On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:27:58 -0700 (PDT), Matt Brubeck wrote:
>On Aug 26, Andrew J. Holland wrote:
>> Can Audacity remove the center channel from popular music tracks.
>Yes. To remove the center channel from a stereo track, first click on
>the track's title and choose "Split Stereo Track" from the drop-down
>menu. Then select one of the channels and apply the Invert effect.
>Finally, change both tracks to Mono and mix them together using the
>Quick Mix command.
>This works better on some tracks than others. It works best on tracks
>that don't contain much reverb or processing, and which haven't been
>compressed into Ogg or MP3 files.
A phase invertion switch might be a good idea. I kinda like being able to decode
MS recordings on the fly with Vegas. MS recordings are two channel recordings,
where the first is a omnidirectional recording and the second a
bi-directional(figure 8 style pattern). The first is mixed center, the second on
the left, with a phase inverted version of the second mixed in on the right. You
control the width of the stereo signal by adding more of the bi-directional
signals, the more width you want.