In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to use Stereoplacer on a mono bongos track to widen the stereo image, as well as pull out some harmonic detail and add it to the stereo field.
When dealing with Audio loops or previously recorded material, we really don’t have too much control over the stereo spectrum or sonic qualities of the mix. This is especially true when it comes to mono audio files. There are some tricks we can pull out of our magic bags, like the Haas effect, and stereo width plugin, but these are still for the most part dependent on the program material.
However, Stereoplacer by Nugen Audio offers a unique perspective on dealing with this issue. Essentially, it allows you to place nodes on the EQ spectrum, and adjust their stereo width in the stereo field. In addition, it can also allow the user to further adjust the harmonics of a given signal and pull their harmonic detail out as well.