Although mainly created for guitars, bx_shredspread can also be used on keyboard groups, organs, choirs, background vocals and other stereo or doubled tracks.

bx_shredspread can control panning, stereo width, and the “tone” of your stereo guitar tracks and groups. It automatically avoids phase problems that commonly occur when using M/S technology thanks to Brainworx’s legendary algorithms for stereo width, EQ and pan.


  • Intelligent stereo width, panorama, and tone control
  • Individual controls for “tone” (shred), stereo width (spread), mono bass
  • (Mono Maker Tool) and Mono pan vs. Stereo pan
  • Phase correlation meter to control phases visually
  • L/R stereo level LEDs
  • SHRED/Tone control: an automated algorithm to balance out EQ settings and levels of stereo signals
  • SPREAD/Stereo Width Control: from mono (0%) to “wider than your speakers!” (400%)
  • Mono-Maker Tool: make bass frequencies mono only for a huge bottom end in your mixes!
  • 4 automatable settings (A/B/C/D) with copy and paste plus 32 steps of Undo/Redo
  • Super-friendly UI – just slide the speakers for stereo width control

Industry Reviews

  • Robert L. Smith
    Robert L. Smith

    I just wanted you to know I have bought most of your plug-ins in the last few months. Your gear is truly amazing! Can't mix and master without them. Thanks so much for making these excellent… Read More

  • Jody Wisternoff
    Jody Wisternoff

    Super useful tool for adding that extra dimension of width.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    by SongsByGROVER
    Magic! I dont even understand what this is doing (and i've tried to figure out)... it's some kind of wizardry to get things sounding more stereo in a really cool unique way, possibly… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    by JimHam70
    This is a quick way to add width to your tracks. It works on Synth and Piano quite well too.
  • ★★★★★
    by bpavelmac
    good plugin !
  • ★★★★★
    Unique and useful
    by Alisa Miller
    I like subtle saturation and mid-side widening. This plugin does all that and then some. Highly recommend it for double-tracked guitars.
  • ★★★★☆
    by AudioHunter
    A must have ! Widens your mixes and enhances any stereo mix!


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, Venue 32-bit, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM