Questions about MS mixing technique

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Jesse Skeens, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Jesse Skeens

    Jesse Skeens Guest


    Has anyone here experimented with MS mixing? I'm talking about taking
    a stereo verion of your mix, making a mono file and then inverting it and
    mixing it back in with your stereo mix, but with the mono file 6db higher so
    it cancels out the mono info. Then taking another copy of your stereo mix
    and mixing this back in.

    By raising and lowering the volume of the stereo only infoyou can widen the
    mix up considerably.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips on this. Seems easy to abuse, and
    I'm not sure if there is a downside to it. My destination format is vinyl and I
    know that too much stereo is not good here.

  2. Richard Kuschel

    Richard Kuschel Active Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Your method sounds like it may work, but it is a lot easier to do with Waves S1.

    I have also been able to accomplish this with a board.

    The main problem with vinyl is that it doesn't like to see a lot of out of polarity information as this causes mistracking particularly in the low frequencies.
  3. Jesse Skeens

    Jesse Skeens Guest


    I have used the Waves S1 but the way I described gave me amuch mor natural sound. I think used sparingly it could help liven things up. but I'm wary of using it on the entire mix.

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