Precision K-Stereo™ Ambience Recovery
Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
Still trying to learn how to use this
I just bought it as soon as it was out, but I am still learning how to use this.
It is a very transparent plug-in. You almost can't notice it's there, but the good thing is that when you mono it, it doesn't sound terrible like other stereo image plug-ins do.
I will rate it in the middle because maybe the problem is that I haven't figured out a good way to use this, but at least I will use it in my mono tracks to make them sound a little wider
I am able to get better results on my own using Haas and M/S
Send to a bus.
Insert Voxengo Sound Delay (free) on the bus, change to dual mono mode, set left to 10ms and right to 15ms (also try the other way around in your mix).
Insert Voxengo MSED (free) next on the bus and mute the Mid signal.
Adjust bus fader to taste.
To me this sounded better.
I just used this on a acoustic guitar track and on backing vocals. Both were sounding too narrow how they were recorded.
The K-Stereo plug-in added a stereo image to it with amazing clarity and transparency while leaving the signal itself completely untouched and uncolored.
Also the phase of the mix wasn't harmed, it kept it fully mono compatible.
I already like this plug-in a lot.
Excellent process for mastering!
This is a unique processor, mostly useful for mastering.
I haven't tried the UAD version, but I've had the Algo... version for 4 years and use it on 50% of my Mastering jobs. Considering the great job UA does with their emulations and the price of the competition's version (about 5 x), this is a bargain.
The K makes mixes bigger, wider and fuller without adding a new reverb. It can really put a final sheen on a good mix, bringing it up another level. It also can adjust the Mid and Side levels.
That said, if the reverb in the mix is bad, the K will only enhance the bad reverb. It extracts and enhances already present ambience. You need good ambience to start with; then you will have a big smile on your face!
Damn, what a good processor Plug.
I could write, it makes your signal wider, deeper, brighter etc.
But words can't described it.
It's THE new monster from UAD.