Can some explain how the C7 Stereo Enhancer tries to achieve it’s ‘enhancement’?
I was sending 3 channels, one hard left, one hard right, one centred to a stereo group channel and was fiddling with a few VST’s on the group channel and found the Stereo Enhancer definitely lessened the width. I’m guessing it tried to split/spread the centre channel which may have reduced the perception of width for the hard L/R channels, but it also seemed to bleed the hard R/L channels to the opposite side.
It almost felt like it was summing the stereo channel to mono, then trying to spread/delay/colour the signal. Especially since it allows you to turn the width to ‘0’. I thought that setting would essentially be a completely dry effect. Nope, it just monos everything (just like clicking the ‘mono’ button).
Then I figured I really didn’t understand how it worked in the first place.
Enlighten me please, oh wise ones!