DrMS (v4) Show & Tell review
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Dave Pensado showing how to get WIDE stereo tracks, using DrMS (v3).

A great video by Bill Cammack, explaining mid-side, reading the phase scope and using DrMS!


Dave Pensado showing DrMS (v3) as tip on mixing synthesizers.

Dave Pensado showing DrMS (v3) about mixing pads.

MixCoach review of DrMS (v4).

DrMS spatial processor plug-in
Focus on your stereo field.

DrMS is a unique spatial processor, available as AAX/AU/VST/VST3 plug-in, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.

DrMS v5 spatial processor features:

  • Native AAX, AU, VST, VST3 - 32 & 64 bit plug-in for OSX & Windows - DrMS runs as stereo-to-stereo plug-in in your DAW of choice
  • The new underlying framework ensures compatibility with the latest OS and DAW versions, now and in the future.
  • Spatial audio processing - Zoom in, add Depth, change Width and more
  • Striking fresh new GUI with central phase scope and manual entering of parameter values
  • Mastering grade filters
  • Resonant HPF, LPF and Delay on each of the four processing sections
  • Feedback circuit for reverb creation and special effects
  • Full mono compatibility
  • Built in preset management system - exchange presets between hosts and platforms
  • Presets to help you get started - real world presets designed by Dylan '3D' Dresdow (Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Prince) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Shakira, Duffy, Alexander McQueen)
  • Autogain circuit for easy level matched A/B comparision
  • Using iLok2 (or higher) USB dongle for easy authorization

The DrMS plug-in gives you unrivaled high performance control over stereo material. It redefines the boundaries, literally, of stereo imaging and depth.

Dylan '3D' Dresdow, mix engineer
(Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Prince)

DrMS offers a completely new approach to the manipulation of stereo material. Its innovative concept has enabled me to reach some spaces I didn't think I could get to before.

Emre Ramazanoglu, engineer/producer
(Shakira, Duffy, Alexander McQueen)

about the most unique M/S processor out there, if not one of the most unique plug-ins we've seen in a long time

TapeOp Magazine -
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review by
Allan Farmelo, engineer &
Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer

I've always liked stretching the stereo and 3D image of music and I finally feel that I've found a tool to help me do this like no other. From tasks like creating space in the middle for other instruments to making stuff come at you from behind your head DrMS tackles it all superbly, it's literally a level beyond any other "stereoiser" plugin I've used (and I've used them all).

Rik Simpson, producer/engineer/mixer
(Coldplay, Nathalie Imbruglia, Jay-Z)

It's great to now and then discover something excitingly new in sonics and music. I’m always hunting for that. DrMS hits it for me.

Luke Slater

A bit of a wildcard, this one. This gets nowhere near enough love in the conversation about stereo processing. The functions for tweaking the stereo field in this are the deepest you'll find at this point, in my humble opinion. I have started using it all over tracks and it's certainly helping me go deeper into stereo work.

Om Unit -
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DJ/Producer - Cosmic Bridge records

Whenever I find something isn't quite fitting in a mix spatially, the only plugin that seems to work more often than not - DrMS. It's as if you can pick the sound up and move it around until it fits into place. It can make things seem 3D which I love but it's also got me out of trouble a few times.... i've had some stems arrive that had been processed and panned so wide that when the song was played in mono that particular stem vanished into nothing. DrMS can solve this by taking some of the stereo information, filtering it and adding it to the centre channel for example. Once you get into the delay/filter side of things it becomes a whole new box of tricks. It's something I try not to tell too many people about as it almost feels like a secret weapon. There's nothing else quite like it.

Michalis 'MsM' Michael - Mix Engineer/Producer (Skepta, Royksopp/Robyn, Ed Sheeran)

DrMS overview in Russian!

DrMS user 'Zo' giving an overview of DrMS (v4) and showing some tips and tricks.

PUMA brand video, audio by Emre Ramazanoglu, with extensive use of DrMS.




DrMS uses iLok License Management. You need a free iLok Account [ create » ] and the free iLok License Manager software [ download » ].
You do require an iLok2/3 USB hardware dongle [
buy dongle » ] to authorize DrMS. Host Computer authorization is currently not supported in DrMS.



The flexibility of the DrMS is vast, far beyond typical M/S applications. Widening is just a starting point. DrMS is a true lifesaver, which will help You achieve deep full mixes effortlessly as well as allow for many interesting experiments, that would be really hard to achieve in any other way.

DrMS being mentioned in mastering tutorial by ContinUum Music Studio.

DrMS being mentioned in tutorial by ContinUum Music Studio.