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kwfkaymfb
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Stereo width

So ive been mixing in mono, and anything with width just disappears, so the width dial is just evil? When is using width approriate? And is the weird thinning im hearing phase cancellation? If it thins out in mono, does that mean it'll suck on proper monitors? Any help appreciated

mike
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Joined: 12/18/2011 - 15:53
Basically it is evil if you

Basically it is evil if you don't know what it's doing and yes, that is phase cancelation.

Synths using it carefully "could" possibly benefit.

The effect is just slightly delaying each R/L signal like a cheap chorus.

That said, it would seem obvious that it's only good with things using a very specific frequency range, so it doesn't muddy or phase cancel.

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When I first started using

When I first started using caustic I massively overused width, after hearing my tracks in mono and getting a weird flanger i simply don't use it now. If you want to widen your sound use a reverb or chorus, frankly I'd be happy to see the width control removed, it's more trouble than it's worth

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I use width a lot, but only

I use width a lot, but only in certain situations.  Using it on bass sounds should get someone smacked with a cane.  Splitting distorted bass sounds into a low frequency sounds machine without width, and a high frequency sounds machine with, now that's a whole different story. 

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I made a quick example with

I made a quick example with an old present of mine:

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