Hello there, I'm Marco and in today's blog post I will be discussing a unique plugin, the RoomWidener by JD Factory. As an essential tool for sound engineers and music producers, RoomWidener allows you to add depth and dimension to your tracks and buses in a subtle yet impactful way.
From the first glance at the JD Factory website, you'll see that the RoomWidener is all about adding a sense of space to your dry recordings, re-establishing a natural room feel for narrow recordings, and breathing life into hard-panned sounds.
The interface of the plugin is straightforward, featuring four controls - size, amount, dampen, and wet only. The size varies from small to medium to large, offering control over the perceived space of the sound. The 'amount' control adjusts the level of the effect, while 'dampen' modifies the tone, and 'wet only' switches between blended and effect-only output.
Upon testing, it became clear that the 'size' function modifies the delay time, creating a slapback delay-like effect. When using the 'wet only' option, the sound becomes narrower for small size, medium width for medium size, and wider for large size, in terms of stereo image. This feature helps in creating a more immersive and detailed soundstage.
Next, I tested the RoomWidener on an instrument. It made the sound fuller and more lively without being overly invasive. However, it's essential to adjust the amount carefully as overdoing it can lead to an all too obvious slapback sound.
This plugin is simple yet impactful. It ingeniously combines aspects of delay, stereo widening, and dampening to create a unique effect. The RoomWidener is described as an easy-to-use plugin that uses multiple filter delays to create transparent reflections. It adds a 3D depth to your sound and widens it, ranging from adding a bit of transparent ambiance to your recordings to full-on chorusing from wider push back.
What I particularly enjoy about the RoomWidener is its versatility. It is an excellent tool for both sound design and production purposes, though I personally prefer using it subtly during the mixing stage to add that bit more life to the mix.
The RoomWidener by JD Factory is undoubtedly a worthwhile addition to your plugin arsenal. The good news is, they offer a demo on their website, so you can try it out for yourself. I genuinely believe you'll find it a valuable tool in your quest to create full, lively sounds.
That's all for this blog post. I hope you found it insightful and that it sparks your curiosity about the RoomWidener. Until next time, happy mixing!