In the prior tips, I mentioned using Dual mode to preserve the stereo image of the drum group. In fact, what I ended up doing was exaggerating the stereo image using a Simple Delay after Cabinet:
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If you’re not familiar with this technique, try it out. It’s incredibly simple and effective. By separating the left and right channels by 15ms or so (as seen above), it sounds as if you’ve knocked the middle out of the signal and and it’s only coming from the sides.
You’ll have to set the delays to Time mode and keep the delay times nice and low. The goal here is not to create an audible delay, but to create a sense of separation. Keep the Feedback at zero to avoid buzzing (unless you’re into that sort of thing), and the Dry/Wet at 100% for the maximum width.