I am in Nashville managing Historic RCA Studio B. I have been picking the brains of Glen Meadows and Bob Olhsson whenever possible... In fact Bob Olhsson turned me on to the Algorithmix stuff and thus the plug-in version of K-Stereo...www.themasteringstudio.com
The process is exceedingly natural and seems more of a cure rather than a treatment or correction. I don't like to think that I may use any one processor on every master I release, but in my short association with the K-Stereo process, I don't know how many masters I wouldn't use it on...
I appreciate the MS processing as well. I got a "non-remix" request to bring up the lead vox on a track and was able to use the MS faders to do just that. I was able to high-pass low-end out of the side channel which made the master super lean without sacrificing punch and low-end in the center channel. The execution of the plug-in version seems exemplary. There seems no trace of veiling or smearing. It sounds as neutral as a fine hardware processor... In my world of in-the-box, plug-in based mixes, the K-Stereo Process offers a big, huge, SAFE, undo button that breathes life and excitement. I appreciate your research and development.
I tested the plug-in extensively in an attended session. We all know that things tend to break when a client is present. I was able to shift settings during play back, bypass and enable the plug in, and bring up numerous instances without any problems.Treelady Studios
I would also like to take this opportunity to say how convenient the visual GUI is vs. the hard ware unit. I don’t want this to sound negative against the hardware, but having all of the controls available at once – plus the visual of the width and depth fields — really make this plug-in a wonderful transfer from analog to plug in world.
Next step is some automation, but I really tried to make the K-Stereo crash for hours on end and had zero issues — plus clients were watching!
Since years K-Stereo was in the first place of my personal wish list for the most desired hardware units to be modeled as plug-ins. Now this wish came more than true.www.tischmeyer-mastering.de
Algorithmix's K-Stereo is even more convenient compared to the hardware because of the smart user interface. I love the opportunity to reduce undesired muddy lower midrange ambience without touching the dry signal with the K-Stereo EQ in the ambience signal path.
In the past I used a good reverb to improve the depth in the mastering process with the tendency to an undesired side effect (room in room effect or muddiness in the lower midrange). With K-Stereo I can improve the depth without any side effects. It´s a must have for any modern mastering studio...
The K-Stereo plug-in from Algorithmix is a very helpful tool to modify the depth and space of a sound track without adding artificial reverberation. Using it carefully, it can help to increase the dimension of the audio material that sounds too narrow and small. Especially on acoustic stuff or vocals it does a great job.www.online-mastering.com
The clean visual GUI is surely much better to tweak than the K-Stereo hardware unit. Using this plug-in is real fun; it’s a new, remarkable addition to our arsenal of mastering gear and software. It's definitely not a standard tool for each track - but when it's used right, it sounds right!