Free Music Software: Polyverse Music has introduced Wider 2.0, a free stereo widening plugin, created in collaboration with psytrance producers Infected Mushroom.
Wider gives users the ability to expand the stereo image of any signal to an awe-inspiring amount of width. What makes Wider unique is that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been widened will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.
Wider 2.0 includes a low end bypass function, allowing users to exclude the low frequencies from the stereo widening effect, along with GUI scaling settings, mono and bypass buttons, improved stability and minor bug fixes.
Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect.
“Wider has always been one of our most popular plugins, and we’re excited to release this new version with even more control and flexibility for our users,” said Assaf Dar Sagol, CEO and founder of Polyverse Music. “The bypass low end function is a game-changer for anyone looking to enhance the stereo image of their sound without losing control of the low end.”
Wider 2.0 is available now as a free download.
13 thoughts on “Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom Release Free Wider 2.0 Plugin”
Wow I haven’t thought about infected mushroom in about 20 years.
Dont forget Polyverse Music is an Israeli based company
Yes but also USA, Poland and Canada
Gatekeeper is a very good plugin
Surprised to see Stacey from the now defunct Hexinverter eurorack company is their Chief developer
Love Gatekeeper. Two thumbs up.
Maccio is that you ?
So, are we supporting them or not according to you?
gadi – let us know why you think that this is relevant.
If true, I haven’t checked it out to confirm one way or the other, I think it’s relevant.
Some people choose not to buy products or services from certain countries or regimes for political reasons.
China, USA, Russia, Israel, North Korea etc.
Whether that is right or wrong depends purely on your own ideology.
So long as there’s no xenophobia or racism at play I don’t think it’s unfair to mention these things.
Lots of fantastic people and creators live in countries with nefarious or questionable regimes. I’m from the US. If I had this policy, I wouldn’t purchase anything from my own country. But it is necessary and important to distinguish between the Government and it’s population.
IMO you should support good creatives until you find out they’re immoral or corrupt or bigots or otherwise have good reason to not support them.
I don’t necessarily agree. Government is often a reflection of the people. While you may argue it is not valid in the case of North Korea – these people had precisely zero say in who rules them these days, the example of Israel is different – this country has a very well-functioning democracy (and a re-elected gov for a ton of times already). And we (the world) punish countries collectively all the time (e.g., through embargos) as this is the only way to affect individuals within or at least enough of them to force change in politics.
Polyverse Music is an US based company registered in LA
Waves 2.0 type of comments..
I attended two Infected Mushroom concerts and they were definitely surreal, immersive, and brought me great joy. From attending these concerts, I wondered how they made their plastic-like warping spatial effects. It was sincerely generous of them to co-make their Waves plugin and Polyverse plugins to help others achieve similar results. My albums benefited greatly from my humble attempt to emulate some of the techniques used by Infected Mushroom. The other Polyverse plugins are also unique and highly sophisticated–I recommend wholeheartedly!