Midside Matrix pares down our acclaimed mid/side processor, Midside, to just the essentials: mid/side matrixing, gains, monitoring, & metering — all in a simple, lightweight package. And, because we love M/S processing so much at Goodhertz, we decided to make Midside Matrix free for everyone! Tell your friends (Twitter / Facebook).
- M/S encoding & decoding
- M/S mute functionality
- High resolution M/S gain faders
- Pre/post fader level metering
- Flip left/right
- Click-free operation (fully automatable)
- Large goniometer
Stereo Width Control
Changing the stereo width in Midside Matrix is as simple as boosting or cutting the side signal. Want to make a stereo source wider? — try a +6dB sides boost. Need to make something mono? — just mute the sides altogether. Need more fine-tuned stereo width controls? — check out all the expressive stereo width modes in the full version of Midside.
Easy Mid/Side Conversion
Using Midside Matrix, it’s incredibly easy to convert between M/S and L/R stereo signals without needing to worry about extra buses, gain staging, or incorrect panning.
Turn any stereo processor into a Mid/Side processor:
Using two instances of Midside Matrix, any stereo processor — even analog hardware — can be converted into a mid/side-capable stereo processor.
Simple Mid/Side Recording
The M/S microphone technique is extremely flexible and sounds great in lots of applications, but because of the complexity of creating an M/S recording in most DAWs, it’s often incorrectly setup or avoided altogether.
Before Midside Matrix, M/S recording usually looked like this:
- Three audio tracks: M, S+, S-
- Required manually panning S+, S- & polarity reversal for S-
- One stereo bus to route the M/S signal for processing and fader rides
- Total tracks: 4
With Midside Matrix: * One stereo audio track with M & S signals as the input * Midside Matrix performs M/S ? L/R conversion * Total tracks: 1
M/S recording is a lot better with ||Midside Matrix||. In the words of Tyler Duncan, “This plugin has already condensed one session by 12 tracks.”
Like all our plugins, Midside Matrix was built to be automated and moved around — (even the mute and matrix buttons won't click or pop). Use it to manipulate space and depth; automate the mid/side gains to create more motion in your mixes or masters.
Want even more Mid/Side control?
Try out Midside, our full-featured, mastering-grade mid/side processor.