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Studio One: Adding Stereo Width To Guitars

PreSonus Studio One Tips & Techniques
Published April 2017
By Larry the O

Screen 1: Groove Delay can be made to work for widening a guitar into stereo by setting two taps to their shortest range and then sliding one a little ahead or behind the other, but delay times are tempo-dependent. Tap 2 settings are shown here: note how the Groove control is set to Dotted. Screen 1: Groove Delay can be made to work for widening a guitar into stereo by setting two taps to their shortest range and then sliding one a little ahead or behind the other, but delay times are tempo-dependent. Tap 2 settings are shown here: note how the Groove control is set to Dotted.

Add artificial stereo width to guitars in your Studio One mixes.

Most people have tried making a guitar track sound bigger by throwing a long echo or lush reverb tail onto it. Sometimes, though, a different kind of size is needed. Acousticians speak of “apparent source width”, and a wider image can be just the thing to make a guitar feel larger when the music is too fast and loud for a lot of delay, or the mix needs to remain uncluttered.

This month I look at one of my favourite methods of accomplishing this. I usually try in this column to stick to Studio One’s bundled plug-ins as much as possible, but in this case there are third-party plug-ins better suited to achieving...

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Published April 2017