mstools

This is a bunch of “tools” (seems like I have a predilection for bundles…) intended to process stereo streams but focusing on middle and side instead of left and right.

The idea is *really* simple but the effects can be subtle and powerful.

::msEncode and msDecode::
These to ones are just converters mapping M -> L and S -> R so that you can put your own effects between the coder and the decoder. The effects below are just some hard-coded ones.

::msComp::
This one uses the same compression algorithm as my “classic” compressor, but focus on the Middle signal without touching at the Side. A typical use of this effect is to boost a mix without touching at the stereo image.

::msBalance::
2 separate gains for the Middle and side signals.

::msSwap::
it just swap the Middle and Side. You can use it before msComp if you want to compress the side instead of the Middle.

::msDelay::
This is a simplified version of analog delay that you can use to delay either the middle or the side.

downloads:
vst win32
vst osx

Just uncompress them to your plugins directory and have fun ;-)

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