Hbasm releases Stereoizer Pro

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Hbasm Stereoizer Pro

Hbasm has released Stereoizer Pro, an effect plug-in for Windows.

Mono compatibility remains a very important part of music production, because music is often played back in mono, or with a poorly reproduced stereo. Think about shops, workplaces and parties. There are a variety of loudspeaker setups. Many of them are less than ideal. Even a high-end surround system may come with only 1 loudspeaker for the bass (a subwoofer). This makes sense, because the human ear cannot distinguish the direction of the lowest frequencies anyway. But a professional audio production often has to shine in all these cases.

This Stereoizer works by adding a phase inverted chorus to the dry signal. Therefore it will be completely inaudible (and thus, mono compatible) when both the LEFT and RIGHT channels are mixed together, as is often the case in mono playback. It may however introduce flanging effects, when only ONE channel is available (either LEFT or RIGHT). This may be desired or not, so I advise you to always check how your production holds up under different circumstances.

Stereoizer Pro features

  • Filter section to greatly improve the usability of the effect, and you can avoid some pitfalls.
  • Complex feedback / delay chain to make the sound fuller.
  • Smooth, high quality LFO.
  • Supports different sample rates.

Stereoizer Pro is available to purchase for $12 USD. The previously released free Stereoizer plug-in is available to download as well.

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Hbasm updates Stereoizer to v1.1

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Hbasm Stereoizer v1.1

Hbasm has updated Stereoizer to version 1.1.

Stereoizer is an effect plugin which adds a phase-inverted chorus with a slight delay to the dry signal.

Updated in v1.1

  • New: Help button
  • New: Numerical read-out’s on the knobs when you dial them
  • New: MIX Fader snaps to mid position
  • Fixed: Bad parameter names visible to the host
  • Some minor GUI changes

Download Stereoizer here.


Hbasm releases Stereoizer v1.0

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Hbasm Stereoizer

Hbasm has released a freeware mono compatible Stereoizer VST plugin made with Synthmaker.

The stereoizer is modelled it after an old hardware-synth. It works by adding a phase-inverted, slightly delayed, discrete chorus to the dry signal. Unlike a typical chorus effect, which tends to turn a solo-instrument into an ensemble sound, this stereoizer is more transparant. Its also not a typical “delay” effect, or a “surrounder” which isn’t really mono-compatible.

Stereoizer is mono-compatible: If you monoize the sound again (left channel + right channel) the effect will disappear completely, leaving only the original sound. This has the benefit that you can use it on basses, even kick-drums, as well as any other sound. People who listen to your music in mono will not hear the stereoizer at all. Stereoized basses won’t sound sloppy on sound-systems where there are only one loudspeaker (sub-woofer) for the bass.

You can download Stereoizer here.