What Is Double MS?
Double MS is a clever adaptation of the better known MS stereo mic array. By adding an additional rear-facing cardioid mic to an MS array the pickup can be extended to 360 degrees. Using this free plug-in this double MS signal can be decoded to virtual mic arrays in a similar way to an ambisonic signal using a Soundfield or Ambeo mic
How Do You Use Schoeps Double MS?
This plugin is calibrated for the SCHOEPS Double M/S Microphone, but it will also work with any other Double M/S Mic Setup. It will provide optimal results only on tracks that have been recorded with a 3-microphone (Double M/S) setup.
The SCHOEPS "Double MS Tool" plugin decodes the three signals of the Double MS system. It creates a 5.0 Surround signal on the basis of three microphone signals.
The plug-in enables customised, intuitive decoding on a realtime WYSIWYG basis.
With the plug-in the spatial and timbral fidelity of the resulting 5.0 Surround signal can be optimally achieved.
Easy decoding of the Double MS microphone signals to Stereo or Surround
Intuitive, realtime WYSIWYG control of the virtual microphone parameters including polar pattern, offset angle, rotation and gain
Realtime display of the virtual microphone patterns in a coloured polar plot window
Increase or decrease the gain of the diffuse sound which is extracted from the signals by an a adaptive algorithm
Enhance spatial impression by increasing the amount of decorrelation of the extracted diffuse sound Improve the front/back localisation by a high cut filter and a delay on the rear outputs
How Do I Get This Plug-in?
Go To The Plugin Alliance Website, Sign into or sign up for a free account and download the installer. The plugin will need authorising to your account but it is free. This plugin doesn’t require an iLok.