You can use the Direction Mixer to decode middle and side audio recordings or to spread
the stereo base of a left/right recording and determine its pan position.
Specialized Effects and Utilities
The Direction Mixer works with any type of stereo recording, regardless of the miking
technique used. For information about XY, AB, and MS recordings, see
Getting to Know
Stereo Miking Techniques
• Input buttons: Click the LR button if the input signal is a standard left/right signal, and
click the MS button if the signal is middle and side encoded.
• Spread slider and field: Determines the spread of the stereo base in LR input signals.
Determines the level of the side signal in MS input signals. See
Using the Direction
Mixer’s Spread Parameter
• Direction knob and field: Determines the pan position for the middle—the center of
the stereo base—of the recorded stereo signal. See
Using the Direction Mixer’s Direction