Would you spend €790 on a plug-in that “doesn’t have a sound of its own”? That’s the question Algorithmix is asking with launch of its K-Stereo Ambience Processor.
Before you start thinking that this new tool doesn’t actually do anything, we should point out that it works as an ‘ambience recovery processor’. Using a patented psychoacoustical process it extracts the ambience from recordings and then spreads this around the soundstage, making it deeper and wider.
K-Stereo is also designed to enhance the depth and imaging of instruments and vocals without adding any artificial reverberation.
The first in Algorithmix’s new Chromium Series of reference mastering plug-ins, K-Stereo is available now as a Windows VST effect (support for the VST 3.0 standard is in place). That price tag will certainly put a lot of people off – this is very much a pro audio product - but there is a demo version on the Algorithmix website, so you can try that and decide if it’s one you’re willing to pay.