Djstarski wrote: ↑
12 Jul 2020
selig wrote: ↑
12 Jul 2020
Which REs support two sets of controls for separate Mid and Side processing?
IMO the Red Rocks option to do BOTH is a very clever way to give additional functionality beyond just "Mid Only" and "Side Only" compression (which is also supports, IIRC).
Plus, in Reason it is SO simple to create two devices, one for mid and one for side, which as I've said before I actually prefer over trying to do it all in one device. It allows you to display/view ALL controls at once rather than switching back and forth between them. It also allows you to do things you cannot do in other DAWs, like add ANY EQ to the mid or side signal since they are processed in separate audio paths. It's probably too advanced for most folks, but it is another example of how Reason's "modular" approach gives quite a bit of flexibility over other DAWs IMO.
I`m sorry if i don`t understand what you guys mean . I`m just thinking of what M/S processing is . when you place an m/s mode on a device , be it RE or VST you would expect that device to process the audio in the same way as seen on the video . If there is a different m/s processing technique please let me know as i would like to learn this technique as well .
Thank you in advance .
P.S. a video would be nice explaining this technique as i`m a visual person .
The video mentions more than one way to process Mid/Side, one of which seems in line with this compressor and other Reason devices that support Mid/Side.
At the risk of repeating myself, you can process Mid, or Side, with full control over the settings. OR, you can process Mid AND Side, with one set of controls. What is missing from the video is "DUAL" mode, where you have two sets of controls. But again, in Reason, unlike other DAWs, it's so easy and even an advantage to create two devices, one for mid and one for side, and use them on the same signal. This is kinda like DUAL mode in the video, with the advantage you don't have to switch the UI back and forth to access each set of controls, and the huge advantage you can add any additional processing to either mid or side (or both) signals! No other DAW can do that, so for those DAWs you have to compromise and stack all the controls in one device, switching between them to set each control.
Contrast this to hardware mid/side compression which would work exactly like with Reason: two mono compressors, one for the mid and one for the side signal. Something like two Distressors would be ideal, or a dual mono unit like Retro Instruments Retro Revolver Tube Compressor.
And again, much of the time you'll only need to process one channel, like de-essing the center channel of a mix that is overly sibilant, or compressing the center of the overheads of a drum kit, or brightening the sides of any stereo signal to add width. Here are some "real world" references:
http://www.recordingbootcamp.com/2015/0 ... rocessing/
https://ask.audio/articles/sound-proces ... ide-stereo
Sure, there may be cases where you need to work with both the mid and the side together, and the beauty of Reason is that you can do this with ANY device even using the built in devices (Thor makes a great M/S convertor).