Frequency specific panoramic placement
Pan control for the 21st century
Stereoplacer is an advanced fine-tune parametric balancing control. You can tune each band into specific frequencies and move the frequency content around in the stereo sound stage. Just choose the position you want, and let Stereoplacer take care of preserving the balance of the original sounds.
Choose the frequencies you want to fix and move them anywhere, leaving the rest of the stereo image intact. Make improvements in any area of the sound stage without causing problems elsewhere. Stereoplacer gives you precise control you just can’t get within a traditional mix setup.
Focus in on the frequencies you want to move using the intuitive solo controls and then tweak/fix/align them in the stereo panorama without affecting any other regions - simple, quick and effective!
- Fix poor recordings
- Ideal for restoration
- Reposition complex audio
- Reconstruct mono image
- Dynamic visual feedback
- Harmonic capture
With fully adjustable curves (bell, high and low shelving and even additional linked-harmonic overtones) you can redistribute stereo information with subtlety, or make powerful corrections – even moving hard-panned frequencies from one side to the other – without affecting the overall level balance of the material.
With each node it is possible to add a number of additional harmonically linked bell curves, all referenced from the one ‘root’ control point.
'Panning' the bass
Sometimes a mix calls for a bass element, say the bass guitar track, to be panned away from the centre. Often this is best avoided as off-centre high energy in the low frequencies can create more problems than it resolves. Using Stereoplacer, however, the low frequencies can be kept in the centre whilst higher frequencies (i.e. the attack component) are moved across the stereo field with a shelving band. This gives the impression that the bass part has been panned, when really only the high, directional frequencies have been affected.
You can also achieve the opposite effect, pulling stray low frequencies back into the centre without affecting the entire sound.
For mixing and sound design
Use Stereoplacer for panning sounds without affecting their low end, fixing poor microphone placement and moving problem frequencies as an alternative to EQ. Adjust the position of sounds in sample loops and gain detailed control of harmonically complex sounds, tackling problems introduced by heavy processing. All with superb mono-compatibility.
For post production and restoration
Re-position specific elements or achieve gentle linear phase adjustment of your entire mix. Extrapolate and re-balance poorly positioned instruments whilst leaving the rest of the soundfield intact. You can even add stereo detail to previously mono recordings, leaving the original character intact.
Setting up Stereoplacer is rather like setting up an EQ and is almost entirely dependent upon the source audio. As a result, there are no factory presets installed by default. However, there is scope to create custom presets for users who are repeatedly encountering similar mix problems.
- Panning sounds in sample loops
- Fixing poor microphone placement
- Shifting problem frequencies
- Double tracking stereo distribution
- Extrapolating poorly panned sounds
"I decided that the only favour I could do for myself was to purchase [Focus], so I've bought it and now I'm happy as a kid in Disneyland."
The Moody Blues, Renato Zero
"The Stereoplacer is becoming a firm favourite for combating wonky signals in eccentric sampled LPs!"
Sugababes, Howard Jones, Nicki Minaj, Ultravox
Expand your stereo image. Mono to stereo, stereo to super-wide and everywhere in between. Natural extension or extreme effects, Stereoizer provides it all.
Bring transparent solidity to your bass; sharpen, define and align for the tightest mix. Monofilter anchors your bass with ease, while retaining the perceived spatial characteristics of the original sound.
3 award winning plug-ins supplying reliable, full-frequency stereo enhancement, correction and bass management.
Stereo enhancement, correction and bass management in an instant, with the assurance of superb mono compatibility.
An uncompromising collection of 11 must-have plug-ins for high quality broadcast, film and game audio production.
8 elite plug-ins delivering deeper control over your full production workflow. From EQ, stereo panorama and low frequency content to mixing and mastering for today’s streamed delivery services.
We support AAX, VST, VST3, AU and AudioSuite in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. RTAS is also available as 32-bit only.
Minimum system requirements
Mac OSX 10.7.x / 512 MB RAM
Windows (64 bit) Vista or above / 512 MB RAM