Dimension Expander and FX module plug ins

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  1. yobi

    yobi Member

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    Does anybody know of a Dimension Expander plugin similar to the one in the FX part of Massive?

    Also I am trying to find another thing like Glitch, I want to mangle my audio files. Any help will be much appreciated? :thumbsup:
     
  2. DJWhizzkidd

    DJWhizzkidd Member

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    The dimension expander sounds like a reverb effect with stereo widening. You could achieve the same effect with any reverb plugin combined with any stereo imaging plugin, with the correct routing. A super wide stereo reverb effect is what you want to create.

    There could be more clever stuff going on in massive, it's hard to know for sure.
     
  3. Nydus

    Nydus All in the sig.

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    The Ensemble plug within Logic is pretty cool.
     
  4. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    The Dimension Expander is not a reverb. It's Mike Daliot's software replica of the Roland Dimension D; a fairly unique sounding chorus/spatial expander from the late '80s. It's essentially a four voice chorus with extended delay times and with two of the voices being out of phase with the other two.
     
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    H*product Heavyweight product

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  6. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    BIG up man!! I've actually wondered about the structural makeup of the Dimensional Expander.
     
  7. parsons19

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    Hey man,

    Strangely enough T:M and I were chatting plugs the other day and we talking about Dimension Expanders. He sent me this as a recommendation!

    http://xferrecords.com/freeware/DimExpVSTPC.zip

    I haven't tried it myself yet, haven't had the chance. Sure it does the trick fine though!

    Hope that helped
     
  8. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hahaa no I just wondered this myself when I first got Massive, since I wanted to apply this effect to sounds outside of Massive. After a little research I found out about the Roland Dimension D and started looking for software emulations of that effect.
     
  9. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    as Parsons19 said it's worth checking out Xfer Records Dimension Expander. It's free and sounds fairly good and is available as VST/AU. I don't suggest using it on mono material however as it has a bug that results in nasty feed back if you do (in my uses at least).

    As far as mangling plugin's I would reccommend you do a search for Bram's SupaTrigga and Destroy FX Buffer Override, they are free and I find them good for mangling things.

    As far as pay products though I would recommend looking into the Sugar Bytes plugins: Effectrix, Artillery and Turnado
     
  10. DJWhizzkidd

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    Oh man, I should have copy pasted a quote from elsewhere like you did !

    http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4843388
     
  11. Yobe

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    Thank you so much. I am now schooled also... Nice one Parsons19... Defiantly does the trick.
     
  12. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    This is a truly awesome sounding piece of kit - http://www.mathewlane.com/

    the DrMS spacial processor. Really, really adds depth to your sounds. Have fun!
     
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    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Didn't I just explain that the dimension expander is not a reverb? It's a replica of the Dimension D by Roland which was some sort of a chorus.
     
  17. RedRavenRuler

    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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    You did but that doesn't mean that the reverb unit way can't be explained. Even though its not dead on its very similar sound and can be done with a plugin he already has. =)
     
  18. DJWhizzkidd

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    He's not asking what it is, he's asking how to recreate the effect, which can be done a number of different ways.
     
  19. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    True, but still the difference between both techniques is pretty big.. I mean using the reverb should bring you somewhat close but it still sounds very different than the technique using a 4 voice chorus. Also the reverb technique muddies up your sound a lot faster than the chorus so you should be really careful not to lose the punch of your sounds.
     
  20. RedRavenRuler

    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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    A very good point but if you say put the reverb on a send channel and eq it separate from your bass it's very simple to remedy that lil issue. I messed about trying to do it with chorus and managed to get close but it took much more time and the results weren't as clear IMO... then again maybe I just need to practice with the chorus a bit more.