Tested it for a while and it sounds good. I also fed it with just a 2 Sample Impulse (1st Sample +100%, 2nd Sample -100%) and what it seems to do is basically adding a number of delays. The Wide Button adds one delay somewhere around 30ms with the phase inverted on one channel -disappears in mono. The Deep button seems to add a number of delays in the same 30ms range (like a higher feedback setting) but without phase inverted channel. Well and the EQ probably affects these delays. Athough it´s a good idea to combine these functions in one plugin, I don´t think it´s worth 199$ and all the talk about "only enhancing the ambience that´s already there" is pure marketing crap in my opinion, because it clearly adds something new to the signal.
Send to a bus.
Insert Voxengo Sound Delay (free) on the bus, change to dual mono mode, set left to 10ms and right to 15ms (also try the other way around in your mix).
Insert Voxengo MSED (free) next on the bus and mute the Mid signal.
Adjust bus fader to taste.
To me this sounded better.
I just bought it as soon as it was out, but I am still learning how to use this.
It is a very transparent plug-in. You almost can't notice it's there, but the good thing is that when you mono it, it doesn't sound terrible like other stereo image plug-ins do.
I will rate it in the middle because maybe the problem is that I haven't figured out a good way to use this, but at least I will use it in my mono tracks to make them sound a little wider
Works perfect on everything, excepts drums, or any transient instruments. Kills the sound of it. So it's useless for mastering. On vocals, synths or anything else it's perfect.
When I have something important to master I send it to a mastering engineer. But for the people who can't afford it this tool could be useful. I honestly only played with the plugin for a half hour and briefly read the manual. As a transparent widener it does the job. There's other ways to achieve this coloration through normal processing. I might use this on a clients work only if he can't afford a "real mastering engineer". I may write a second review later when I fully understand the plugin. For my quick tests though I would only give 1 star but I gave three because I haven't used it enough-to be fair.
Brad Allan Studios