Top Stereo Image VST Plugins
Top Stereo Image VST Plugins

Top 10+ Stereo Image VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 Stereo Image VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. GROW
  2. Levels
  3. Stereo Finalizer
  4. WidthShaper 2
  5. Master Suite
  6. Things – Tilt
  7. MStereoGenerator
  8. MDoubleTracker
  9. Spread
  10. Cableguys Bundle

1. GROW

 
GROW
 

GROW

Grow mode lets you increase the width of the selected frequencies using a psychoacoustic precedence effect. Grow can be applied in a dynamic way meaning only the signal surpassing the threshold is widened. This along with the frequency selection gives you a new realm of movement to inject into your music.

More Features:

  • Mid/Side, Left & Right Functionality
  • Sharp retina display
  • Easy to set up. Gives you total control with a user friendly interface. Interactive tool tips can also be activated for even more information.

This product is an individual plugin related to the Parent Plugin: Animate 


2. Levels

 
Levels
 

What Is Levels?

Ever felt that your music could have sounded better? There are so many technical details to focus on when mixing and mastering that mistakes are common. LEVELS has presets for CD, Club, Streaming, Youtube and more to help you make sure your music sounds great wherever its heard.

LEVELS helps music producers get a technically excellent final mix and master. It does this by analyzing the essential elements of your mix and alerting you if there is an issue. The powerful tools give you the crucial information you need to make improvements to your mix.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Find more info below!

Headroom

  • True peak meter (16 X oversampling ) to make sure your masters don’t clip.
  • Standard peak meter. Keep it below -6dB for a perfect final mix
  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters. The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Stereo Field

  • Vectorscope to visualise stereo width.
  • Correlation meter to monitor phase issues.
  • Left/Right meter to assess the balance of your mix.
  • Low Pass button solos your low frequencies below 300hz so you can see their stereo width.

Dynamic Range

  • Instantly see if your music is over-compressed
  • Oscilloscope glows green if your music is dynamic.
  • ‘DR’ Dynamic Range display based on reliable Short Term LUFS to peak ratio.

LUFS

  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters.
  • The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Loudness Range

  • EBU R128 compliant loudness range meter to monitor the difference in loudness between the various sections in your track.

Bass Space

  • Identifies if any channels are outputting unwanted low frequencies.
  • Helps you clean up your low end giving your track punch and clarity.
  • Level meters for 40Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Here’s What’s Up!

Mastering The Mix has finally released a serious update for LEVELS! For pre-existing customers, You can access the update by clicking the (?) icon in the top right corner of LEVELS. Or you can update via your account area right on the Mastering the Mix website.

Levels 2.0 Update Includes:

  • New Loudness Range Section
  • Separated LUFS Section
  • New Presets
  • Compact View
  • Adjustable Filter Solo in Stereo Field Section
  • Tool Tip Suggestions on How to Fix the Issues LEVELS Finds

Other Improvements:

  • Mid/Slide Solo Feature
  • UI and UX Improvements
  • Better error code reporting
  • Offline activation
  • Bug fixes

3. Stereo Finalizer

 
Stereo Finalizer
 

WIDER AND BETTER

Make mono tracks stereo or enrich stereo image of your stereo tracks while keeping the center elements nice and defined. While mixing and mastering, narrow or widen your stereo image with simple controls and stunning sound. Wider and better with Stereo Finalizer…

MULTI STYLE STEREO WIDENING

There are lot’s of stereo expanding / enhancing techniques. We bring them together as a one single unit that combines these different stereo widening approaches. Stereo Finalizer is a mixture of the Haas, Multi-Band Frequency Splitting & Panning, Dimension, Delay modulation and Mid-Side stereo enhancing types.

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE CROWD

Shaping stereo image of your tracks… That makes your sound one step ahead of the crowd. Bring back to life dead mono tracks. Or paint your stereo already tracks for making them sound much more better.

