SideMinder 2 is the 2nd generation mono-band dynamic stereo width maximizer that can increase the stereo width of a track, bus and/or master mix while limiting over-widening that can produce signal loss when mixed or played in mono.
SideMinder 2 uses latency-compensated FIR correlation detectors that “listen to” the incoming stereo signal and precisely and rapidly turn down the width when it detects the signal is going into negative correlation. Additional stages of filtering control the recovery speed of the width limiting action which is adjustable via the Release control.
SideMinder 2 is a complete update to the original SideMinder plugin and includes these new features:
Improved stereo width limiter algorithm – produces more transparent width control and a wider, more “3D-like”, stereo image.
User-resizable GUI that automatically scales for high DPI video monitors.
Numerical values of controls displayed on the GUI.
Double-click text entry of control values.
I/O Trim control for level matching.
Bass Mono on/off control to allow easy quick audition of the bass mono action.
SideMinder 2 can be used as an audio processing tool to automatically increase stereo width or it can be used as a visualization tool to help make better mix decisions.