Customer Reviews

  • A great discovery

    ★★★★★
    by Fonderiefoniche
    At a first sight, what this plug-in does is very similar to other “stereoidizer” plugins that come for free with most DAWs. So why to pay for it, I wondered? But it’s when you listen back to mono a processed track, that the magic of this plugin comes out, and you can understand the engineering skills beyond its realization. While a track processed with your stock DAW plugin sounds carved and thin when listened in mono, with bx_stereomaker you can retain all the original sound features, with no degradation at all. You just get back to the original unprocessed sound, and this is actually the most relevant added value of this plugin.
    I’m used to record all acoustic guitars with a stereo pair miking, to get depth and width. I tried bx_stereomaker on a track I could only record in mono, and the magic happened. If you can’t set a time-consuming stereo microphone placement, just make a good mono recording, patch in the bx_stereomaker… and it’s done!
    Thank you Dirk! :-)
  • Must Have

    ★★★★★
    by Ein Stück
    This finds a place on just about every mix. Also amazing on voice overs. It just brings the right amount of space and depth without sounding unnatural. It literally sounds like you had 2 mics on it instead of one. Probably the best money I've spent on a plugin.
  • Great stereo effect with remarkable mono compability

    ★★★★★
    by Don Bastiano
    Out of all the effects for making stereo from mono tracks I have in my plugin folder, this one has the very best mono compability while being able to make the stereo field really wide.
  • Stereomaker

    ★★★★★
    by Chadateit
    Really useful and easy to use plugin that does exactly what it is supposed to do.
  • bx_stereomaker

    ★★★★★
    by Galaxy Bridge
    Make Mono Sounds Great Again!
  • bx_stereomaker

    ★★★★★
    by Mike Burns
    I'm writing this review to answer the question: Why should I spend $99 on this when I can get Wider for free? Wider pings the panning position of the signal with each note very obnoxiously. While I still visually notice just a bit of gradual sway between left and right peak levels when I push the widening knob far, it's not jarring at all to the ear. You get a little bit of analogue style coloration when you apply this plugin but in all cases so far, it only improves the tonality. If you have orchestral libraries, this plugin is a must because the vast majority of them have phasing and mono-compatibility issues. Narrow the stereo field as much as necessary with free Ozone Imager, then widen it back up with impunity with this plugin. Until VST library makers make proper mic positioning a priority, this will be your go-to plug in.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks a lot and enjoy your new tool!
  • bx_stereomaker

    ★★★★★
    by Rob Fischer
    There are many good mono to Stereo Plugins out there, but nothing feels like bx_stereomaker, because you can really make a mono source come to populate the stereofield in a unique & lively way, and stay in phase! Use it a ton!
  • Depth and dimension

    ★★★★★
    by Black Frost
    VERY interesting tool for almost any meldodic element like guitar, synth, even vocals, if you use it wisely and not overdo it. I am just a recording hobby musician, no pro, but, man, this thing is powerful and adds dimension and depth, a very special thickness, something I cannot think of how to achieve another way. Maybe a pro can, but on the other hand, witch this little army knife it is just a few clicks with tremendous effect. Recommended!
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks!
  • BX Stereomaker

    ★★★★★
    by Nico
    It is briljant. It changes a mono signal to a full, living stereo sound.
    You will absolutely purchase this plug-in after 30 seconds of demoing. Great results can be achieved with only a few mouse clicks.
    Old fashioned, boring mono samples are over now.
  • Interesting placement

    ★★★★★
    by DMGJ
    Excellent for synths and sample based instruments which are sometimes difficult to place in a mix. Very easy to use and very easy to hear the magic it does!