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

  • ★★★★★
    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.… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Great plugin
    by Adambes
    This is a great tool to widen your guitars or synths in like 5 seconds, quick and easy to use.
  • ★★★★★
    bx shredspread
    by Ray Vanda
    Great plug in. Brings my instruments up front without over compressing or adding eq. I find myself using it on most of my mixes
  • ★★★★★
    by RockZ
    perfect for making your track sound wide and clear, awesome plugin, I love it,
  • ★★★★★
    by Cesar
    Awesome Plug in To Make Key's or Guitar Stereo and give it body I recommend you try the demo, I'm Glad to have this one in my tool box


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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


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