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Re: Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording?

If you want to isolate sounds that are only in the middle of the stereo spread then it isn't easy and the results are often disappointing. Two tools that I've used are Adobe Audition's Center Channel Extractor and Izotope RX's Center Extract module. That is exactly what I want. So for example to he...
by armansTue Jan 24, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording? Replies: 13 Views: 392

Re: Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording?

Isn't the Waves center plugin only going to give me a mono sum? That is not what I mean. If I have vocals and kick in the middle and everything else panned to the sides, by making a mono sum it adds the content together so you still hear the sides but softer. What I want to do is remove the side com...
by armansTue Jan 24, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording? Replies: 13 Views: 392

Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording?

I have a plugin that allows me to listen to the M and S channels seperately. It also allows me to listen to the L and R channels seperately. Is it possible however, to isolate just the middle without the sides? So to take away the side information completely and listen to what is in the middle? I do...
by armansMon Jan 23, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Is it possible to listen to only the mid channel of a stereo recording? Replies: 13 Views: 392

Re: How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound

Your sample has at least two samples used on the bass drum and they are slightly out of time because you can hear them flamming. The original Detroit Emeralds track sounds like the low end of the bass drum has been rolled off and a low midrange boost applied. I think the boost is at a much higher f...
by armansMon Jan 23, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound Replies: 10 Views: 423

Re: How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound

Looking at that file it would appear that the loop kick also has a fundamental around 60 Hz, however I think it's been high passed fairly steeply at around 100Hz, probably with an EQ boost at around 120Hz as well. THanks. As an experiment, I tried what you said but a kick with such a steep filter o...
by armansMon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound Replies: 10 Views: 423

How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound

Here is a loop from a song where you can clearly hear the kick drum sound I am trying to get https://easyupload.io/u3pb1w I have sample libraries and virtual instruments none of which have a similar kick drum sound which I need for my productions. I have not recorded a lot of drums so not really sur...
by armansMon Jan 23, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: How to get an above 100Hz kick drum sound Replies: 10 Views: 423

Re: Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time?

Can you provide some screenshots? And what compressor are you using? Sometimes the attack and release times are quite approximate (especially if modelling a hardware device). Does it have a look-ahead setting and if so, is it enabled? If it does, try disabling it. The attack curve is probably going...
by armansWed Jan 04, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time? Replies: 4 Views: 229

Re: Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time?

The most critical question is, does it sound different? The waveform display on most DAWs is pretty crude and I wouldn't place too much weight on the visual representation. What matters is the sound that everyone hears, not the pictures that only you see! ;-) However, some questions to try and trac...
by armansWed Jan 04, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time? Replies: 4 Views: 229

Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time?

I tried to compress a kick drum in my DAW and set a long compression time (50ms) so as not to kill the click of the drum. I wanted to reduce the low end resonance fo the drum without affecting the attack so to not mess with my bass as much. I then wanted to see what this change looked like so I rend...
by armansWed Jan 04, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Why does the first part of my compressed kick drum still look smaller even using a longer attack time? Replies: 4 Views: 229

Re: Why does EQing one channel of a stereo recording make that frequency range appear in the "side" channel?

The 'sides' channel represents the difference between the left and right sides of the stereo recording so two identical sounds will have no 'sides' signal. Any changes made to one and not the other will appear in the 'sides' signal and the more you change one the bigger the 'sides signal will be. T...
by armansSun Jan 01, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Why does EQing one channel of a stereo recording make that frequency range appear in the "side" channel? Replies: 10 Views: 370

Why does EQing one channel of a stereo recording make that frequency range appear in the "side" channel?

I recorded a mono guitar track and duplicated it panning one side reft and the other side right sending to a stereo bus. Ofcourse, nothing changes except that I hear an increase in volume. However, when I make an EQ cut on just one of those channels using a notch filter, I can see that information i...
by armansSun Jan 01, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Why does EQing one channel of a stereo recording make that frequency range appear in the "side" channel? Replies: 10 Views: 370

Re: what does it mean when my correlation meter is hovering around 0?

I will also add that many mixes read 0 on the correlation meter not +1. Does this mean they are less mono compatible? They sound pretty good in mono to me so I cant imagine that there is some cancellation between channels. I'll leave the technical stuff to Hugh because I don't want to get the detai...
by armansFri Dec 30, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: what does it mean when my correlation meter is hovering around 0? Replies: 8 Views: 354