Sound designer and recordist Charles Maynes has written a great nuts-and-bols article about mid-side recording, posted on the field sepulchra blog a few days ago. The theory and practice of Mid-Side recording doesn’t get as much attention as its rockstar cousins, A-B and X-Y stereo configurations, which is odd because Mid-Side is an efficient, logical and just useful technique with which to capture sound.
Check out Charles Maynes’ excellent article here.
And if after reading it you’re wondering, like I was, PITA is: Pain. In. The. Ass.
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