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Creating a great stereo image....

Post by safeandsound » Wed May 16, 2012 12:17 pm

Hi all, a short text about creating a great stereo image:

Stereo Imaging

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by nutrician » Wed May 16, 2012 1:48 pm

nice tips!!

are there any plugins to detect phasing in your mix?

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Post by JFK » Wed May 16, 2012 2:40 pm

nutrician wrote:nice tips!!

are there any plugins to detect phasing in your mix?
This one is pretty cool:

http://www.stillwellaudio.com/?page_id=26

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Post by safeandsound » Thu May 17, 2012 3:59 pm

Phasing and "out of phase" are not the same thing. Stereo is not a bad thing but overly wide stereo images will not work well in mono. In the article it suggests Flux stereo Tool and Voxengo Span. Both have phase correlation metering.

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by Praya » Thu May 17, 2012 7:56 pm

Do you recommend mono reverb on mono sound sources, i.e drums? or is this just as bad?

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by VirtualMark » Fri May 18, 2012 7:30 am

Thanks for posting this, very informative.

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by Echoi » Fri May 18, 2012 12:13 pm

Looking forward to reading up on this, thanks for posting

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by cryptic » Fri May 18, 2012 12:47 pm

Praya wrote:Do you recommend mono reverb on mono sound sources, i.e drums? or is this just as bad?
Good question.....ive been mixing in mono lately then switching to stereo once my mixdown is done. I did u use to use stereo reverbs a lot....but since hearing my tunes on sound systems.....ive cringed, as a lot of the stereo information has disappeared. To me, mono reverbs are great.....they seem much fatter and dont disappear as much on a sound system.

I dont know the wrongs or rights.....but this works for me.

Also i watched a article on youtube about eq'ing in mono:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iShmU-99JF4

Makes sense whats he says : "mono will force you to make work smarter"

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by cryptic » Fri May 18, 2012 12:52 pm

My favorite mid/ side phazing meter from the inspector xl bundle

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The best by far in my mind.....good correlation meter and also shows the levels of your side and mid.

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Re: Creating a great stereo image....

Post by fragments » Fri May 18, 2012 1:53 pm

Very interesting read...really need to remember to check things in mono. Interesting idea to do a lot of the work in mono, then switch over to stereo later on in the process. Might have to give that a go.
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