Customer Reviews

  • Wide Rock Guitars

    by Jweyerbacher
    I've used other stereo widening plugins, and they work well on most instruments. I couldn't get that wide and powerful sound with electric guitars. I'm a fan of bands like Rammstein and Korn. I like how they have huge sounding guitars during the chorus sections. This plugin was able to work some magic and give that huge, wide sound that I had been searching for. It is fairly simple to learn and by turning a few knobs you can have a big impact on the sound of your mixes. I'd recommend shredspread for anyone looking to have really wide guitar sounds without phase issues.
  • Bigger and fatter!

    by Toscano
    I know this is sold as something for guitar sounds, but I use this plugin everywhere!
    You can make drums sound larger than life with this beast! I've even used it with vocal backing chorus to spread them out, and with great results.
    Honestly, I've used this plugin so much in so many things, that I'm afraid someday I won't be able to mix without it!
    Word of caution: while it makes everything sound big and spacious, do keep checking the Mono button and see if you can live with your mix that way. Otherwise, you might be running into problems and find out about it too late in the project, or when you finally listen to your whole mix in mono.
    The Shred command, from what Iisten, is basically a low-mid EQ boost that helps compensate for any frequency cancellations due to an enlarged stereo field. But it does work wonderfully. And like I said, not only for guitars.
    Do try it!
  • Wide Mix

    by Mitsu
    It's a great tool for guitars!!
  • Shredspread

    by Niklas wag
    No GTR chain without it anymore.
  • Great for guitars

    by Aberin Studios
    Probably the best stereo tool for elec guitars and acoustic. Usable with synths, great with piano and organs too (hammond, mello)
  • Not just for guitars

    by Konrad C
    I bought this thing on sale and am pretty happy with it. It works as it's supposed to and makes your stuff nice and wide.
    A little tip. It's not just for Guitars. Experiment on different sources and I'm sure you will find it very cool and useful.
  • Useless...

    by Jacek Strzelczyk
    Maybe it's my fault and I can't find the right settings for my projects/guitars, but it creates an artificial and unpleasant sound. It sounds not so good. It's better to record guitars twice than using this plugin.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Sorry, but you're doing it wrong... this plugin is intended to mix DOUBLED guitars. Please record your guitars twice, then mix them through bx_shredspread and you will get wow-ed. I'd be happy to see you revisit this review once you tried the plugin in the proper way. BTW: if you want to create stereo signals from mono guitars, you may want to use bx_stereomaker!
  • Doest the job PERFECTLY

    by Vice Squad
    Actually, I was initially endorsed by Brainworx and had a free copy of SHREDspread. After having much use of the plugin when I saw the updated version I purchased it. This plugin is especially great for Rock and Metal guitars where double tracked guitars or even two different parts need to be pushed further out of the stereo field to pave way for vocals etc. The shred feature is an added bonus and I find best used sparingly if you have EQ'd your guitars already. Brainworx make some amazing plugins, I use their Ampeg amp sims on the UA platform, the detail and sheer usability makes them indispensable once you have tried them.
  • Shred Spread does the job

    by Nick J. Ash
    Shred Spread is a useful plugin to dial in the sound of the guitar or instruments. It pulls the stereo image wider to the sides and leaving space in the middle for other instruments or frequencies. It's a utility that simplifies the process of manually routing the signal and combining other processors. This all with the turn of a few knobs on the interface. Bravo. Mono Maker control is very useful, just set it up to taste.
  • Great plugin

    by Adambes
    This is a great tool to widen your guitars or synths in like 5 seconds, quick and easy to use.