Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mastering Adam Ayan Q&A Widener Reply To: Widener

Adam Ayan

    Hi eX Cess,

    Thank you much for the thoughtful question!

    I do often use a stereo widener when mastering, but always very small and subtle amounts. As you mentioned, you can quickly do harm to your center image. Overall phase issues can crop up as well.

    I'm not opposed to a mixer using a widener on their mix buss and throughout a mix. If it works - go for it!