EASY BREATHING

Mono tracks can breathe now with an advanced under-hood engine to give stunning stereo enhancement fx. You don’t need to have a deep knowledge to make mono tracks stereo.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • NoiseAsh’s Magical Fast DSP Engine that is a mixture of the Haas, Multi-Band Frequency Splitting & Panning, Dimension, Delay modulation and Mid-Side stereo enhancing types.
  • Simplified controls, lot’s of creative possibilities.
  • 3 types of Frequency band-width stereo enhancers
  • 3 types of Haas style stereo enhancers
  • High definition stereo dimension enhancer
  • HP & LP Filters to the wet signal
  • Mono summing to Stereo Widening function.
  • Advanced Stereo Enhancer algorithm
  • Resizable GUI
  • Friend of CPU

4. WidthShaper 2

 
WidthShaper 2
 

Multiband Stereo Expander – M/S Modulator – Bass Tightener

Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with WidthShaper 2. Take control with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each driven by its own drawable LFO and envelope follower. Use it on single tracks and buses, for sound design, mixing and mastering.

Running inside Cableguys’ ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use WidthShaper 2 on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that’ll make your productions stand out.

DO ALL THIS WITH WIDTHSHAPER 2

  • Get tight mono bass – Lock in your low end by narrowing bass frequencies to mono – keep it tight, centred and solid
  • Widen your top end – Shimmering synths, sizzling hi-hats, glossy FX… Spread them across the treble with multiband widening
  • Expand your drums – Widen specific hits in mixed material using LFOs, envelope followers, and multiband targeting
  • Create super-stereo risers – Make your risers expand until they fill up the entire stereo field, for an exciting build-up to any drop.

This product is part of a greater collection of products. Check out ShaperBox 2 here.


5. Master Suite

 
Master Suite
 

Anyone Can Master!

Master Suite by Initial Audio is a Mastering plugin for windows and Mac and comes in VST and AU format.

With Master Suite mastering becomes as easy as 1-2-3. Simply adjust the loudness and finalize your track with the 3 band equalizer and stereo image controls.

Sending out Songs and Instrumentals to clients, record labels, online stores and streaming services requires them to have a industry standard loudness in order to have a state of the art sound.

The LUFS display indicates a industry standard loudness by turning green and warns you when you start getting too loud.

An intelligent algorithm applies the right amount of limiting and compression which can be controlled with soften and mix. The HD interface looks clean, feels great and can be seamlessly resized to match your screen resolution.

Features:

  • THD: Total Harmonic Distortion, this can ‘fatten’ up the master and help increase the perceived loudness.
  • Loudness: Increase or decrease the loudness of your master in decibels. Uses an intelligent compression and limiting algorithm to ensure maximum loudness with minimal distortion.
  • LUFS Meter: The LUFS meter (Loudness Units relative to Full Scale) is an industry standard representation of perceived loudness. The meter goes green when in the ‘sweet’ zone of a loud master without over compressing the dynamics of your mix.
  • Soften: This softens the compression curve, also known as a ‘soft knee’.
  • Mix: Mix the compressed audio with the original. If you are pushing the loudness hard and the master is sounding over compressed with a loss of dynamics, this control can help restore some dynamics while still keeping the master loud.
  • Analog: Changes the frequency response of master suite to sound more Analog.
  • 3 Band Equalizer: Cut or boost the low, mid and high frequencies by up to 6dB.
  • Stereo Image: The Mono control works by making the audio completely mono below the set frequency. This can help to tighten up the low end and ensure it is coming only from the center of the stereo field. The Stereo control enhances the stereo field for the frequencies only above the mid range, leaving the lower frequencies untouched. This can be used to add extra ‘space’ in the master by pushing instruments even wider in the stereo field.
  • Ceiling: Sets the maximum loudness for peaks. Your master will not go louder than this.

6. Things – Tilt

 
Things - Tilt
 

TILT EQ

Things Tilt is an easy to use tilt EQ plugin with mid/side mode. Turn the main knob to the right, and you get more highs and less lows; turn it to the left, and lows are boosted while highs are attenuated. You can choose the cutoff frequency of the EQ with the Cutoff control, or increase the gain of the EQ with the Boost button.

Things Tilt can also be applied to either the mid or side of a stereo signal to further enhance the stereo depth.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Tilt EQ
  • Mid/Side Operation
  • Cutoff and Boost controls
  • Resizable Window

MID / SIDE – What is Mid / Side?
In a stereo signal, the Mid channel is considered the center, and contains both Left and Right channels. Boosting the Mid channel results in a more mono sound.

The Side channel instead contains the difference between the Left and Right channels. Boosting the Side channel results in a more spacious or wider sound.

Mid / Side Mode
Tilt can be applied to the mid or side part of the signal. This can be useful to create a wider stereo image on a full mix or individual tracks.


