Tomás Mulcahy wrote:Martin your width adjusted version actually sounds wider to me than the real Dimension D!
I suspect in my efforts to achieve the hyper-wide results of The Elf's DD hardware I may have over-egged the width enhancement. I was monitoring it via the Stereo Image display in MetricAB, and did originally set bx_solo to 150% stereo width, but later tweaked it to 200%, and listening again now I suspect 150% is probably more 'correct' - well done Tomás!
I hadn't brought up the Arturia version here, but given our discussions I have listened to its demos since my first post. Yes it offers wider results, but this is perhaps because it also offers a non-standard stereo width control that defaults to 'S' (stereo) but can be shrunk down to mono or enhanced to super-stereo (much like my bx_solo tweak to the ERS version).
The Elf wrote:I'm also now wondering if what we are hearing is partly caused by the round-trip delay to/from the hardware...
I wouldn't have thought so if the direct and 'dimensioned' parts are mixed together by the DD hardware (insert routing), although if you've got it on a aux send/return loop I suppose that's possible that the dry and wet signals are interacting in some way.
I'm just hoping that there will be a future update from DDMF to tweak the anti-phase component levels of the chorus and thus increase the width to more closely match the hardware. I still love my new ERS DimD purchase though - it's perfect for my most typical requirement, which is adding some width and subtle movement to mono sounds rather than a chorus (by the way, my current go-to for more subtle chorus is Fuse Audio Labs' Chorus-65, modeled on the DOD FX65 Stereo Chorus pedal).