for percussive parts. It also has a huge benefit for club mixes where you want to pan some percussion without making either channel quieter!
    • EXPAND - Add some aggressive early reflections to make sounds stereo and engaging without adding any unwanted movement.

    Stereo Adjustment

    • WIDTH - Make it wider, make it wider than wide…or bring it in so other sounds draw focus.
    • PRE - Move the panning before widening for super-wide auto-panning.
    • ROTATION - Super-natural panning.

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    Stereo Widening Using EQ


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    How To Stereo Mix In FL Studio 20


    Does your track sound too plain? Maybe you’re not getting that professional sound you want. Stereo imaging will help your song sound “wider” and give it that realistic feeling. Today I’m going to show you how to stereo mix in FL Studio 20. I’ll be going over what stereo imaging is and what plugins you should be using to improve your stereo mix. Trust me when I say these mixing tips on stereo imaging will greatly improve the quality of your song!

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    WIDE MIXDOWN | How to mix your tracks better Tutorial


    Your mixdown sounds boring and you don't know what to do about it?
    Here are 3 Tips for a wider and more powerful mixdown!

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    The Stereo Image: The Easiest Widening Trick FL Native






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    Make your drums sound thick and wide


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    Drums are very important when it comes to pop, urban and EDM productions so it's vital to make them sound amazing. Today's productions seem to have wide sounding percussion elements. Definitely more so than they used to be. You may think you need better samples to get that sound but today I am going to show you that it can be done with the samples you already have. Don't believe me? Watch and learn.

    Thanks for watching! leave your questions in the comments and don't forget to like and fav this vid if you... liked it :)





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    How to Contextually Bring a Vocal Forward in a Mix


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    Sometimes bringing a vocal forward in a mix isn't about actually processing the vocal, but rather the contextual elements in the same mix space around it.

    Software used:
    - Avid Pro Tools
    - Waves S1 Stereo Imager



    Hey guys, Matt Weiss here, Today I'm going to demonstrate the idea that sometimes affecting one thing is really about how the other things around it are actually affected.

    In this specific case we're going to be talking about how to keep a vocal sounding forward, but I'm not actually going to show you what I do with the vocal. It's really what I do with a lead element that takes up the same space as the vocal.

    So, first, I'm going to play the record.

    Okay, the vocal is pretty forward. Behind that is this drone sound. I've done some processing to this, but let's just hear what it sounds like just with some basic EQ and level matched to about where it should sound.

    Actually, it sounds good. There's nothing wrong with the way that it sounds. The only thing is that I would have to be willing to accept the vocal not being like right there. It would have to be more like accepting the vocal being here. Usually, for hip-hop you want the vocal as forward as you can possibly get it.

    Okay, how do I do this? Well, I'm going to take off the volume boost that I I'm going to blend this little thing in in parallel.

    So, here's without it.


    Okay, what is this weirdness? Well, it's the same thing as the main drone, except I've got the Digidesign Lo-Fi here and I'm doing some saturation and adding some distortion, which is basically adding harmonics to thicken the sound. Then, I'm taking this Waves Imager and I'm cranking it. I've got it really way up so that it's no longer mono compatible. Basically, I'm just going to blend that in underneath the main sound.

    What this is ultimately doing is it's adding more presence and fullness to the sound of the drone without actually moving it forward or bringing the main content of it forward which then in turn synchs the vocal back.

    The vocal stays nice and forward now. It's a subtle difference, but I think it's an important difference.

    Lastly, there's this reverb return, which I think adds a nice little depth and also synchs that drone sound, that sample sound, back a little bit further even in the mix while at the same time filling it out a bit more.

    Anyways, that's all to illustrate the point that it's not always about what you're trying to affect. Sometimes it's about how you treat the things around it.

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    Panning Stereo Tracks


    Todays tip was inspired by a question from the GearSlutz forum.
    How should you treat your stereo tracks when thinking about panorama?
    Just because a track was recorded in stereo does not mean it has to
    be mixed in stereo. In fact, some tracks should not be stereo.

    Watch the video, leave a comment, and share!

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    Adding Width To Mono Synths Using StereoSavage - With Alex Holmes


    Alex Holmes who produces for ‘GotSome’ (Defected and MTA) has put together this great walk-through tutorial on adding width to mono synths using Plugin Boutique’s very own StereoSavage plugin.

    In this session Alex ( takes a Waldorf Pulse 2 analog bassline and adds tonnes of character and width using the various widening options on the StereoSavage GUI.

    About StereoSavage

    StereoSavage ( provides an innovative stereo toolbox, combining tried and tested studio techniques with emulations of modern and classic tools that will bring your mix to life.

    Generate stereo from mono with the: VOX, DELAY and EXPAND programs. Place sounds precisely in the stereo field with the adjustment tools: WIDTH, PAN and ROTATION. Create movement and chorus-like effects with the LFO and retain a solid low end with the adjustable BASS BYPASS.

