Why A Width Knob?

This is a tool that everyone should have and everyone should use. The real reason I made this plugin was because I became addicted to the stereo width knob provide in Reaper, and it drove me insane every time I had to use another DAW that didn’t have it. Also, Kevin Dyer once suggested a similar idea.

Rather than go on some campaign about how every DAW should have this by default, I figured it was easier to just make a plugin version of this effect and give it to everyone for free.

This plugin is so easy and intuitive to use, yet so powerful that it is really a must have for any workflow.


This is Not a Stereo Widener

In fact, it’s the opposite. This plugin does not add anything that will increase the stereo width of your track. It will only reduce the stereo width. it ranges from -100% to +100%, letting you not only narrow your mixes, but to flip the L/R channels easily and smoothly.

Reviews (17)

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17 reviews for Width Knob

  1. jagh

    Frankly!!! Is this a joke? It´s not even 1. april!

  2. jstrauss

    I have to agree with the previous reviewer. I can’t hear it do anything. Free is nice though! 😉

  3. noexceptions999

    Nice! Similar to the utility plug in Ableton but this could be useful.

  4. tommymarcinek

    This thing is totally cool!!! It does exactly what it says. I played with a full stereo track, moving it from right to left, both slowly and fast, to achieve amazing movement effects. I can see how I would want to use this on say, a stereo synth track or even a percussion track! It can gradually narrow the width and then SEAMLESSLY it reverse the left-right fields…..amazing how smooth it does it too!!!! ……like silk!!!!! Thanks for making this plugin! Tom M.

  5. Jips

    Not possible to install on Win XP, sad…

  6. john4

    Super useful, and free. Sure, I can achieve the same result in Pro Tools with the pan controls, but this is easier. What more could you want?

    To the guy complaining about it not working on Win XP…come on. It’s a 15-year-old operating system. Seriously. It was released in 2001. How can you expect people to still support that? Even Microsoft gave up on it in 2014:

  7. eric7

    It doesn’t do anything at all as far as i can tell, and I am a QA guy for a DAW company 🙂

    • bozmillar

      Did you put it on a stereo track? It’s not going to do anything on a mono track.

  8. ToddMushaw

    Sorry!!!!! This totally works! Delete my previous review. I had a delay aux on. I’m fired.

  9. Daniel

    Great Plug-in. Thank you. It’s very useful. 5-STARS.

  10. utookmypancake

    Just went back and read the description again and say that it’s NOT a stereo widener. Disregard my last review

  11. howseth

    Like it. It’s free. Tried this yesterday: Used knob to quick flip of sides L/R – R/L on automation track for my mix buss, so my electric guitar tracks changed sides, while my centered bass and vocal stayed put. Enjoyed the effect.

  12. rdrury6

    Great useful plugin, works exactly as described. Thanks 🙂

  13. rdrury6

    Very useful plugin, works exactly as described. Thanks 🙂

  14. SLGB

    Perfect – I use it on stereo tracks using Logic Pro X, not sure as to why some people are saying this plugin does nothing.

  15. takka360

    Fantastic little plug,use it all the time

  16. computeryid

    Great plugin! Thank you – **Important note – Don’t try to use this on MONO tracks. Width only works on STEREO tracks, buses, etc. Mono is essentially a summed stereo track, so if you think the plugin isn’t working, that’s the reason. Useful with some mastering projects and simple widening of stereo tracks. Be careful not to over use!

  17. ethermusic1981

    Wow, there are so many people posting here that are completely trashing this plug without having a clue what it does. You all may think you’re making the plugin developer look dumb, but it’s actually you critics who look like fools.

    This plugin does just what it says on the tin and I love it.
    It’s addicting turning the knob and narrowing a thick chorus line and bringing it back in again – all while watching the colors on the widener change! Fun times!

    I can see myself overusing the hell out of this thing! Thanks, Boz!


How to Use it

Pro-Tools-Expert put together a great video showing how simple this thing is to use.