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Stereo simulator

Postby ef37a » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:18 am

Son has decided he would like to try 'stereoising' his mono classical guitar recordings.

Can someone suggest a plug in or stand alone software that he can download? Free would be good but I don't mind springing for something good if fairly cheap, say well under a nifty?

He runs Samplitude Pro X 3 on a Win 10 laptop.

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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby Kwackman » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:08 am

https://polyversemusic.com/products/wider/
It's in your price range too!
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby resistorman » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:19 pm

Kwackman wrote:https://polyversemusic.com/products/wider/
It's in your price range too!
:bouncy: That’s a good price indeed... I’ll have to try it out. I bought this on sale for $30 US and have had great luck with it. Plug-in Alliance often has deep sales so it’s worth demoing and keeping an eye out.
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/prod ... maker.html
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby Kwackman » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:21 pm

ef37a wrote:Son has decided he would like to try 'stereoising' his mono classical guitar recordings. .
As an alternative to the plug-in mentioned above, maybe a stereo reverb would be better? An ambience pre-set maybe?
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm

Izotope Ozone Imager: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/fre ... g-ins.html
at a very friendly price... ;)
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:14 pm

blinddrew wrote:Izotope Ozone Imager: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/fre ... g-ins.html
at a very friendly price... ;)

Aha! I'm just doing some work on a mono acoustic guitar track that's been lifted from a multitrack as someone wants part of it to use as a sig - all perfectly legal!

I've been trying some subtle reverb to get some width and texture. I'll give this a go methinks!

Good find Drew! :clap: :thumbup:

[Edit: Downloaded... I like it! I like it!]
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Yep, it's a very handy little device. :)
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby adrian_k » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:22 pm

Kwackman wrote:
ef37a wrote:Son has decided he would like to try 'stereoising' his mono classical guitar recordings. .
As an alternative to the plug-in mentioned above, maybe a stereo reverb would be better? An ambience pre-set maybe?

Funny enough I’ve just recorded a guitar in mono for someone and one of Breverb’s presets did exactly that. Quite a nice alternative to normal wideners.
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:10 pm

The old-school way, if you're used to working with MS decoders (either plugins or constructed from scratch), is to treat the mono geetar as the Mid signal. A duplicate/split of that can be high-pass filtered (100Hz) and delayed (5-80ms) to create a fake Side signal. Decode to left-right in the usual way, adjusting the M-S balance to create as much stereo width as needed. Then blend with a stereo reverb, heavy on early reflections, to set the geetar into a believable acoustic space.
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Re: Stereo simulator

Postby ef37a » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:29 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:The old-school way, if you're used to working with MS decoders (either plugins or constructed from scratch), is to treat the mono geetar as the Mid signal. A duplicate/split of that can be high-pass filtered (100Hz) and delayed (5-80ms) to create a fake Side signal. Decode to left-right in the usual way, adjusting the M-S balance to create as much stereo width as needed. Then blend with a stereo reverb, heavy on early reflections, to set the geetar into a believable acoustic space.

Thank you Hugh, son has trouble enough with basic recording concepts, no way he will sort that out!

He will be in receipt of a new LDC soon (the Mackie recently reviewed) and so he can use that 'upfront' and the other cheap LDC he has for some room effect and play at blending.

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