    StereoSavage includes all of these features in a single plugin for the first time, offering the flexibility to enhance your track with dramatic effects, or add the perfect subtle finishing touches.


    • Create stereo from mono sources for richer soundscapes.
    • Control the placement and width of stereo sources. Separate instruments within the stereo field.
    • Use the rotation effect for an incredibly natural sounding pan.
    • Get lush wide vocals in seconds.
    • Quick simple controls for achieving a ‘big sound’.
    • Add motion or excitement with modulation.
    • Retain great mono compatibility with the bass bypass feature.
    • Reduce the number of vocal takes required for rich, tight, backing vocals.


    Generate stereo from mono…

    • VOX - Get that classic wide vocal sound: huge leads or rich backing choirs. It’s also brilliant on synths, guitars and has hundreds of other uses.
    • DELAY - Use a simple delay on a channel to pan or widen a sound, this is great for percussive parts. It also has a huge benefit for club mixes where you want to pan some percussion without making either channel quieter!
    • EXPAND - Add some aggressive early reflections to make sounds stereo and engaging without adding any unwanted movement.

    Stereo Adjustment

    • WIDTH - Make it wider, make it wider than wide…or bring it in so other sounds draw focus.
    • PRE - Move the panning before widening for super-wide auto-panning.
    • ROTATION - Super-natural panning.

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    5 Ways To Make Your Sounds W I D E R


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    In this How To video, Will from shares 5 different ways you can widen your sounds stereo field. He also shares a bonus tip for widening your drum sounds!

    Be sure to check out Will's channel EDM tips for more videos like this one.

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    Mastering! LOUDER than Dave Pensado?


    This week I was at Dave Pensado’s studio where he was mixing a song I produced. In this video I answer a question that Dave asked me during the session - How did I get my stereo mix track so LOUD? (See music copyright notice below)

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    How To Make Vocals Sound Stereo


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    Matty started his online mixing and mastering company,, with the vision of helping new artists get the same quality mixes and masters as the major label artists he works with. After realizing the advancements of technology, he knew it was time to launch his online mixing and mastering company when he no longer needed the effects of a “big room” studio to achieve high-end mixing and mastering.

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    MSW1 - Stereo Imaging for Mixing & Mastering


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    Ultra smooth stereo imaging for mixing and mastering.

    A well balanced stereo image is essential in any mix. It can be a challenge however, to assign the proper amount of space to all individual elements in your mix without stressing your CPU, or to smoothly automate the entire stereo image during mastering.

    We designed MSW1 to be an ultra light tool for quickly narrowing or widening any stereo track, with just one control. It is extremely well suited for automation purposes, because the main control, as well as the bypass function, is smoothed out to prevent any clicks or pops when changing settings fast.

    The MSW1 is a quick and easy tool for smooth efficient stereo imaging.  

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    • VST/AU/VST3/AAX for Mac and PC (32bit & 64bit)
    • Narrow or widen any stereo track
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    Do We Mix Synth Bass in Mono or Stereo?


    // // The fifth video in the Ask Weiss series. This question comes from Alexander Hartung: “I like the Future House style of bass. The problem is, I always see in tutorials that people mix the sub parts to mono, but if you listen to the music, the bass is mixed wide in the panorama field?!“

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    The problem with wide bass is two-fold. First of all, we have difficulty localizing sub frequencies. Meaning, it's very difficult to tell if a bass is actually wide or not. Second of all, when we fold bass into mono, because of the waveforms, we tend to get a lot more phase cancellation and problems showing up if we use stereo effects.

    So that's why people generally advise working in mono when we're looking at the bass, specifically, the sub-bass.

    Now, as we move above the sub-bass, we start getting into the realm of audio that's more easy to localize, and that's an important idea, because we can create wide basses by going to that next octave up – which is like our primary bass range from maybe 70 Hz to like, 200 Hz. That zone, that's where we can get our width pretty cleanly.

    From the programming side of things, if you have a couple of oscillators, like if you have a three-oscillator or more synth, you can simply go an octave up and do a little distune on two of the oscillators and pan them apart, and maybe throw in a filter there, and you will get a wide sounding bass.

    Now, let's look at your specific question. You said future house, so I pulled up a Tchami record called Afterlife. Let's give it a listen.

    [song plays]

    So, just listening to that clip, I'm hearing most of the low information happening in the center. There is a bass layer that feels like it's being spread out, and that main synth definitely has some spread to it, so I think that there's probably some reverb going on, or perhaps some kind of stereo enhancement processing going on.

    I'm not sure which, but I will say this. I don't think that the bass is entirely mono. So right off the bat, we can take everything we're reading online about mixing sub into mono with a grain of salt.

    Alright, now let's analyze this a little further. I've got a low pass filter here. This will allow us to hear what's happening in the low range a little more clearly.

    [song plays, filtered]

    Right? So we can definitely hear now very clearly that there is bass information on the sides, but let's take it one step further. I'm going to use some mid/side processing to eliminate the center signal, so we just hear what's living in the stereo field.

