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Plugin Boutique Release StereoSavage 2 & StereoSavage 2 Elements

Plugin Boutique have released version 2 of their highly successful StereoSavage plugin which now also has an Elements version too. Both versions are available with intro pricing – StereoSavage 2 is available for only £29.00 / $32.50, increasing to £59.00 / $66.12). StereoSavage 2 Elements is available for only £15.00 / $16.81, increasing to  £29.00 / $32.50). The offers end October 31st.

StereoSavage

Achieve the stunning stereo your mix deserves. StereoSavage provides an innovative stereo toolbox, combining tried and tested studio techniques with emulations of modern and classic tools that will bring your mix to life.

Generate stereo from mono with the ‘Vox’, ‘Delay’, ‘Expand’ and ‘Split’ programs. Place sounds precisely in the stereo field with the ‘Width’, ‘Pan’ and ‘Rotation’ adjustment tools. Create movement and chorus-like effects with the ‘LFO’ function, and retain a solid low end with the adjustable ‘Bass Bypass’ tool. 

StereoSavage includes all of these features in a single plugin for the first time, offering the flexibility to enhance your track with dramatic effects, or add the perfect subtle finishing touches.

Benefits:

  • Create stereo from mono sources for richer soundscapes.
  • Control the placement and width of stereo sources. Separate instruments within the stereo field.
  • Use the rotation effect for an incredibly natural sounding pan.
  • Get lush wide vocals in seconds.
  • Quick simple controls for achieving a ‘big sound’.
  • Add motion and excitement with modulation.
  • Retain great mono compatibility with the bass bypass feature.
  • Reduce the number of vocal takes required for rich, tight, backing vocals. 

New in Version 2

Input Routing

StereoSavage 2 has a much clearer and more capable input routing section.

You can specify whether your input signal is to be taken from the left, right or both channels, and it can cope with MS inputs, as well as allowing you to invert the phase of either channel if necessary. These are things that may be common requirements if you are recording with stereo microphone setups, but have creative uses for people working in-the-box with soft synths as well.

The Centre Panel

The centre panel includes all the metering.  

There’s a modern goniometer implementation. The out-of-phase signals are below the 45-degree line.

There’s also a phase correlation meter. That’s the horizontal bar at the bottom. If the phase correlation meter is on the right you have a mono-compatible signal, if it goes all the way to the left you might find some of your mix disappears in mono. You can check it by pushing the MONO button in the output section.

There are also input and output level meters as the processing can sometimes affect the volume level and you’ll want to balance the output so you can do sensible A/B comparison.

At the bottom of the centre panel you have three controls:

  • Pan
  • Width 
  • Rotation

Pan and width you’ll already likely be familiar with from your DAW.

Rotation is interesting and essentially pans the centre signal, leaving the sides in place. If you use rotate on a drum loop with some reverb on it, you’ll hear this effect clearly with the drum kit moving left and right but the reverb staying put. It really is magical and very natural sounding, unlike a simple pan.

There’s also A ‘pre’ button. This moves the panning before the width control allowing for more dramatic pan sweeps with some out-of-phase enhancement from the width.  You can make the sound appear to pan outside of your speakers.

There’s also the bass bypass which applies a crossover to the input signal allowing you to apply stereo processing to only your higher frequencies and leaving your bass untouched.  Or you can use the brand new mono bass feature to sum your bass line into a single mono signal.

StereoSavage 2 Elements

The Elements version of StereoSavage 2 comes equipped with stereo width controls, panning, and rotation parameters, as well as access to phase correlation metering and advanced stereo metering to boot.

The Centre Panel

The centre panel includes all the metering.  

There’s a modern goniometer implementation. The out of phase signals are below the 45 degree line. 

There’s also a phase correlation meter. That’s the horizontal bar at the bottom.If the phase correlation meter is on the right you have a mono compatible signal, if it goes all the way to the left you might find some of your mix disappears in mono. You can check it (new in Verson 2) by pushing the MONO button in the output section.

There are also input and output level meters as the processing can sometimes affect the volume level and you’ll want to balance the output so you can do sensible A/B comparison.

At the bottom of the centre panel you have three controls:

  • Pan
  • Width 
  • Rotation

Pan and width you’ll already likely be familiar with from your DAW.

Rotation is interesting, and essentially pans the centre signal, leaving the sides in place. If you use rotate on a drum loop with some reverb on it, you’ll hear this effect clearly with the drum kit moving left and right but the reverb staying put. It really is magical and very natural sounding, unlike a simple pan.

StereoSavage 2 is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, AU and AAX).

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