The new Mid-SideR came about as a response to hearing several requests from users of our original Mid-Side encoder/decoder box, and implementing them into a full rack space. First, we’ve added every bypass option we could think of in this Mid-Side processor. In addition to our overall Main Bypass, the Mid-SideR now offers a Mid-Side Encoder/Decoder Bypass (labeled Mid-Side Defeat) allowing the user to switch between using the available insert loop in Left-Right mode or Mid-Side mode, an Insert Bypass allowing the user to bypass the Mid-Side XLR out-in loop effectively bypassing their processing on the insert loop, to A/B they’re outboard gear processing in the Mid-Side insert loop with the original signal, as well as both a Mid Mute and a Side Mute to listen to exactly what you’re doing on only the Mid or Side. All this I/O is now conveniently accessed via an all high quality Neutrik XLR equipped rear panel.
To take it a few steps further, we even added some additional EQ functionality as well as going to all high quality Rotary switches for the front panel controls. In addition to the original High Pass Filter on the Side(now with the easily recall-able rotary switch), we’ve added a High frequency Shelving EQ on the Side. Toggle between frequency selections of 5 kHz, 10 kHz, or 20 kHz to add presence or air on the Side information, effectively widening the Stereo Mix even more, or tame a bright mix by slightly lowering any harsh highs on the Side.