The ad copy for the Orban gear talks about "signature sound" "regardless of source material". Yech!
MS is seriously cool, but I tend to go overboard and overdo it heh
thank you for the cool info guys.
As for the Optimod: I think the basic setup is completely transparent, but you can change the "signature" according to taste. like euh eq and dynamics... the new optimod must have the coolest interface ever, mmmm fisherprice knobs, but starship power.. just the thing for me.. heh
Yes, I have tracked M-S recordings with two individual comps set differently, for recording. In one room I needed to comp the M significantly more than the S (I think it was 3.5:1, which for me is a lot for tracking orchestra, while the side was tracking at 1.5 or 2:1).
I have also tried M-S for drum OHs with two different comps, both with pretty large compression ratios. I seem to recall this was not an excellent room sound, but I don't think it was the compression that sucked the width away, it was the wrong pattern for the room--Blumlein with the same comps sounded wider.
Originally Posted by narco
Does anyone use two different compressors (one mid, one side) when recording M/S stereo?
Bob Katz talks about M-S compression in his book "Mastering Audio." I have not tried it yet but it seems like it might be cool in some situations. This is a great book with lots of good information, especially about compression techniques. I recommend to all audio engineers.
that tfpro P38 is essentially a MS compressor, to counter the differences in opto cells. At least that is what I grasped. But you can't put different compression on the M or S.
EDIT: Wouldn't it be cool to have an insert in that machine!!!!!! or two. One pre compression, and one post!!!!!!!! I'm still waiting for the importer to invite me for a demo. maybe I have to call them again. aaah customer relations, who needs that sh!t.
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