Free A1StereoControl plugin lets you adjust stereo width

A1StereoControl is developed by Alex Hilton.
A1StereoControl is developed by Alex Hilton.

A1Audio's new free A1StereoControl plugin promises to let you expand or limit the stereo width of your tracks using a single knob. It can be used on single tracks, groups or an entire mix - the only stipulation is that the material has to be stereo.

The plugin also promises to keep bass frequencies centered to ensure that your music maintains its solidity and definition (you can set a level below which all frequencies are left in the middle of the stereo field using a knob). There are some 'advanced panning' features here, too.

Head over to the A1Audio website to find out more. A1StereoControl can be downloaded for free in 32/64-bit VST/AU formats for PC and Mac.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.