Hi - what is the best way to do that? If I don’t want my piano to be all the way appear across the stereo field for example, it’s easy enough to just narrow it, but then comb filtering our other artifacts become apparent.
Is this something I need to spend money on a plug-in for, or can I put together something “manually” to get the job done?
I narrowed it down using Stereo Enhancer, then panned it around as Tom suggested.
It works … but the narrowing to my ears is adding something not so nice. It doesn’t sound like comb-filtering to be honest, just sort of seems to put a fog over it (I played a wide passage on a piano patch).
Is Stereo Enhancer as good as it gets, or is it worth looking for other options (or trying to build my own)? I don’t need or want to pay for a fancy GUI if the sound is not significantly different from Stereo Enhancer.
I don’t know if Cubase 7.5 has that same panner display, it has something similar but not as ergonomic (Can’t pic it up in the middle to drag pan, pain in the neck really). But I’ll use that, and also look for the flux (at work, is that a Cubase plug-in).
Interesting, neither of my panners in 7.5.40 look like they do in that picture. Mine have no blue at all, just a dot or a line, probably monochrome, as I recall. Definitely no “region”, blue or otherwise, to drag L/R as in 6.5, as far as I can tell.
I see that no one who has kindly answered in this thread actually has Cubase 7.5.40, or even any version of 7.5. Can someone who does please take a look at their project please … do the panners look like they do in Tom’s picture?
In flux stereo tool, the parameter you described you want is the width slider to open and collapse the image. The plugin is essentially all of cubase’s pan modes with the addition of channel gain and phase. The very bottom slider lets you morph between a and b presets. You can be really creative with this plug. It is great for a quick and dirty ms setup (follow the plug with a 100% wet 10 millisecond (approx) delay, phase invert one channel in flux.) Use it to widen vocals in song choruses … Blablabla…
It must do some processing above and beyond narrowing the image … maybe split the track (L/R, M/S) and change the phase of one of them? I’ve read somewhere that can help, and was actually thinking of trying that out myself, but didn’t want to get lost down the rabbit hole. I’ll look at the website more when I get off work (pushing it a bit here already!).
Hey, writing that just made me think of possibly a really simple way I could narrow the stereo image of a patch without having comb-filtering or other artifacts … convert it to M/S, and then lower the volume of the side components?