Top Stereo Width Free VST Plugins
Top Stereo Width Free VST Plugins

Top 10+ Stereo Width Free VST Plugins 2022

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

VST list navigation:

  1. Wider
  2. Ozone Imager 2
  3. Stereo Snapin
  4. A1StereoControl
  5. Width Knob
  6. Voxengo Stereo Touch
  7. MAutopan
  8. The Mid-Sider
  9. The Function
  10. Crossmix

1. Wider

by: Polyverse

 
Wider
 

Pseudo stereo without phase issues.

Wider takes the massively popular stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and creates the illusion of an expanded stereo image of a mono signal to an awe-inspiring amount of width. However, Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.

Broaden Your Horizons

Many stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out of phase, which can quickly make a track sound muddy and unbalanced or make sounds seem flat and lacking dynamics if one isn’t mindful of the effect. Thanks to Wider’s one-of-a-kind all pass and comb filtering algorithm, a natural sounding stereo image is created from a mono channel, without compromising the phase between the sides! Instead, Wider cancels itself out when summed to mono, so the original signal is left intact.

Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any mono signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect.

Extraordinary Space, Professional Clarity

No matter how far out and experimental Infected Mushroom’s sounds get, they always keep their channels clean, crisp, and translatable without sacrificing power. Now you can achieve the same depth and clarity, absolutely free.

System Requirements

  • Platform – Mac/PC
  • Bit Depth 32/64
  • Format – AAX, VST, AU
  • Hardware Requirements – Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • Hardware Requirements –  PC: Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64×2 or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
  • OS Requirements –  PC Windows 7 SP1 or later

2. Ozone Imager 2

by: iZotope

 
Ozone Imager 2
 

Instant Audio Imaging

Newly updated for 2019 with immersive, fluid visuals, full resizability, and a smooth new Stereoize mode, this free plug-in offers a wider world of possibilities for imaging in your mix.

A Taste of Ozone Magic

Control the width of any track, perfect for making super-wide sounds or creating narrow, mono-like sources. Make your pianos, synths, and cymbals fill up your stereo image, or tighten up your low end by narrowing bass and kick drums!

Why Ozone Imager?

Control the Width

Easily widen or narrow your sounds to fit them in any mix. It’s the easiest way to spread out a narrow-sounding synth or nestle your bass guitar in the centre.

Stereoize It!

Stereoize can turn mono into stereo, with no need for reverb or doubling. Use the new Stereoize II mode for subtle enhancement, or Stereoize I for a colourful phasing effect.

Visualize Your Sides

Three different vectorscope meters help check your stereo width and see if your left and right channels are lining up properly. Resize your plug-in window to get an even better view of the action!

Listen to Ozone Imager Examples

Before Ozone Imager

After Ozone Imager

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac: OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) – macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit only)
  • Windows: Windows 7 – Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Plugin Formats

  • AU (Mac only), AAX, VST2, VST3 (All formats 64-bit only)

Supported Hosts

  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 9 – 11
  • Pro Tools 12.8 – 2019
  • FL Studio 20
  • Cubase 9 – 10
  • Nuendo 10
  • Wavelab 9
  • Sound Forge Pro 13
  • Sound Forge Mac 3
  • Studio One 4
  • REAPER 5
  • Reason 10
  • Audition CC 2019
  • Premiere Pro CC 2019
  • MASCHINE 2
  • Komplete Kontrol
  • Bitwig Studio 3
  • Final Cut Pro X

3. Stereo Snapin

by: Kilohearts

 
Stereo Snapin
 

Stereo:

  • Width and Panning
  • Left Speaker
  • Right Speaker
  • Wide
  • Narrow

That’s What this Plugin Does. Questions?

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the Minimum Recommended System Requirements for Running Snapin’s:

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please Note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


4. A1StereoControl

by: A1Audio

 
A1StereoControl
 

Introduction

With the A1StereoControl plugin you will be able to expand or limit the STEREO WIDTH of your tracks using only one single knob. This powerful technique can be used on single tracks or groups tracks while mixing or even on a master buss in final mastering situations.

As many experienced mixing & mastering engeneers worldwide are complaining, stereo-expansion can have unwanted side-effects. Especially the bass frequencies should normally be simple mono. As you may guess, this plugin has also a solution for this problem.

Safe Bass

The integrated “Safe Bass” algorithm centers all bass frequencies below a adjustable value right back into the middle of the stereo field. This gives your tracks the solidity and definition you want while preserving maximum transpancy and sharpness. Similar techniques were used by professional studio producers over ages with either expansive hardware devices like elliptical equalizers or even advanced m/s-processors. With my plugin you will be able to manage this complicated task with a minimum effort.

Simply turn on “Safe Bass” and adjust the frequency if needed. That’s it  – It’s really that simple ! (Especially for Mastering).

Advanced Panning

Additionally A1StereoControl brings you the possibility to place your stereo signal inside the stereo field in a very intuitive way.

Our Expert Mode features different “pan laws” (0db, -3db, -6db), different pan curves (linear, logarithmic, sin/cos) as well as classic “balance” mode or “dual panning”.

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLUGIN WORKS ONLY ON STEREO TRACKS !)

System Requirements

  • Windows –  XP / Vista / 7 / 8 (32/64bit)
  • Mac OS X (10.6 and higher) (32/64bit)
  • AAX / RTAS support for Pro Tools

5. Width Knob

by: Boz Digital Labs

 
Width Knob
 

Width Knob allows you to quickly and easily adjust the stereo width of your bus or track.

