Ben Asaro wrote:Now, I know people were poo-poo'ing the idea of mid-side processing being an effect; and I agree, it's a process, not really an effect -- but I'll be damned if you can't hear it on these examples; it definitely creates a really interesting sound: it has stereo width but also a really strong center image with lots of low frequency girth. Adding the reverb makes it suuuuuper wide, however.
Sorry... I'm still at a loss as to exactly what your processing chain is and what's feeding the inputs of the MS decoder...
But MS isn't an 'effect' or a 'process', it's a format conversion, plain and simple. The more you put into the Sides channel, the wider the image gets.