Plugin Alliance has announced that they have a new partner Fiedler Audio who has a reputation for setting new standards. Two years after developing the reverberation algorithm at the heart of Brainworx’s bx_rooms, they have released a new acoustical enhancement plug-in - Stage, which has been designed to use stereo-spatial processing methods to improve mixes and masters.
Using subtle delays, internal phase augmentation and modulation techniques, Stage is designed to enable you to emphasise the natural depth and space of any natural recording or synthesised element. The intended result is an increase in overall definition and perceived size.
Under the hood of Stage are psychoacoustic algorithms that power the panning and stereo alteration controls, enabling engineers, sound designers, and electronic musicians to sculpt their stereo image much more easily than before.
Inside Stage are four modules that give you access to stereo widening techniques such as the Haas effect, phase inversion, M/S signal processing, and a number of proprietary algorithms designed to ensure that your signal’s natural ambience and stereophonic composition is maximised while retaining phase coherence and ensuring that the processed signal doesn’t collapse when in mono.
- IN (input) section with stereo corrective tools like MS blend and L/R tilt.
- PANORAMA section with two sophisticated algorithms that place both mono and stereo sources precisely within the stereo panorama (pan) while adjusting for width.
- AMBIENCE section for subtle stereo width enhancement, additional perceived depth, size and texture, tone coloration, or creative LFO frequency modulation effects.
- Dedicated wet and dry bypass functions for accurate monitoring of added effect.
- OUT (output) section optimised for mastering workflows.
- Available in AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3 formats
- Introductory price until 31st August 2017 - $99, then $179 after that.
- 14 days free trial available for Plugin Alliance Account holders - You can get register for a free Plugin Alliance account if you haven't got an account already.