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MS Pocket Knife

An easy to use MS LR convertor.

(15 Votes)
1.1 (Updated 11 years ago)
47.5kB
July 22, 2008
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Other

DESCRIPTION

The MS pocket knife is an easy to use MS LR convertor. I couldn't find one in the library, so I build one myself

It's primary goal is to give the user the opportunity to use stereo plugins that have separate controls for each channel to seperately process the Mid and Side channels, much like the lat./vert. mode of the legendary Fairchild 670 compressor.
This is done by inserting two instances of the MS pocket knife on a track: One before the plugin (in LR to MS mode) and one after the plugin (in MS to LR mode).
The first MS pocket knife converts the incoming LR signal to MS. The MS signal is then processed by the plugin (M on the left channel and S on the right). The second MS pocket knife then converts the processed MS signal back to LR.

There are of course other uses for the MS pocket knife, one of which is seperating the M and S signals on two seperate stereo channels (by using busses and the Mix control) to either process the M and S signal seperately or to have more control over the balance between both.

COMMENTS  (7)

josh hinden
11 years ago
thanks alex! one last question...is the M compensated -6db?
Alex Debicki
11 years ago
Uploaded v1.1
Alex Debicki
11 years ago
Thanks for all the comments! josh: You're right... it's a bug. I just saw I accidently switched the L and R outputs for the L and R modes at the end. I'll fix it and upload v 1.1.
josh hinden
11 years ago
when selecting lr>ms and then choosing to output just the L, it's putting out the side. is that correct?
Georg Fries
11 years ago
A very nice idea, thank you!
Paule
11 years ago
also thank you
josh hinden
11 years ago
cool, thanks!
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