Bertom - Phantom Center

Bertom Audio
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Phantom Center is a stereo imager plugin that works by extracting the phantom center from a stereo signal (this is not mid/side).

Making these plugins takes a lot of time and research. If you want to help, please consider paying for it. You can always come back here and "purchase again" after trying it for 0$, or when updating. Thanks :)

Latest version : 1.0.3

  • Contrary to your usual mid/side processor, the side components are much less correlated (with mid/side they would be negatively correlated). For example, hard panned signals don't leak into the center or into the other side.
  • The HPF and LPF parameters control the cutoff frequencies of the filters applied to the extracted phantom center. What's outside this frequency range is redirected to the side channels.
  • It's also possible to get separated LCR channels if you want to process them individually (see the user guide). Note that the extraction algorithm is more on the aggressive side and wasn't specifically designed for "upmixing". However, just splitting and recombining is lossless.

Note : If you're updating from 1.0.2 or older, and if your DAW relies on filenames to differentiate plugins, please read the user guide and the "filenames history" !

*AAX needs at least Pro Tools 10.3.5+

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  • Windows 7+ x64
    VST3, AAX
  • Windows 7+ x86 (32-bit)
  • MacOS 10.9+ x64
    VST3, AAX, AU
  • MacOS arm64
    VST3, AU
  • Linux (Debian 10+) x64
  • Linux (Debian 10+) i686
  • Windows 7+ x64VST3, AAX
  • Windows 7+ x86 (32-bit)VST3
  • MacOS 10.9+ x64VST3, AAX, AU
  • MacOS arm64VST3, AU
  • Linux (Debian 10+) x64VST3
  • Linux (Debian 10+) i686VST3


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