Hi - I know there are a lot of things that make a song through headphones sound different than speakers in a room, but I wanted to ask the advice of you guys regarding one part of it - the tendency for the widest panned signals to sound louder on phones than speakers.
I have a song with 2 tracks:
a) A straight up the center mono vocal
b) A stereo piano (S-90 patch from Halion Sonic SE).
Listening through phones, it is exactly the balance between the two that I want. But listening through speakers (any of several sets), the piano sounds way too soft. I would like to generate a mix that sounds through speakers more like my current mix sounds through phones.
I was wondering - if I could bring up the side channels on the piano more, would it be likely achieve that goal? Does anyone have any thoughts on that, specifically, does anyone think that would be a waste of time for any benefit achieved?
Assuming that is a reasonable thing to try … I see Voxengo has a free Mid-Side plug-in. Would that be the best way to do this? I looked through the Cubase plug-ins, and saw something called “Stereo Enhancer”, but reading its description kind of scared me away a bit - but maybe that’s what I need?
Thanks much for any thoughts -