7. MStereoGenerator

 
MStereoGenerator
 

MStereoGenerator is a unique natural sounding mono to stereo (or even surround) expander, which makes your tracks sound wider, stronger and punchier. It’s perfect for almost any audio material from vocals to saxophones to drums.

Truly Natural Sound

MStereoGenerator has been carefully designed to provide a truly natural sound suitable especially for acoustic recordings.

Fully Featured Parametric Equaliser and Stereo Field Analyser

An integrated equalizer lets you adjust which parts of the spectrum you want to expand and the stereo scope gives you an immediate view of the resulting stereo width.

MeldaProduction Goodies

You can also expect to find the standard MeldaProduction goodies: 16x upsampling, M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, A-H presets for easy comparisons, and our easy to use integrated help system.

Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • exceptionally versatile modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • 4 multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomisation
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • Very fast, optimised for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

8. MDoubleTracker

 
MDoubleTracker
 
Melda Production is proud to release MDoubleTracker, a classic stereo expander designed to make guitars, vocals and other materials huge and wide.

Double tracking is a simple old technique, but it’s also hard to get it right and takes a very long time, after all you need to record things multiple times, then you have the timing problems and so on.

With MDoubleTracker Artificial Stereo Expander it is as simple as inserting the effect into your DAW.

Artificial Stereo Expander will do some magic by varying pitch and delays in both left and right channels to get you that big wide sound, with ease and perfect timing. It can be even used in surround environment.
Good old algorithms

MDoubleTracker is based on some pretty old techniques used for decades on some hardware modules such as Eventide H3000. These have been used by high end producers for decades. We just improved them a bit and got you some additonal features, just in case you feel creative.

MeldaProduction goodies

As always you’ll find the standard MeldaProduction features: 16x upsampling, M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, AGC, A-H presets for easy comparisons, and our easy to use integrated help system.

MDoubleTracker Key features
  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualization engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • Modulators
  • Multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 and AVX512 capable processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

9. Spread

 
Spread
 

Unparalleled width, easy to use, SPREAD is the most powerful and usable stereo imaging plugin on the market.

Make mono tracks stereo.

Make stereo tracks stereoooOOOHHH DAMN THAT’S WIDE!

MAIN FEATURES

  • One Knob design
  • Frequency Band Offsets
  • Frequency Band Mute / Solo
  • 3 band crossover
  • Side Roll Off (M/S filter) with Audition
  • Stereo balancing

Beautiful Interface
Spread was designed for ease of use. With all features centered around a simple one knob design, Spread quickly gets you to the sound you want without any unnecessary complexity.

Multiband Processing

Spread enables you to change the stereo image of 3 independent user-definable frequency bands.

For Mixing & Mastering

Side Filter:
The Side Filter helps clean up phase issues and muddiness from low end stereo information. This feature takes advantage of Mid-Side processing to only remove the sides of the low signal, leaving mono basses intact and features an audition function.

Tilt:
Tilt will increase or decrease the volume of the left or right side allowing you to balance out your signal without compromising the stereo image.

Spread is an intuitive all in one multi-band stereo imaging plugin that will take your audio and spread it to widest and most accurate stereo image possible. Happy Spreading!


10. Cableguys Bundle

 
Cableguys Bundle
 

This Bundle Contains These Plugins:

  • Curve 2
  • FilterShaper 3
  • VolumeShaper 5
  • TimeShaper
  • FilterShaper Core
  • PanShaper 2
  • WidthShaper
  • HalfTime
  • MidiShaper
  • ShaperBox 2
  • Crushshaper

Curve- is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface.Version 2.5 adds new Sallen-Key filter types, beat-synced envelopes, an overhauled UI and many tweaked sounds.

Feed Curve’s oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.

A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by renowned sound designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdivine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community. Curve provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.

Halftime – Enter a world of spaced-out, slowed-down sound with HalfTime, the only plugin 100% dedicated to half-speed effects, in use by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, members of 808 Mafia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

HalfTime transforms any audio into a dark, downtempo version of itself, giving your tracks huge mood and atmosphere. Lead synths mutate into heavyweight EDM bass monsters. Plinky piano lines become haunting trap melodies. Percussion thickens, expanding to reveal new rhythmic possibilities.

Just add the plugin for an instant half-speed effect with zero setup. Or go in deep with powerful creative controls. HalfTime works on loops, virtual instruments or even live audio input, inspiring you in seconds.

