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Accidental stereo (again)

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:38:45 +0200

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 ```Dave Burnham: > You're absolutely right - except in virtually every MS > configuration you add M+S to get L and subtract M-S to get R. If we are looking at the S mic only that is a figure of 8 mic. If you look at this kind of mic then the front of that mic is S+, the + means it is in polarity, then the back is S-, - means that the back is reverse polarity or - 180°. Now the S mic can have the S+ pointed to either the right or the lefts side and depending on this we have to do either M+S to get L or M-S to get L. So we are both correct depending on which way we put the S+ on the figure of eight mic. M = L+R S=L-R. M+S = (L+R)+(L-R)=L+R+L-R = 2L                               M-S =(L+R)-(L-R)= L+R-L+R = 2R Yes. I see clearly an old experienced recording engineer here, Dave. > I say "virtually" because I have one mike pre-amp which > as a built in matrix on inputs 1 & 2 and if you engage that > matrix, it produces R on channel 1 and L on channel 2. > The literature claims this is how all engineers do it but I > have yet to meet any engineer who would have a stereo > pair on his/her console with Right on 1 and Left on 2. > It's just not logical. Why would you have your left channel > to your right and your right channel to your left???? Just turn the S mic 180 degree and this particular matrix will get the L & R channels as you are used too, Dave. It all depends on what we are used to. I have an old Telefunken matrix from the early 60`s that not ony does the L/R thing but also has control of the center content so I can adjust not only the width by manipulating the S content but also the M content in such a way that I can control where my center is located in between the speakers. Very good to center a off center soloist in relation to the mic on the speakers without moving the mic. -- Best regards, Goran Finnberg The Mastering Room AB Goteborg Sweden E-mail: [log in to unmask] Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.    -   John Luther (\__/) (='.'=) (")_(") Smurfen:RIP ```