Leeds, UK (January 15, 2014)—Nugen Audio has launched its new Stereopack toolset for stereo image enhancement and manipulation including expansion, positioning, and low-frequency control.
With Stereopack, users can widen or reduce the stereo image, focus and define low frequencies, and move specific captured spectra within the stereo soundfield. Each Stereopack component integrates audio analysis feedback directly into the user interface, delivering control of all main parameters.
All three plug-ins—Stereoizer, Monofilter and Stereoplacer—are mono-compatible, using algorithms that reportedly maintain the original character of the source audio without introducing phase, reverb or delay-related artifacts. Each tool is compatible with 64-bit OSX, AAX (32- and 64-bit), and VST3 standards.
Stereoizer is a high-specification stereo image manipulation tool intended for natural expansion, reduction, and introduction of stereo width at any stage of the audio production process. It adds width and depth to any mono or stereo audio recording, according to the company.
The Monofilter plug-in enables users to align and balance low frequencies to create solid bass. Users can define the center of the bass, and it provides control over stereo spread, transition, and phase alignment, with an interface that delivers visual feedback.
Stereoplacer is an advanced fine-tune parametric balancing control tool. It maintains the character of the original sounds while the user chooses the position, providing adjustable curves (bell, high and low shelving, and additional linked-harmonic overtones). These characteristics enable the user to redistribute stereo information without affecting the overall level balance of the material.