The Haas effector plugin
A plugin to widen the stereo image
The precedence effect (or Haas effect)
The precedence effect is a binaural psychoacoustical effect occuring when a sound if followed by by an identical copy, separated by a short time interval (5 - 35 msec). The listener perceives it a s a single auditory event (and not as an "echo") with an overly wide stereo image.
This plugin allows easy creation of a ghost copy, without having to configure an additional track. It supports for mono as well as stereo tracks. The delay can be finely adjusted as well as the delay gain, in order to have an balanced image.
5 - 35 msec
The Preal delay plugin
A plugin to simulate a realistic pre-reverb delay
The pre-reverb delay (or pre-delay)
Pre-delay is an important parameter found in reverb processors referring to the time between dry signal and the first early reflection. This depends on the position of both the instrument and the listener. By assigning different pre-delays on each instrument (correlating with their position on the stage), clarity is brought to the mix and masking is reduced.
With this innovative plugin, a room with physical dimensions can be created where listener and instruments are placed. The theoretical delay between dry sound and early reflections (against left/right walls) is calculated, as well as the decay in volume. A short distance between listener and instrument leads to a longer pre-delay (the reflection against the wall being much longer than the direct sound) and a a stronger volume decay. Additionally, if the instrument is off-center, there is also a different between the left and right sides.
This plugin is inserted before the reverb processor and a version with side-chain is available, allowing simultaneous processing of two instruments.
0'00"-0'10" : Bypass
0'10"-0'20" : With plugin
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