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Re: M/S decoding help

Subject: Re: M/S decoding help
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Sat Jul 8, 2006 3:56 pm (PDT)
At 11:45 AM +0000 7/8/06, maxfrick78 wrote:
>  > M-S  can be recorded as "encoded" or as discrete M and S channels. I
>>  prefer the later because  there are more options when creating the
>>  stereo image in post using speakers or whatever monitoring I want to
>>  emulate.=A0
>Hi everybody,
>many people have expressed the preference of
>recording MS-mics to discrete mid and side
>tracks. I would prefer the opposite since if you
>record a decoded "normal stereo" signal
>you can much easier audition and handle your
>material because it's just like using any
>other stereo file.

Hi Max--
[An aside: M-S stereo image monitoring in the
field isn't a high priority for me. Because its a
fixed jig, I usually position my M-S rig in a
setting with my ears/hand claps and referring to
vegetation, land-forms, relief etc. I do refer to
headphone monitoring with my adjustable ORTF rig.
My monitoring needs are quite different from
recording a specific species with a shotgun mic!
:-) ]

My question is, when you save your field
recordings in your library, do you use a system
to identify the stereo files that you recorded
with an M-S array?

>  ...the conversion LR -> MS -> LR is fairly
>simple and doesn't change a thing in the actual
>source material.

Have you tested this by chance? I've been
thinking it might be prudent to confirm that an
identical pair could be re-created if needed. Rob

Rob Danielson
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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