sideFIRE : Stereo Distortion & Enhancer
Freshly updated to verion 1.3, sideFIRE is a stereo distorter - that is to say it works by messing with the stereo part of the input signal. It can be used to widen and lengthen a stereo input, create false stereo from a mono input, code/decode mid/side format recordings or alternatively create monster stereo distortions.
sideFIRE works in the mid/side 'domain' (for want of a better word) and when it is fed a stereo or mono signal it first converts the audio into a mid/side representation. The side channel is then processed using compression eq and distortion before being recombined with the mid signal to become the output. Additionally a dual delay allows for the side channel to be moved in time relative to the mid channel, the net effect of which can be (for example) to alter a room's characteristics after the event (or mix bus).
V1.3 : smaller .dll = faster loading, improved metering with peak-hold.
the free version is sideFIRE(lite) v.1.0 - the full version (1.3) has more controls and the improved interface
current version :