It is a great and simple tool for automating power into your chorus, or anywhere else you might need to adjust the stereo width in an intuitive and fast manner.

Width Knob provides a simple way to create contrast in your mixes, keeping your mixes alive and interesting.

Why A Width Knob?

This is a tool that everyone should have and everyone should use. The real reason I made this plugin was because I became addicted to the stereo width knob provide in Reaper, and it drove me insane every time I had to use another DAW that didn’t have it. Also, Kevin Dyer once suggested a similar idea.

Rather than go on some campaign about how every DAW should have this by default, I figured it was easier to just make a plugin version of this effect and give it to everyone for free.

This plugin is so easy and intuitive to use, yet so powerful that it is really a must have for any workflow.

This is Not a Stereo Widener

In fact, it’s the opposite. This plugin does not add anything that will increase the stereo width of your track. It will only reduce the stereo width. it ranges from -100% to +100%, letting you not only narrow your mixes, but to flip the L/R channels easily and smoothly.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows:

  • AAX
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • VST3

6. Voxengo Stereo Touch

by: Voxengo

 
Voxengo Stereo Touch
 

This professional audio AAX, AU and VST plugin implements a classic technique of transforming a monophonic track into spacious stereophonic track by means of mid/side coding technique.

Stereo Touch is most effective on monophonic sounds without overly sharp transients: it works great for both acoustic and electric/overdriven guitars, synthetic pad sounds and even vocals.  By means of this plugin you can easily get spacious and even “surround” sounding tracks, without utilizing a double-tracked recording technique.

Basically, the plugin takes a mono input signal and generates a stereo output signal.  This plugin can also work with multi-channel input signals, but in this case all channels get processed independently of each other like they are separate mono input signals and then all resulting stereo streams get mixed together to produce a single stereo output signal.

Features

  • Two delay lines
  • Built-in low-pass and high-pass filters
  • 64-bit floating-point processing
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages
  • All sample rates support
  • Zero processing latency
  • User interface colour schemes
  • Resizable user interface
  • Retina and HighDPI support

System Requirements:

  • This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification.  Plugins with AAX version available can be loaded in ProTools 12+.
  • This plugin is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.11 and later versions, 64-bit Intel processor-based) computers (2.5 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 4 GB of system RAM, SSE4.2 instructions support required, e.g. any Intel Core i-, AMD Bulldozer- or Zen-based processor).  A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform and audio plugin specification.  If supported on a specific processor, the plugin may internally utilize AVX2-optimized code.
  • Apple M1 native and Big Sur are supported.
  • Compatible Windows and macOS plugin software: Cubase, Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Presonus Studio One, FL Studio, Cakewalk, Nuendo, WaveLab, GarageBand, Vegas, SoundForge, Audition, Samplitude, Digital Performer, Mixcraft, Bitwig Studio, Edius, others.
  • If you cannot get plugin to work on macOS High Sierra/Mojave, you have to logout from the system and login again – it’s a known issue not caused by plugin’s own bug.

7. MAutopan

by: MeldaProduction

 
MAutopan
 

MAuto Pan

  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape – every oscillator in our plugins is defined by a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing. It is the most advanced approach for defining oscillator shapes.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mono/stereo encoding, separate channels and encodings, and up to 8 channels of surround audio, which makes them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc.
  • Smart randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! The smart randomization algorithm wisely chooses between which parameters can be randomized and how. It can even randomize modulators for you. And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MAutopan will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC) – most plugins can change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets not convenient, not mentioning randomization. Our plugins include automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensure the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it’s just louder.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo – every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host providing as natural a sound as possible while not offending other tracks.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully automatable.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!

64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


8. The Mid-Sider

by: Arctican Audio

 
The Mid-Sider
 

The Mid-Sider is a plugin for decoding mid-side type stereo recordings. If you don’t know what that is, go Google it and find out more. Simply drop this over a stereo bus with your mid and side channels. By default, the plugin presumes you have your mid channel panned fully left, your side channel panned fully right, and you had the side microphone’s front (or positive) side facing left during recording.

System Requirements

  • Windows – VST (32/64)(4Mb) 
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • VST 2.3 Compatible Host
  • 32-bit & 64-bit

9. The Function

by: Arctican Audio

 
The Function
 

The Function can manipulate a stereo signal giving complete control over the output. Each channel (left & right) can be manipulated independently You can pan each channel to either speaker, and invert the phase. This is very useful for dodgy recordings with phase and pan issues.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • VST 2.3 Compatible Host
  • 32-bit
  • Max OSX 10.5+ (Intel Only)
  • VST/AU Compatible Host
  • 32-bit

10. Crossmix

by: Bass Gnomes

 
Crossmix
 

Crossmix delays each channel by 100 milliseconds, inverts the phase, and then mixes with the opposing channel to make your left channel play on the right side (as well as the right side audio), and your right channel play on the left (as well as the left side audio), but doesn’t turn your sound mono.

Crossmix needs stereo content to provide any results. This can make your stereo mix sound “fuller”.

In the audio demo above, you’ll hear the loop, first dry, then with crossmix added.

Pay attention to the stereo image. Audio Demo (works best with headphones)

There’s a simple mix control so you can add just as much as you need.


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