Stereo widening can help to improve the quality of an audio signal to a great extent. It sets apart a professional mix from an amateur one. With the help of a stereo enhancer tool, mix engineers can improve rhythmic elements and increase the size of vocals.
But many mixing engineers often end up making mistakes that spoil their overall work. Here are some mistakes that every mix engineer must devoid while going for stereo widening.
Going for Too Much Widening
The common mistake that people make is they go for too much stretching with the help of a stereo enhancer. It doesn’t help to increase the mixed width and it creates an unnatural sound.
It is not a wise step to go for too much widening of every instrument as it is possible to produce the desired effect with the panning of some instruments.
Not Using an Appropriate Stereo Widener
It is possible to enhance the stereo width by using a free stereo enhancer VST plugin. But many mix engineers don’t manage to use an appropriate stereo expander plugin.
Thus, they fail to achieve what they want. The best way to avoid this situation is to make use of a suitable stereo plugin for the widening of stereo.
Not Considering Mono Capability
Many mix engineers don’t consider mono capability while going for stereo widening. It is crucial for them to check their sounds in mono and eliminate different phase issues in it before printing their mix. It is important to fix the total phase cancellation between two different tracks to produce the desired results.