What's the best Stereo Enhancer

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Nick1790, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Nick1790

    Nick1790 Guest

    What's the best Stereo Enhancer. I need one that works good on mixes any suggestions?
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    the waves s1 stereo shuffler is ok..... or some m/s manipulation....

    but i recommend only using stereospreader on individual tracks like pads and stuff you want to appear beyond the speakers....

    if you want a big "wide" mix i recommend using some time on panning and reverb/delay .... don't be afraid to do some hard left/right panning....

    oh and speaker placement has alot to say too.... my rule of thumb is to listen at about 1.5 times the distance between the speakers..... so if your speaker are 1m apart you should sit at 1.5m (from the imaginary line between speakers).... wide speaker palcement including the equilateral triangle).... although very common.... can result in narrow mixes...

    and blabla... :lol:
  3. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Lots of guys like the BBE sonic maximizer.
    Not sure if it's what your looking for or not?
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    A good sounding mix is the only decent technique I know for a quality stereo field. Running an entire mix through a stereo enhancer (even a great one like Samplitude's built-in plug) is nothing more than a band-aid.

    And I use a lot of bizarre little tweaks for stereo field enhancement and manipulation - But none of them come close to handling it in the mix.
  5. JamesG

    JamesG Guest

    do you mean something to widen the stereo field? or a sonic maximizer?
  6. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Massive is correct.
    And this next suggestion is not a Stereo enhancer, but a nice reverb unit can really work wonders for the stereo image of a mix.
    Maybe get a nice reverb unit? Lots out there to choose from.
    Just a thought
  7. p0llen_p0ny

    p0llen_p0ny Guest

    The Aphex 250 is an excellent unit. They occasionally come up on ebay and go for around $300 - $400 on there.


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