The hands-on Power button makes it easy to fit HalfTime into your tracks — create a rapid switch or sink in slowly with smooth fades up to 16 bars.

Three speed Modes give you classic half-speed, tight harmonies and shuffling swing rhythms, and drugged-out quad-time playback. Adjustable Loop length allows multi-bar slow-downs, funky syncopations and totally new grooves.

Slow only the lows, mids or highs with the Band split — generate deep bass movement, fatten midrange percussion, or flip your top-end on its head.

FilterShaper 3- takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an immensely flexible modulation framework.

The new Sallen-Key type filters deliver a rich, warm, intricate sound. Create complex, shifting, interweaving effects. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filtersweeps and stereo tremolo to surgically-precise filter control.

TimeShaper – Shape the flow of time to create everything from essential everyday FX to unique multiband transformations.

Just like a DJ scratching vinyl, TimeShaper lets you grab hold of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.

Stutter and glitch a synth or vocal line to create gritty edits for your EDM track. Chop up and rearrange a DnB breakbeat on the fly. Add repeating house build-ups with just one click. Drop in instant tape-stops and DJ scratches. Or go wild and come up with something totally new – TimeShaper is a seriously insane must-try creative time-twister tool for producers of any genre!

Multiband operation massively multiplies the possibilities. Want to reverse the bass while you stutter the midrange and tape-stop the treble? Now you can!

Running inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can use TimeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.

FilterShaper Core – combines the great-sounding filter technology of the full FilterShaper 3 with a streamlined modulation system. Using the same acclaimed Sallen-Key filters as FilterShaper 3, you can expect all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter.

Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filter sweeps to surgically-precise frequency control. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.

Running inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can stack up FilterShaper Core with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.

VolumeShaper – lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail.
From multiband sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.

VolumeShaper features multiband waveform-based editing, a comprehensive selection of preset curves, a precise oscilloscope, a big spectrum view and an updated preset library. It runs sample-accurate in sync with your DAW, in Hz mode up to the audible range or retriggered via MIDI.

New for version 5, VolumeShaper now runs inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. Use VolumeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.

PanShaper – is a Powerful, fast modulation editing, multiband options, a streamlined interface, and unparalleled ease of use: PanShaper takes stereo control to a new level.

Our unique editing tools let you add panning effects fast, and with pinpoint detail. Multiband modulation controls provide the final touch for in-depth editing — the possibilities are wider than you can imagine.

For evolving, fluid modulation or rhythmic patterns, for surgical panning edits of single hits within a loop, for subtle oscillation or intense motion from left to right. For a more lively sound, and for pinpoint panning control.

New for version 2, PanShaper now runs inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. You can use PanShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.

Widthshaper – Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each with its own modulation curve.

Use WidthShaper for sound design, mixing or mastering – it’s just at home on single tracks as on the master bus.

Add width only to frequencies that need it with easy multiband control. Widen the midrange for a fuller sound – use tight band settings to pick out specific mix elements. Add top-end sparkle with treble widening. Or narrow the bass right down to mono and add solidity to your bottom end.

 MIDI Shaper – Powered by Curve’s unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve’s flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favorite synthesizers and effects.

Four LFOs and four envelope generators work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix that can be set up to output modulated pitch, modwheel, channel aftertouch or any MIDI control messages.

MidiShaper’s LFOs can run infinitely or be retriggered, synced to your DAW from a buzzy 1/128 to an expansive 32 bars, set to the played note, or run from 0.02 Hz up to the audible range and brain frequency. Like Curve, MidiShaper features completely editable waveforms for its LFOs.

If your plugin or DAW allows for MIDI control, you have a great tool at hand to create vivid, inspiring sounds and bring the flexibility of Curve to your favorite software plugins, hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980’s MIDI keyboards.

ShaperBox 2 gives you control over filtering, volume, panning, stereo width – even the flow of time. Simply load any Shaper effect and draw the modulation shapes you need with Cableguys’ easily editable LFOs – now with three powerful Pens for drawing lines, arcs and S-curves at a stroke.

CrushShaper – Designed to inspire you in ways no ordinary bitcrusher can, CrushShaper is powered by Cableguys’ easy drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers. Now you can crush specific hits and frequency ranges.

Discover inspirational distortion patterns. Deploy tasteful mix tricks. Go 8-bit and beyond! It’s the ultimate creative bitcrusher.

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