Why I want to use the SPL M/S Master
by, 07-13-2010 at 09:30 AM (1615 Views)
Currently I have to go ITB to do any M/S processing when mastering a project. I would love to do M/S processing using my analog chain, and the SPL M/S Master would allow me easily do this. It makes the M/S workflow easy by patching in mid/and side inserts directly into the SPL Master allowing me to bypass a patchbay. This is done by the use of high quality relays in the M/S Master (so is powerfail safe if your other processors are relay hard bypass too). The SPL M/S Master would allow me to switch between A/B and M/S stereo processing of my analog processors.
The feature set of the M/S Master is really thorough and has features my ITB prossesing does not have. Besides the normal width and level and mid/side mutes and inserts, it has some cool features like a filter to shape and correct the Side with two eq point settings, and a float switch that mixes some L/R back in. Even the VU's can be swtiched to Peak which would come in handy for me to check and see how close my signal is getting to clip my converters.
I think it would improve my workflow and would be a useful tool in my Mastering process.