A question about Steinberg's wavelab 5

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by eggy524, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. eggy524

    eggy524 Guest

    I made a recording of a vocalist and guitar but after the recording played it back and found that there was too much guitar and not enough vocals in the mix. Is there any way of splitting up the sound with wavelab 5 or anyother program so as it can be remixed, bearing in mind I only have one WAVE file.


  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    You're kinda stuck there...

    What did you track in?
  3. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    You can probably help yourself with a bit of mid-side processing, but it is going to be tough to get much out of it...

  4. eggy524

    eggy524 Guest

    well how could I o about mid-processing, I'm pretty new to wavelab and sound editing!!
  5. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Probably the easiest way to start is to put your sound through a M-S encoding plugin (If I remember correctly, WL comes with one- waves also has one). That will break your signal out in to seperate midlle and side audio. Raise the middle without touching the sides... Then encode with the plugin again and you are back to the L-R signal.

    Sorry I can't give better answers on how to do this- I usually use Sequoia and haven't used WL since version 3.

  6. eggy524

    eggy524 Guest

    Would you be able to tell me how to do it with Sequoia because my friend uses it and I could edit the song with it insted if you could tell me how
  7. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    In Sequoia (or Samplitude) it is easy... Copy the audio on to a second track (control-shift click and drag), then go into the pan dialog (right click on the pan knob in the mixer). There are presets for make middle from stereo and make sides from stereo. Basically, you are using the width knob and making one mono and the other expanded all the way and then lowering the level by 6.02 dB. Then you can raise or lower the level of objects, add comps, eq's or whatever on a middle versus a side. The output of your stereo bus is your stereo signal. You can avoid plugins and fancy matrixing with this program because of the way they set things up.

  8. eggy524

    eggy524 Guest

    is there any way I can give the program a sample of guitar and a sample of vocals and ask it to split them with the samples?
  9. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    I don't think you can do that with any program... You are asking to manipulate something that has already been mixed to stereo. From then on if it isn't good, you're turd-polishing. The best bet is always to get it right in the recording. If you don't do that, you have to resort to tricks.

  10. eggy524

    eggy524 Guest

    ok, thank you all for your help. I managed to get it sounding ok but its not perfect.


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