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- Duplicate the track (make sure you remove any unnecessary effects from the duplicate)
- Add a Mid/Side processor and filter out the sides of the mix (I used Voxengo's MSED which is free, but there are other tools out there)
- Use an EQ or filters to remove any unwanted frequencies. In this case I needed to keep from around 200hz-5Khz but it might be different for you so use your ears! I suggest no more than a 12db/oct slope on your filters otherwise you risk audible phase shifts when you blend with the original audio.
- Use a multi-band compressor to further attenuate unwanted frequencies. If you don't own such a tool you can adjust your EQ to be a bit more surgical instead. Be careful not to make your sound as if coming from a potato!
- Use automation to blend in the boosted signal at the appropriate moments.
- Never forget to A/B so you know you're not overdoing it.
- BONUS TIP: When mixing/mastering (and generally dealing with subtle audio changes) it's always a good idea to check your work with fresh ears. Save it and double-check it the next morning ;)
That's all! As always, the goal of these videos is to spark your creativity so don't take them too literal. M/S processing is a great tool that can have many applications so make sure you take advantage of it!
See you on the next one!
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