thread: Downmixers....
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Old 29th July 2020
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Originally Posted by Leverson View Post
Then just for fun I did a null test between the three (inverting the phase). For most of the sections the Avid Downmixer and the Halo Downmixer phase cancelled entirely. When I tested either one against Spanner the signal was almost entirely gone, but I could very very faintly hear SOME signal. The one section of my export that didn't phase cancel exactly between any of them was one section that was extremely drenched in surround reverb, but that might be due to how the reverb plugins process and generate their signals (the reverb was live running through the plugin, not pre-printed)
hm, down-mixing is such a simple DSP process (summing signals and sending them to an output) I think ANY plugin (and even no plugin at all) can be used to do this. Just like an MS-XY encode/decode is always the exact came process and same result essentially a sum and difference.

I don't see why ANY of these plugins would render a different result with the same settings or sound different.