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Simple way to monitor mid or sides in Cakewalk

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Hey there, 

What would be the easiest way to monitor (solo) the mid or sides of your mix?

I can do it with "Brainworx BX Digital "but they do it in mono. I don't want to listen to sides in mono.

Anybody have another way?

Thanks

Jono

 

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I use Cakewalk's Channel Tools which came with SONAR.

The key is to keep the input mode as Stereo, then reduce the Mid gain to nothing to solo the sides. Double clicking the Mid gain brings it back to unity gain.

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This does however give a very "fractured" version of the sides, as it's unnaturally split across left/right with nothing in the middle. It may be what is actually only coming on the sides, but it's difficult for the ear to deal with.

Setting the input mode to Mid-Side makes it mono, which does give a clearer representation making it easier on the ear.

 

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14 minutes ago, msmcleod said:

I use Cakewalk's Channel Tools which came with SONAR.

The key is to keep the input mode as Stereo, then reduce the Mid gain to nothing to solo the sides. Double clicking the Mid gain brings it back to unity gain.

PS. Is Channel Tools not available for the Bandlab version? I always used to have it. Don't see it now.

Thanks

Jono

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2 minutes ago, jono grant said:

PS. Is Channel Tools not available for the Bandlab version? I always used to have it. Don't see it now.

Thanks

Jono

Not at the moment unfortunately.

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There are a couple of free Baxter mid side eq modules you can get free and probably do the same thing Mcleod does with the channel tools (either using the gain or full spectrum eq cuts)  ??

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14 hours ago, jono grant said:

Confused! LOL

I saw in another thread that Noel mentioned some plugins may be returning in the next update, so it's possible this may be one of them. I still use this one myself all the time (I have it from a previous SONAR install) and it's excellent for heaps of different applications. :)

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I tried ISOL8, the one John Bradley suggested above. I think it's better actually!

Cheers

J

 

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