Lets get a discussion flowing on advanced mixing techniques. I think we could all benefit from reading what other engineers are doing and perhaps combine techniques…
I’l get the party started with a cool little technique I have been using to widen synths (and other elements), while retaining mono compatibility:
Instead of inserting Dimension D on insert, send to Dimension D in a parallel configuration
Insert a compressor after Dimension D, 100% (or less) stereo unlink and compress to taste.