Free iZotope Ozone Imager Stereo Widener plugin

If it’s a wider stereo image what you are looking for, I suggest you try the Ozone Imager Stereo Widener, recently released by iZotope. It is a free tool available for download on  the iZotope site. An Ozone tool is an industry standard, so let’s have a quick look at its features.

Since we are always checking the mono compatibility of our mixes, it is crucial to do so when using a stereo imager – especially on extreme settings 🙂 On the other hand, this tools can really add a wider and deeper sound to narrow mixes.

Ozone Imager Stereo Widener (iZotope website)
Ozone Imager Stereo Widener (iZotope website)

On the plugin interface we have 2 sliders on the right: Width and Stereoizer. The “Width” control widens (or narrows) the stereo image – going from -100 (mono) to +100 (double tthe original stereo image). The “Stereoizer” control adds color – introducing some degree of phase shift to the original signals.

The 3 monitoring modes (Polar Sample, Polar Level and Lissajous) allow different visual monitoring solutions.

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The Ozone Imager Stereo Widener is available for the following operating systems:

  • (Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Pro Tools 10 only), OS X 10.9 – macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • Windows: 7, 8 & 10

…and in the following Plug-in formats:

  • VST2, VST3, AudioUnit (Mac Only), AAX (Real-time & AudioSuite; 64-bit only), RTAS (Real-time & Audiosuite (DPM); 32-bit only)

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