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

  • ★★★☆☆
    Brainworx bx_shredspread
    by azlan
    Great plugin with great interface, rivals some of the more specialized spatial plugins like mathewlane. However, I am quite disappointed with the vst3 implementation. presets do not appear in the… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Wide Stereo Guitars !!!
    by GuitarHead
    Amazing plugin for making the stereo guitars wide and when a guitar on one side drops out it automatically put the other guitarist where you want it and saves you having to automate it.
  • ★★★★★
    Great stereo!
    by pepepe
    I always use it for my rock guitar mixes and the stereo it does is really a something, guitar sound it comes really full with a lot of depth. Great stuff!
  • ★★★★★
    Awesome Plugin
    by Mr. Chiboiborn
    I love the way you can adjust the spread of any instrument or track you put this plugin on. Amazing!


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
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


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