Doesn’t seem like one for the main forum so hope one of you guys can help out.
For some reason I can’t fathom my output channel from my mid-side matrix is all lop-sided, as you can see from the screenshot (which isn’t as bad as it can get). I’ve used mid-side before, built a matrix before, but this is the first time I’ve done it from files recorded live with a Zoom H2N, taped to the singer’s mic stand, i.e. central to both him and the PA. (The thinking behind this was that the mid would pick up as much acoustic info as possible, leaving the side to pickup the PA and audience.) The Zoom gives you a stereo WAV with the mid/side as L/R and supplies a plugin to decode. The plugin is also lop-sided, so I split the files and built the matrix, with the same results.
I’m hoping that someone could look over my setup and point out if I’ve made a mistake anywhere.
Also if anyone’s had similar experiences, I’d like to hear about them too. Perhaps it’s just par for the course for a live setup and a consequence of the room shape. I’m just guessing here…
To centre things up I have to set the output channel panner to L10-R. Quite severe. And that leaves the applause between playing way over to the right.
All a bit undesirable, really. Hope someone can shed some light.