    [song plays, sides only, filtered]

    So that's what we have on our sides. Let's listen one more time.

    [song plays, sides only, filtered]

    So, first of all, all of it sounds like reverb for the most part. It has this sort of ghostly, washy kind of quality, and that to me says, “Yup, that's a reverb.”So I think that the stereo sound is coming from a reverb return for the most part, as opposed to actual stereo stuff that's been panned apart. What I find interesting, is that I'm actually hearing a good amount of kick drum, which means there's probably some reverb on the kick.

    Okay. One more time, let's listen, and then let's take a listen at another analyzer.

    [music plays, sides only, filtered]

    So that main synth, which has a bass element to it, has reverb on it as well, and we're hearing that too, and that's in our primary bass range.

    But now let's look on an analyzer.

    [music plays, sides only, filtered]

    So, looking at it on the analyzer, there is actual sub information that is getting into the reverb return. So there is a little bit of spread on the sub.

    Now, is there a lot? Definitely not. It's subtle. But, it is there. So, to answer your question, no, you can certainly use stereo elements on the low part of your bass to get a wider feel.

    My recommendation is just be cautious how you're doing it. Reverb is a good way of doing it, upper octave stereo kind of subtle stuff tucked in there can be a good way to do it. I don't recommend doing very stereoized low information because it will phase poorly in mono, but that said, now at least we can hear what's going on.

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    How to Get Your Dance Tracks Louder


    Watch as mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, David Guetta, Carl Cox) shows you how to get more volume from your dance tracks using the L3-LL Multimaximizer. Learn more:

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    Mastering with iZotope Ozone 5: Stereo Imaging


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    Part five of Eric Tarr's series on using iZotope's Ozone 5 for mastering music. This one focuses on stereo imaging.


    Hey guys, Eric Tarr here for In this video I’ll show you how to process the stereo image of your mix to tighten up low end and make your overall mix larger than life.

    So far I’ve used the iZotope Ozone 5 plugin to enhance my mix, clean it up and control the dynamic range.

    [song being mastered]

    The stereo image is very important in a great mix. However when you’re working on the mastering stage, the stereo is something that’s very to screw up. Especially with things like compressors and limiters that can change the stereo image in a bad way. Always use them very carefully and intentionally. However, you can change the stereo width of your mix in a good way, especially at specific frequency regions that can take a good mix and make a great mix. Let’s look at the plugin.

    I’m gonna switch to the module. This is a multiband processor, just like the dynamics and the harmonic exciter, so you can change the stereo width of different frequency regions. You’ll notice the visualizations, this is the energy that’s happening at different frequency regions. I can also switch to this view, a stereo spectrum, and you can see how wide the stereo image is in each one of these regions. You can also watch the correlation trace, this is gonna tell you if you’re two channels — your left and your right — are out of phase which can be a problem, especially with mono compatibility. So you always want to watch this. Another great visualization.

    I know one important thing that I always recommend for pop/rock music is you want your low frequency to be tight and in the center. These are things like your kick drum and your bass guitar which are almost always panned to the center. So you don’t want those being very wide. you don’t want them going to the left channel and right channel differently. You want them to be exactly the same. It’s almost always my recommendation to make this narrower.

    [song being mastered]

    It can sound funny or loose if you make it wider here. Tightening it up right in the center sounds much better. Just another trick to tighten up the low end. This low-mid frequency region is where a lot of my vocals and my melodic instruments are living. Up here I have more of the cymbals and harmonics of different instruments. And high frequencies, that’s really the brightness and the brilliance of the track. So it’s a matter of figuring out, well, for instance do I want my vocals to be wide?

    You know, this is even something that could be automated during the verse I tighten up the center of the low-mids, and during the chorus I bring it out. My reverbs, do I want my reverbs to sound extra wide on the vocals or do I want them to sound narrower? Depends on whether I want to widen or narrow it.

    Then you have cymbals and high-mids. Do I want cymbals to be extra wide? That’s a typical thing, drums that are larger than life. This is a great area to widen them. Then the high frequencies it might be the case depending on what energy and what instruments are living up there, you might want to widen it, you might want to narrow it.

    [song + stereo imaging]

    So what I’ve been able to do here, especially using this upper-mid frequency region, is it’s really just gonna make the mix open up. Let it breathe. It has more space for different instruments now in the stereo field. I don’t get too crazy in the low-mids because that’s where my vocals are and I don’t want the vocals to sound anywhere but in the center. I get more creative here with the higher ones and I like what that’s doing. It just seems to open up the whole stereo field, just providing more interest, more space for different instruments to fit in.

    [song + stereo imager]

    Without doing anything too crazy, I think what I’ve done it been able to really enhance my mix and open it up and make more space for the different instruments. And that’s all there is really to it. It’s just a matter of trying it out, experimenting, you know, this module is very simple. Easy to use. And there’s nothing with wrong your mix figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. Trying out different things and experiments. Stay tuned for the next video where I’ll discuss how to use EQ to balance the frequency spectrum of your mix.



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