I’ve been using this rack for two years now or more. Also requested it as a standard feature in Ableton library, but to no avail. So here it is, as simple as it gets: mid/side Audio Effect Rack. It consists of two channels, mid channel (width 0%) and side channel (width 200%). That’s all that was needed to make it work… once you know it. The reality is, not many people do.
Now it’s here for everyone to download and use.
Just use simple gain boost/reduction or put different effects in mid and side channel. Solo/mute channels to check mono compatibility. Or do some weird shit, it’s all up to you.
Thanks to Septr from Ableton forum I was able to construct perfectly transparent 8-band DJ mixer out of stock Ableton plugins. It’s very simple to use and minimal on CPU. Also, it’s free. What more could one ask for?
How to use it? Drop an instance on each channel you plan to mix, then crossfade. Typical workflow:
- Swap band 3
- Swap band 2
- Swap band 1
- Fade band 8 all over the mix, fade band 4 when there is too much melodic content
Of course it may work different for your mixing style, different music genre or specific material. But most certainly it will work.
Please do not re-upload this rack, always link to my blog.