Like it. Subtle but expressive. The price is reasonable for this plugin. More plugins are now coming with Mid/Side processing. The K-Stereo has it as well. It's nice to be able to gently spread-out the stereo image. Do it cautiously. Too much could be undesirable.
First I must say: I checked the "original" by Bob Katz/Algorithmix, which is almost the same but rather expensive.
When it comes to imaging and filling up gaps within the stereo field, I found very nice results with it. So everyone who doesn´t have other proper tools should go for it, as it´s quite easy to handle and the mid/side function is a so nice attribute.
On the the other hand I get the same or even better results by using the equipment I own anyway. A TC 3000 stereo programm (based on mid/side technique) or some short Altiverb/UAQ Lexicon 224 reverb or the combination of both (to taste) will do the same.
But for the money you can´t go so wrong ....
Want to give space to track then go for it..
It is really good. Does something to track which sounds good.
works! makes my tracks wider and more present for a change of dimension. Get this if yiu can't get tracks as wide as you would like and it will help. Helps my cooking and dish washing also.
Having used the Algorithmix version for 5 years, I am familiar with the use of this plug-in. It is designed to extract and/or enhance existing ambience from recordings, generally stereo mixes or stems. It does this job well. It does not do much for individual tracks, so only get it if you do mastering.
A/B'ing it with the Algorithmix, the Algo sounds better to me (probably due to the 80 bit calculation depth of the Algo). But the Algo is @ $1,000 US and has not been updated for 64 bit OS or Windows 7.
I admit the difference is subtle and not worth the extra $800 unless you are very discriminating.
Indispensable in a mastering engineer's arsenal.
Helps bring out that beautiful ambiance, clarity and wideness to individual tracks and masters.
A can't do without plugin!
Put it on the master channel and widen your stereo souldfile.
It's the best wider effect plugin that I have ever known. It does not lose any middle and treble like all the others do. It just gets wider and thereby fatter.