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Matrixing LR as MS?

As I've become more comfortable with mid-side stereo recording and matrixing it as LR in post, rather than at capture time, I'm wondering about the ability in various plug-ins to encode LR into MS. ...
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Mid/Side, is it magic? But how does it know its left from its right?

I'm trying to wrap my head around MS recording. If I'm working without an MS encoder, I'm recording onto two channels. One channel takes the centre cardioid, the other takes the figure of eight. So, ...
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Mixing Midside Mid and Side Brands

I've seen some people say that you shouldn't mix brands when dealing with midside, but I've also seen people say it doesn't matter. I just bought an MKH30 and am looking to pick up a hyper/super ...
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Is mid-side always better than XY?

I recently got myself a Zoom H2n which I'm using for general recording purposes. It has a build-in mid-side recording feature along with normal XY stereo recording. From what I can read, there are ...
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Recording MS without a decoder?

So I have access to a Neumann RSM 191. I was planning on taking it out and seeing what I could capture, but realized that I have no way to decode the MS while recording. See, I have just a MixPre and ...
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Double M/S on seperate 2 channel recorders?

I have the opportunity to use a Schoeps double M/S system, but I don't have a recorder with enough channels. I have two 2-channel recorders, and I'm hoping I will be able to get away with this setup ...
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Stereo Width in Oktava M/S recordings

I wanted to experiment with M/S as I had not tried it before so set up a cheap rig using a couple of Oktavas with the figure of 8 adapter. I've done a few recordings outside my window and mastered ...
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Mixing bg's and amb

Hello all, I'm very gratefully to have an awesome place that I can post questions and get valid feed back from experienced and talented people. Thanks in advance for your input! This is a two part ...
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Mid-Side using Two Cardioids

Ok, here's a weird one. Say you only had two mics and didn't have any money at the moment to buy any more. One is a hypercard, the other is a cardioid. You want to record in stereo, but your image ...
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Looking for a good but cheap hardware mid-side decoder.

I currently have a DIY M-S decoder, which is very noisy and the stereo image is wrong. The mid is much lower than it should and the sides are overbearing. Basically, it is impossible for me to monitor ...
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Issues with M/S recording - 90 degrees off axis positioned in center

Hello everybody, I am having an issue with Mid-Side recording that is really confusing me. I am using a Rode NTG3 as the mid, and a MKH30 as the side mic. I have been conducting tests using my voice ...
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M-S Matrix Recording

Hi All, I am looking at doing some M-S recording for some of the live shows I produce for audience reactions. This isn't dependant on a camera as most of the audio is generally used in podcasting and ...
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Neumann RSM-191 - Can I use a Sound Devices 302 as a substitute for the MTX Box?

I've found a good deal on a Neumann RSM-191 stereo shotgun. It's just the mic alone - no cables or the proprietary MTX preamp box. Since the 302 mixer can do M/S decoding, could I just use that in ...
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single point stereo m/s NOT shotgun

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a single point stereo MS mic, that isn't a shotgun, for some time. I had the Sony ECM MS957 many years ago and that's hardly professional. I've used the VP88 for ...
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What are those “IN 1/2 MS Matrix” and “L/R MS-RAW MONITOR” functions on a Zoom H5?

I am new to sound design, still learning. I have purchased this Zoom H5 that I use to record sound from my cardioid mic and it works fantastically great, specially compared to a crappy M-Audio ...
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Mid/side multiband compression

I am trying to master a track which is EDM(house) based and I am using izotope ozone 6. For instance, if there are (Low-end, Low-mid, High-mid, High-end) 4 bands, Which one would be the most ...
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cheaper M/S rigs?

yeah, we all love senn30/40 or shoeps rigs, or anything that's a bit expensive...so what would be cheaper and not so noisy M/S rigs, excluding oktava rig(fig-8 from oktava is not so good, and overal ...
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Why can't I isolate center-panned audio using inverse phase cancelling?

In Audacity, you can split a stereo song to mono and invert the phase to remove center-panned audio (usually vocals). Can someone explain why inverting the result and adding the original (in mono) ...
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No love for the AKG Blue Line microphones?

I just discovered that there were other options for figure-eight mics for M/S and have found very little opinions on the blue line stuff from AKG. For about $1300 you can have a cardiod condenser ...
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Mono using only one channel from my single point M/S mic

I own a single M/S microphone: Sennheiser MKH 418s. I don't want to have to use two channels from my recorder to record mono. If I only plug in the left channel of the mic, I'm actually getting the ...
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Inline M/S manipulation with Voxengo MSED

I have always heard, and agreed that it is best not to decode the M/S while recording to be able to do it properly in post. This extra step can be a bit time consuming just to be able to monitor for ...
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Completing a Schoeps M/S Rig: CMBI + CCM or CMC (and wind protection?)

I'm looking to run a Schoeps M/S rig into a Sound Devices 702. I know the preferred way is to go full CCM, but I already have one CMBI + MK2 and want to pick up an MK8 or CCM8 and run M/S. My ...
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Mid Side recording “Invert the Phase” - “Invert” is ghosted in Audition

In Adobe Audition I'm following a YouTube tutorial trying to understand how to record and then manually process a “Mid Side” boom mic test recording. So when I convert it to mono it gives me two ...
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Mid Side monitoring on PCM-D50

Hi, I've been recording M/S since a year or two and am very happy with my setup so far. My MKH's feed into a SQN4iia and i record on my PCM-D50. Unfortunately, the D50 doesn't have a MS matrix so i ...
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

I'm producing a big room house track with ableton and was looking for some mixing advice: basically the different sounds don't glue together completely, like the bass and the leads are quite separate ...
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Picking Sennheiser MKH 8040 or 8050 in MS setup?

Hello there! I am about to assemble a MS microphone set for field recordings; after some testing and researching I have decided to go the Sennheiser route with a MKH 30 for the side, and either a MKH ...
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M/S-stereo signal to mono (for monitoring)

I'm recording in M/S-stereo for radio documentaries and would like to monitor only the M-signal (where the talking usually takes place) in my headphones. Therefore I wonder if I can use a plug like ...