SideMinder ZL2 the 2nd generation of our 3-band, Zero Latency Dynamic Stereo Width Maximizer with a gain core optimized for live use and zero latency monitoring applications. As with all SideMinder plugins, SideMinder ZL2 provides automatic stereo width limiting that can be used to increase (or decrease) the width of stereo mixes while remaining MONO COMPATIBLE. SideMinder ZL2 controls the stereo width dynamically to keep the signal wide at all times while preventing “overwide” negative correlation that can cause loss of content when mixed to mono. SideMinder ZL2 is not a compressor and will not alter the dynamics of the mix, only the stereo width.
SideMinder ZL2 provides up to 3 bands of independent stereo width enhancement and dynamic stereo width limiting with features including:
Zero processing latency.
Stereo width maximizing with “overwidth” limiters.
Mono/Stereo listen mode.
Pre/post process correlation metering.
Band Level Trim controls.
Master Level Trim control.
SideMinder ZL2 is recommended for use on stereo buses and final mixes in live sound and mixing and mastering applications where zero latency is required. For the most demanding mixing and mastering applications please see our SideMinder 2 and SideMinder ME2 plugins which utilize “lookahead” to anticipate signal corrections.
SideMinder ZL2 is a 64-bit plugin available as VST2, VST3 and AAX for Windows PC and VST2, VST3, AAX and AU formats for Mac OS 10.11+ on Intel and Apple Silicon.