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Sweet little free crossfeed plug-in for Audirvana

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I just recently got a Mac computer and so am trying out Audirvana. I found the instrument separation to be so intense that I felt the kind of fatigue you can get with too much stereo separation on headphones. After a bit of searching, I found a super simple crossfeed audio unit component that you simply put in the library/audio/plugins/component folder. It has just a few settings after you activate it in the Audirvana preferences for feed level and for low pass frequency. It is based on the Boris Mikhaylov's Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural DSP library.

 

With the crossfeed turned all of the way up, it makes the soundstage much more natural and cohesive. It truly is a relief as it takes the edge off of the hyper-real separation of the Audirvana software by itself.

 

Here is the link for the free download: http://larsggu.me/crossfeedcomponent/

 

Just download the Crossfeed.component.zip and then unzip the file before putting it in the component folder. Then select it under Audio Units in Audirvana's preferences and configure it as you wish.

 

Best of all, it is free!


Edited by Nirmalanow - 7/13/14 at 8:51am
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I meant to also say that the effect is effective but subtle. That seems to make it just right without introducing any other sonic artifacts or distractions. And it is subtle even with the "feed level" setting turned all of the way up to maximum of 15 db, which is how I am using it. I set the low pass frequency at about 600 hz, but I have not really played with that setting as much.

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