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Hey everyone! It's been a few years since I've been an Avid forum user, but this place profoundly shaped my life and career when I was a young engineer. I kinda want to start by thanking all of the veteran users (I don't know how many are still here haha), but I do have a question about a process I've been trying to figure out for a few days now..

I'm working in Cubase 8 Pro on a Mac.
I'm attempting to use the Waves MS Matrix with some stereo audio. For those who don't know, the MS Matrix converts the stereo information of a channel from left and right into mid and side respectively. You can then send the information out to separate busses for processing. This is done quite easily in Pro Tools with Avid's "Aux" busses. See video:

One limitation I am finding in Cubase is that you can't set the input of a given Group or FX channel as the L or R output of another channel (like setting the input to ONLY the left side of a stereo output from another channel). Again, see the video where the L output of a stereo track is routed to one Aux track and the R output is routed to two others.

I did notice that Cubase added a panner for the sends in the channel strip, but it seems like it just moves ALL of the information to one side, instead of sending ONLY the L or R side to the selected send. Does anyone have any advice for doing this? I've been using Cubase since SX[1] and I don't think I've ever done this before.

If you require any kind of clarification, please ask.
Thanks so much!


JesterMasque Tue, 05/02/2017 - 06:13

pcrecord, post: 449944, member: 46460 wrote: Interesting stuff, altought you'd need a good reason to use this, not just because you can...
In my work, I use a few plugins that has M/S built in so I don't need to do anything to the tracks other than adding the plugin.
My favorites are Fabfilter and iZotope ;)

Indeed. Probably my favorite plugin with M/S mode is the Schepps EQ from Waves, but I'm trying to use the Matrix to experiment with my drum room mics.
I found an inconvenient workaround, but I am really blown away by the results. I would love to find a way that doesn't involve adding 5 additional tracks and 8 plugins to my workflow, though.


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