Arx One
4.8 / 5     (9 votes)
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Arx One is a stereo imager.

Mono compatibility is not important only for situations when you music is played on mono system but it is also important for stereo speakers. Perfect stereo field for loudspeakers doesn't exists. There is a zone that lies at a certain distance and angle to the speakers that are kind of ideal but speakers are not headphones where the sound goes directly to your ears. With speakers there is always some audio summing and you're basically hearing it in collapsed mono. Add you head movement and rotation to it and effect is even bigger. We also should not forget systems with subwoofer where signal for it is always in mono.

Any element in your mix that have left and right channels significantly out of phase will be played on significant lover volume level or in worst scenario when the channels are completely out of phase, that element may completely vanish when summed in mono. Out of phase audio also introduce phasing/combing effect that doesn't sound very nice.

Arx One is tool to help you with correcting those issues. It split signal to four frequency bands that can be adjusted individually. You can adjust panning for each split and choose source channel to use for output. Thanks to this individual band panning Arx can also create stereo from mono source.

It split signal to four frequency bands that can be adjusted individually. You can adjust panning for each split and choose source channel to use for output. There are a lot of problems regarding phase correlation in mixing especially when layering different sounds that can cause problems so as result they may cancel each other.

But what if you even do not start any layering or mixing different instrument and you just placed and played one instrument and yet there are already phasing issues especially with ensembles. Many developers do not fix they samples or they want to trick your wallet by that huge & wide sound. No matter what is the reason behind you want to fix it somehow.

Arx is mean to tame the sound and normalize stereo width. If you are making music just for headphones (binaural) listening then forget about Arx. If you want to have mono compatible mix then Arx could be the tool for you.
  • 4 adjustable frequency bands.
  • Left, Right or Stereo for input for each band.
  • Solo preview for each band.
  • Rotate audio.
  • Dual master pan, left and right channel can be panned individually.
  • Dual master do not pan low frequencies, so no matter what your bass will be always mono.
  • Bypass processing for comparing with original sound (push X on ARX logo).
  • Phase trace to preview phase correlation in time.
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BADASS CAT Mar 06 2023
(3 / 5)
Mar 06 2023
Don't understand why this plugin gain up volume lvl by default and at the same time, there is no volume control.
Martin Oct 06 2021
Oct 06 2021
Great plugin! Is there any form of manual out there?
Marcelo G Sep 17 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 17 2021
It really is fabulous! I'm lovin 'it!
Diogo G Nov 09 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 09 2020
This outclass tools like SSL X-Phase or Waves InPhase with so much class it is almost ridicolous
jb Nov 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 07 2020
This is really awesome. Especially, I use this in the piano plugin! Very nice!
MrMeeseeks Sep 29 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 29 2020
Absolutely ingenious and it works effortlessly.
Mickey Sep 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 28 2020
Yeah, it can't be stressed enough. If you use, for example, a chorused stereo Juno style bass, it'll lose most of it's impact when played on mono equipment, unless you've treated it for phasing and panning issues. This plugin will allow you pan the bass component centrally, while panning the higher frequencies to the side. When you then test your mix in mono, it should keep its place in the mix. Nice plugin, thank you!
spinear Sep 27 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 27 2020
You'll need this sooner or later. If not, I'm sorry, you're missing something. Thanks to VSTZONE. I don't need to do crazy sh8t anymore for phase correction.
K.S.S Sep 22 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 22 2020
Hoooo yeah ! vstzone is back, or is it just me who thought they were no more
Alex Sep 21 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 21 2020
Genius VST!