MS Pocket Knife
An easy to use MS LR convertor.
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.