Hello comrades in music! In this tutorial I come to you with a recent problem that I had to solve while mastering an album for a friend. In one of the tracks the lead vocals were coming in a bit soft and we wanted to boost it without changing the balance of the rest of the mix. Since vocals usually occupy the middle of the stereo field I decided to use M/S processing, while at the same time attenuating the rest of the middle element, namely the kick drum and the upright bass (and some of the high end too). As usual, you will find a brief description of the method used below the video.
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So here are the steps for doing it yourselves:
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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