thread: Downmixers....
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Old 29th July 2020
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Originally Posted by apple-q View Post
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.
If a LoRo downmixer behaves differently it’s broken. It is a really basic process.
The difference in reverbs would be that it’s a non-linear process so cannot cancel completely. Same would happen with dither, as that’s random noise no signals that have dithering applied would cancel to zero but around -60 to -80db dependent on the dither algorithm.