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Go Wider Than Panning Allows – Waves S1 Stereo Imager Tutorial

Jun 23, 2021 | 75,400 Views

Hitting the limits of width with DAW panning can be frustrating. But with S1 it doesn't need to be! Using either S1 Stereo Enhancer or S1 Shuffler as a companion to your faders, you’ll have the power and freedom to further extend width and rotation where your DAW simply cannot.

With S1 Stereo Enhancer, learn how to take any stereo element in a mix that lacks impact and instantly transform it into something that feels way more three-dimensional.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:20 S1 widening examples
  • 2:04 What is S1?
  • 3:04 How to widen and narrow a stereo image with S1
  • 3:53 How to rebalance off-center loops with S1
  • 4:37 How to get more impact from FX with extra width
  • 5:07 How to give space to lead vocals by spreading backing vocals
  • 5:37 How to broaden the feel of mixes with bass shuffling
  • 6:32 How to extend the width of full mixes