If you recall, I am doing surround upmixes from original stereo CD's..
In previous experiements with stereo width, widening the source before the 5.1 splitting happens can screw up the front soundstage so I always leave the stereo width alone..
Yesterday I added Stereo Touch to the rears only after the 5.1 split..
I went with the Extra Wide settings and the results seem fine..what I'm really after is lots of seperation between the 4 speakers in the corners
do you have any suggestions as to how Stereo Touch could be used to maximize the seperation?
Right now I can't suggest using Stereo Touch on full mixes - this plug-in was mainly created for individual sounds. Since it uses mid/side delaying approach, this can create a bit of filtering FX, and even metallic overtones.
It is not that it can't be used over mixes, but it should be used with care.
As for the separation, I do not really understand what you mean. If you mean spatialization, it is better added with a surround reverb.
Thanks for the response
I'll remove it from the rears
By seperation, I mean multichannel mixers have the ability to place specific instruments to which ever of the 5.1 speakers they want..since they have the original recording tracks to work with..
I have to use programs designed to extract information from the stereo albums - I want to get as much discrete music into each speaker - having info that is different in the left suround than the right surround, increases the perception of having a discrete mix..
Do you have a product I could try to add the reverb?
I have no control on how to extract say a guitar track and apply reverb to it
I have only the original stereo CD source and then the extraction process does it's thing to create the 5 mono wave files..
So I'm not sure here how to do what you suggest
Ok I understand about getting just the guitar..
what eq program of yours can I try this out with?
Sorry but this is all new to me
Ok I just purchased the Crunch/Gliss combo
I added the Gliss app to my layout and it really bogs it down so that it won;t play in real time..
Looks like what I will have to do is take my original stereo recording (which is converted from 16/44 to 32/96 using r8Brain pro) and have a seperate layout to run it thru Gliss (and maybe Crunch)..
From what I can tell GlissEQ is really a de-esser..
I need your help as to how to set up Gliss to give me the most seperation during the extraction process as i already have de-essing in the main app
by using your TubeAmp plugin, I usually do not need too much de-essing..
The Crunch app shows 4 inputs and 2 outputs - for inputting a stereo signal I assume I just ignore inputs 3 and 4?
GlissEQ is not a de-esser for sure - but it has an unusual filter sound.
To separate needed frequencies you will need to use its Low-pass and High-pass filter bands.
GlissEQ should not cause CPU overloads as well - please tell me your audi configuration.
Yes, you may ignore inputs 3 and 4 in Crunchessor - they are side-chain signal inputs.
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