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Overview

fiedler audio has a reputation for setting new standards. Two years after developing the revolutionary reverberation algorithm at the heart of Brainworx’s bx_rooms, they have once again redefined the world of acoustical enhancement with stage – a plugin that uses trailblazing stereo-spatial processing methods to take good mixes and masters, and make them great.

And The Stage Is Set!

Simply put, stage is here to give your mixes that final shine and depth you’ve heard on countless records, drawing out an inherent character you might not have even known your sounds possessed. By leveraging subtle delays, internal phase augmentation and modulation techniques, you can now effortlessly emphasize the natural depth and space of any natural recording or synthesized element. The result is an increase in overall definition and perceived size – all elusive qualities that in the end contribute to a type of sonic weight that will quickly become indispensable to your audio toolkit.

And just how is this possible? Under stage’s hood are mighty psychoacoustic algorithms that power the innovative panning and stereo alteration controls, giving engineers, sound designers, and electronic musicians the ability to sculpt their stereo image with minimal effort and maximum precision. Arrange your tracks from left to right, front to back or even diagonally if you like; enhance the ambience of your masters or go for wildly modulated effects. stage can do it all!

A New Level of Versatility in The Realm of Spatial Manipulation

Inside stage are four innovative modules that give you access to stereo widening techniques such as the Haas effect, phase inversion, M/S signal processing, and a number of proprietary algorithms that ensure that your signal’s natural ambience and stereophonic composition is brought to its maximum potential while retaining phase coherence and ensuring that the processed signal doesn’t collapse when in mono.

Starting with the Input section, the Tilt control provides a quick way to fix unbalanced stereo recordings while the M/S knob can easily adjust the ratio of mid to side content. From there, stage’s four key parameters – Pan, Width, Size and Feedback – provide an intuitive means of creating the kind of massive stereo images common in modern studio recordings. By changing these parameters, you can effectively utilize the three-dimensional characteristics of your sounds and either push them back or bring them forward in the mix. This can not only help you unmask the various regions of the frequency spectrum but also provide each individual element its own space in the mix.

Positioning individual tracks with precision and constructing flawless mixes without losing dynamic range has never been easier. Even stage’s default preset will instantly add substance and tactility to your music; try it! In addition to its panoramic enhancement duties are a wide range of creative effects like stereo flanging and rotary speaker effects, all of which are perfect for instruments or vocals. Use a high Size setting and crank up the Feedback parameter on guitars to get a vintage spring reverb vibe, or max out the LFO and send your sounds into outer space!

Visually Stunning Interface

stage also features an interface that is easy on the eyes and provides real-time visual feedback for your parameter adjustments. As you tweak the settings, two animated fields within the plugin window visualize the changes that are being made – don’t just hear the difference; see it too! For those who demand a more tactile approach to mixing, the GUI has also been optimized for use with touch screens––no more fiddling around with tiny knobs and error-prone buttons that require the use of a mouse!

So why not consolidate your stereo tools into one and give your music the stage it deserves? Activate the 14-day fully functional demo with your Plugin Alliance account today to hear for yourself!

Features

  • Versatile acoustical enhancement for a large variety of sources – from single tracks to full mixes
  • Remarkable stereophonic augmentation that expands the potential of internal M/S processing while increasing perceived depth, size and texture
  • Input section, with stereo corrective tools like M/S blend and L/R tilt, easily and quickly changes the balance between mid, side, left and right information of the source material
  • Pan section with two sophisticated algorithms that allow for accurate panoramic adjustment of mono and stereo sources
  • Ambience section that facilitates subtle or extreme stereo width enhancement, tone coloration, and creative frequency modulation effects
  • Perceptually optimized and source-dependent Colour module that features four intelligent filters for fine tuning the processed sound
  • LFO module features two LFOs that can create anything from subtle motion to wild modulation effects
  • GUI contains a virtual soundstage to intuitively visualize and adjust all spatial parameters
  • An innovative routing system that allows for the wet and dry signals to be monitored either in tandem or separately

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • DJ Swivel
    DJ Swivel

    This is spacial imaging on steroids. Use it subtly on an overall mix or more aggressively to bring the life out of an otherwise boring sound. And bonus: fiedler audio stage comes equipped with… Read More

  • Michael Zimmerling
    Michael Zimmerling

    fiedler audio’s stage adds spatial processing to masters and lets you enrich individual sounds while mixing, and I’m absolutely loving it!!! Create warm sounding spaces or get some sick… Read More

  • Richard Chycki
    Richard Chycki

    With a unique tool like the fiedler stage, reshaping any source's stereo field - from a single mono track to a stereo stem to a full mix - is possible.

  • Charles Stella
    Charles Stella

    What a cool new plugin! I love bx_rooMS, so I was eager to see what Plugin Alliance and Fiedler came up with next. fiedler audio stage has many uses from subtle mastering spatial expansion to… Read More

  • Stonebridge
    Stonebridge

    I absolutely love this fire -- not only for brilliant additional touches to mastering (sounding like $$$ if done right), but also for creating magic atmospheric stuff in production layers. So… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Stage plugin
    by Fader000
    I'm usually a S1 user but after watching a youtube video of the fiedler audio plugin I didn't even demo it. I purchased it. I love the added control over the audio field. The modulation is priceless.… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Fiedler Audio Stage
    by SE-Noises
    So far, I've tried it only a little, but it's really great.
    It really helps me creating a nice stereo spread without sounding artificial.
    Its GUI is absolutely user-friendly.
    All… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    can be very useful
    by alankara
    Very nice when using smooth. Going extreme is not very useful for me... It's different from other spatial effect.
  • ★★★★★
    Fiedler Audio Stage Review
    by A.M. Music
    This is a complex plug in that can really alter your stereo track/mix. I recently used it on a mastering session where I wanted more of a stereo spread. The track was also a little dry and lacked… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    I use it everywhere
    by Robby
    As an old school Musician who likes to keep the mix simple, acoustic guitars, 12 string Ricks & Tele's for country-folk imaging I like things that enhance the background or backdrop , create a Wall… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

 

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 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

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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

Must be running OpenGL 3.0 or later

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

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.