‘DrMS’ and ‘StereoDelta’: A New Way to Approach the Manipulation of Stereo Audio Signal

Mathew Lane’s spatial processor plug-ins ‘DrMS’ and ‘StereoDelta’ make your signal wider, deeper, more open, real and 3D.

The Music Telegraph | Text 2020/05/02 [11:12]

‘DrMS’ and ‘StereoDelta’: A New Way to Approach the Manipulation of Stereo Audio Signal

Mathew Lane’s spatial processor plug-ins ‘DrMS’ and ‘StereoDelta’ make your signal wider, deeper, more open, real and 3D.

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2020/05/02 [11:12]

 

▲ DrMS

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Mathew Lane’s ‘DrMS’ presents a new way to approach the manipulation of stereo audio signal. It operates based on MS (Mid-Side) processing, but ‘DrMS’ splits the stereo signal into four sections rather than the normal two, giving you new level of controls such as ‘Zoom in’, adding ‘Depth’, changing ‘Width’ or any combination of these controls. ‘DrMS’ has a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering, and post production. It handles simple MS encoding/decoding, over stereo field and depth enhancement, and fixing mono compatibility issues or so. The handy and compact version of ‘DrMS’, ‘StereoDelta’ is an easy-to-use spatial processor plug-in, with one powerful knob to control your stereo image. From true mono to three dimensional width and depth, ‘StereoDelta’ always maintains a natural sound thanks to DrMS technology inside. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features of DrMS

 

 

▲Phase Scope


'DrMS' features a ‘Phase Scope’ to provide users with visual feedback of stereo signal. The signal is shown as a ‘cloud’ of lines or dots and the shape of cloud varies depend on the status of signal. For example, the louder the signal, the bigger the cloud and the wider the signal range, the wider the cloud. 

 

 

▲ Four Processing Sections of DrMS: 'MID', 'SIDE', 'FOCUS', and 'FIELD'.

 

‘DrMS’ has four different processing sections such as ‘MID’, ‘SIDE’, ‘FOCUS’, and ‘FIELD’ and each of these sections provides a different function in the stereo field. An incoming signal is split up into these four individual signals that can be processed differently and then are recombined at the output into a stereo stream.

 

The ‘MID’ section processes the sum of Left and Right of a stereo signal. This is the “center-information” of the stereo signal. The LEVEL control allows users to control the volume of the MID signal if needed. 

 

The ‘SIDE’ section processes the difference between the Left and Right of a stereo signal. This is the “true stereo information” of the stereo signal. The WIDTH control affects the signal’s width, turning it above 100% will widen the stereo-image, turning it lower will narrow the stereo-image.

 

The ‘FOCUS’ section utilizes original mid-information to create “new side-information” in the final stereo output. The ZOOM control allows users to zoom in on the mid-information of the signal by making it louder and more stereo.

 

The ‘FIELD’ section utilizes original side-information to create “new mid-information” in the final stereo output. The DEPTH control allows users to make the stereo field deeper and more 3D. Users can also use this section effectively to save stereo-information that otherwise would get lost on mono-summation, making a certain stereo signal more mono-compatible. 

 

 

 

 

Features of StereoDelta

 

 

▲ StereoDelta

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‘StereoDelta’ is a compact version of DrMS, allowing users to control several critical parameters of the advanced DrMS algorithm inside at once by simply tweaking the One knob. The combinations of well chosen internal parameters from DrMS make the ‘StereoDelta’ a creative tool for instant results of high-quality spatial effects.

 

Using ‘StereoDelta’ is very simple and easy. When set the knob straight up (12 o’clock), signals pass unchanged. Turning down (counterclockwise) the knob makes the signal more mono. This is a true mono fold down, which saves stereo information into mono. It is not like a simple mono sum at all. Turning up (clockwise) the knob makes the signal wider, deeper, more open, real and 3D. It also does mono to stereo up-mix and is the ultimate mix glue. It is not like simple mid/side width at all.  

 

 

 

 

 

With ‘DrMS’ You can do:

- Simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding

- Adjustment of stereo-image

- Stereo field width and depth enhancement

- Fixing mono compatibility issues

- Up-mix and down-mix

- and more.

 

 

With ‘StereoDelta’ You can do:

- Change your signal instantly into true-mono, mono, stereo, wider stereo, or 3D 

- Up-mix and down-mix

- and more.

 

 

 

 

Price:

 

DrMS

€119 EUR (Permanent license)

 

StereoDelta

€59 EUR (Permanent license)

 

 

Monthly ‘Spatial Processor Pack’ (DrMS + StereoDelta) subscription: $4.99/month

 

Yearly ‘Spatial Processor Pack’ (DrMS + StereoDelta) subscription: $49.99/year

 

 

*Note that a 14-day, fully-functional trial version for macOS and Windows can be downloaded free: here (“DrMS”) and here (“StereoDelta”)

 

 

 

 

Mathew Lane Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.

 

 

 

 

For more information on 'DrMS' and 'StereoDelta'

 

 

 

 

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