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George,
First off - Thanks for the opportunity to interact.

I just purcahsed a used TC finalizer and spent the first week exploring the device on a previously completed mix comming off my Akai DR8/ProMix 01/Cubase sequencer based project studio.

Playing with the stereo field adjust feature in the insert section of the TC box led me to believe that past frustrations were caused by attempting to tweak bass and lead vocal EQ/compression/levels when the real problem may have had to do with the stereo field.

Specifically, when I use the TC feature to increase the center/mono signal 5% versus the difference L-R information the definition of these sounds improved beyond what I could achieve with EQ /comperession alone applied to these individual elements in the mix. I do check for proper L/R phase relationships - this was not the issue.

In subsequent mixes-in progress this has led me to explore not panning the effects for these sounds hard L/R. (These items themselves are center panned.) I sparingly use chrus/rvb on the DI'ed bass and a delay on the vocal.

Do you normally hard pan such effects? Any other comments/suggestions given what I've described?

Cheers,
Ken Favata

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Dear Ken,

I've looked at this several times in the last week and have tried to search my soul for a response.

I generally do not screw with the stereo width seperately from my panning set-up (which does indeed feature some things panned hard left and right) but, you know, there's really no reason why you shouldn't. Sounds like you're onto something good. You are aware that pushing the "sides" up has the effect of bringing the lead (in the center, I assume) down while leaving it's efx hot.

As Al Schmidt has often said, "I just turn knobs until it sounds right."

George


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