PluginBoutique's StereoSavage could be a beast of a widening plugin

Producers are often seeking ways to make their music sound wider, but this can involve calling on multiple plugins and learning a range of new techniques. Now, PluginBoutique is set to simplify the process by putting a range of stereo tools into one box: StereoSavage.

This promises to combine "tried and tested studio techniques with emulations of modern and classic tools," and offers multiple enhancement utilities in a single plugin. You can generate stereo from mono with the Vox, Delay and Expand programs, place sounds in the stereo field with the Width, Pan and Rotation adjustment tools, and create movement and chorus-type effects with the LFO.

Find out more in the video above. StereoSavage will be released on 21 March priced at £59/$79, and will be available for PC and Mac in 32/64-bit VST/AU/AAX formats from the PluginBoutique website.

PluginBoutique StereoSavage features

  • 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 or excitement with modulation.
  • Retain great mono compatibility [or get subtle effects on your top end?] with the bass bypass feature.
  • Reduce the number of vocal takes required for rich, tight, backing vocals.
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.