stereo comb filtering...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by redrabbit, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. redrabbit

    redrabbit Active Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    I just purchased a (used) "Studio Technologies AN-2" comb filter to simulate stereo from a mono source.
    seen here:

    Do I need to be carefull when adding additional processing/effects downstream of the filter ? avoid problems resulting if the "new" stereo signal is ever summed back to mono (radio/tv broadcasts)....i.e. "apply additional processing/effects in equal amounts(???)......and e.q. upstream of the (comb) filter"

    Are there general rules about adding effects before and after the comb filter?...such as reverb?

  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    I may be wrong and this is just my opinion, but...comb filtering is the evil effect of poor mic technique, false and self-deceptive depth of field, and something to be avoided at all costs when making a record.

    Just my opinion.
  3. Rider

    Rider Guest

    comb filtering can have a good effect on electronica vocals, and for some synths, so yes it does have a use, its just very experimental.
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    the basic idea of these units is to have a mono signal that is near the same of the original signal ... pre effect.
    This is an EQ and Level effect so any additional effect that is applied evenly to both left and right
    should keep that mono compatability.

    it is almost impossible to answaer the above question without knowing the exact situation as there are many traps top fall into.
    Some mix fellows would never use this sort of device and would probably look to other methods to widen an image.

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