- 2 inserts with Mid Side processing and blend combined on one module
- MS can be bypassed to work in stereo mode.
- seperate Mid and side mute
- Bypassable Width control with a stepped gain range of -6.5dB > 3.5dB
- Bypassable Blend on first insert (second insert is passive or mid/side)
- 2 seperate stepped attenuators for wet and dry (range 0 / -33dB and off)
- First insert can be parallel or passive
Combined MS and blend module
Mid side encoding:
The first step of this module is MS encoding followed by the inserts. When 'Mid Side' is disabled, the module will work in passive stereo mode. The 'Width' button will enable the width section with a stepped attenuator from -6.5dB till +3.5dB. The 'M Mute' and 'S Mute' will mute the M or S channel.
With the ‘blend’ button you can switch between passive or blend/parallel mode. When in passive mode, it will not pass the active circuit and it will just pass relays. The blend section has 2 seperate controls for wet and dry.
The second insert is in passive or MS mode, depending on the setting of the MS section.
Mid side decoding:
After the inserts the signal will be decoded again from mid/side to stereo. If the MS section is disabled, the MS section will be fully bypassed and runs in passive mode.
Wet/dry with 2 controls
Most parallel processing uses one control for blending from wet to dry and uses a potmeter with percentages instead of dB's. The blend circuit we designed uses two separate controls for both wet and dry with stepped switches instead of one potmeter. The first steps on the stepped attenuators have 1 dB per step and the last steps have more course steps, the lowest step is -33dB. The off position mutes the wet or dry signal. This approach means, no channel imbalance, perfect recall, way better control and dB's instead of percentages. Another advantage is that it's pretty much impossible to an AB between parallel processing and regular with one knob because there will always be a gain difference. With 2 controls you can adjust the dry and wet so that it's exactly level-matched compared to the passive mode. You can then simply level-matched AB by pressing the blend button.
Using wet/dry as active gain
This is kinda like a neat hidden feature. It's possible to activate the blend function when insert 2 is not activated. The wet and dry knobs become gain knobs and they will be behave like an active gain in between the inserts. Because the wet control is not passing the insert itself, you can combine the wet/dry gains to add up to 6dB gain.
It's possible to remove this 'hidden feature', the blend function can then not be activated then when the insert is not active. Please let us know if you don't want this at no extra cost.
NOTE: This module is quite large and will not always combine easily with multiple modules.
artnr: Special type B