Stereo image effects...?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by Tore Nylund, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    I have this old Behringer Edison-Stereo image enhancer that I've had a lot of fun with. I've used it a lot on Bg-vocals.... I really like the way you can expand the stereo-image and be able to move the center from "front" to "rear" ( and vice versa).
    Now I know that you'll say that all the Behringer stuff are crap... So my question is:
    What other products can do things like that?
    Or even better if I could find a great plug-in.
    I really love this toy... but if there are any better ones, I'd gladly try it... and buy it.
  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    New Milford, CT USA
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    > even better if I could find a great plug-in. <

    The Phase plug-in from the UltraFunk pack does what you want. It's now bundled with Sonar 3, which is great if you use Sonar, but not so great if you don't...

  3. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Forget the anti-behringer rants. If you like what that box does...then use it.
  4. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    Waves S1 Imager is another plug-in that does the job. I have no idea if it sounds better than the Behringer or not.
  5. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Thank you for the input. I haven't tried the Phase plug-in from the UltraFunk... I have to check it out.
    I've worked a lot with Waves S1 in the studio, but it's not what I want... The Edison is so much "more" and can really create "far-out" effects.
    I think that Waves S1 is just too gentle.
    And you can't really move the center of the stereo image with S1.
  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Distinguished Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Listen to the man, he is full of words of wisdom! :) (He is full of other stuff too, but we won't go there! ;) )
  7. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Feb 16, 2001
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    Send stuff to a pitch shifter. +10 cents on one side, - 8 cents on the other. Mute the dry signal.
  8. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT
    I have to agree with the Recorder Man....

    Any piece of gear that gives you what you want is what you should be using...... forget the manufacturers name - and forget their methods of doing business.......

    It's all about the sound........ :c:

  9. lorez

    lorez Guest

    You might want to try the free MDA Image plugin found
    Its an MS matrix, but if you put it in LR-LR mode you can adjust stereo width and move the center around (M pan)
    Hey its free, give it a try. They also have a Stereo Simulator plug that might do what you want. The Leslie sim is nice, the Tracker (eq mode my fave) and Dub Delay are fun as well

    [ September 18, 2003, 03:23 AM: Message edited by: lorez ]
  10. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Thank you lorez... I already have the mda effects, and their sound are, in my opinion, close to the waves S1 ... but I like the Leslie sim. that they have.
    Still my favourite MDA product is the free ePiano.
    I use that one more often than my Logic EVP.
  11. invisibl

    invisibl Guest


    Also try this if possible on yr set up.

    On the stereo return of the track(s) you want widened. Use different EQ's on the Left and the Right sides.Or route the returns to seperate Left & right Mono .

    This may help enhance the widening effect in a way you find pleasing

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