BETA039 is available. Most important change:
- Added L/R band linking/channel separation level compensation, sounds more open, with louder vocals when other instruments kick in.
Can you tell us exactly where we find these new functions?
Next to "Channel separation" and "Channel linking" there's now a new setting "Constant sum". The higher you set it the more any level drops will be compensated.
The issue is this: If for example a drum is very loud on one channel, and channel linking is enabled, then both
channels are lowered to the level of the lowest one. Which means, among others, that a drum on one channel sounds quieter than a drum at half that level on both channels. Loud instruments on either channel cause the whole level to go down, including vocals. So, turning this protection on makes the sound more open, more dynamic and keeps vocals louder when more (stereo) instruments kick in. It also sounds more stereo.
Note that this has no effect if you're not using channel linking/low separation. The reason to use the combination of these things is that it better maintains stereo information, so it sounds wider, without any stereo widening.