I’m curious about people’s thoughts on mid side processing, whether EQ, compression, or whatever.
There’s a part of me that thinks this could be the next New horizon for me, something that makes sense intuitively, and something I might want to explore. But I’m curious about something…
As I think about it, couldn’t mid-side processing actually cover up other problems in the mix that have to do with balance, competing EQs, etc. I’m just wondering how much the gains that I would realize when I listened in stereo would transfer to a mono mix. It would seem to me that when I listen in mono the problems would be back again.
How much do y’all use mid-side processing. When is it helpful, when should it be avoided. Are my concerns off base?
I’m thinking if I had my instruments EQ’d properly, and had good balance in my instruments, maybe it wouldn’t be necessary? Just wondering.