MSED is a professional audio encoder-decoder AAX, AudioUnit and VST plugin for mid-side processing which is able to encode (split) the incoming stereo signal into two components: mid-side pair, and vice versa: decode mid-side signal pair into stereo signal.
MSED is also able to work in the “inline” mode with the ability to adjust mid and side channels’ gain and panning without the need of using two plugin instances in sequence.
MSED can be used to flip the phase of the mid and side channels by 180 degrees, and swap the stereo channels, and to extract the mid or side channel.
MSED features the “plasma” vector scope, stereo correlation and balance meters which make it easier to monitor the stereo information present in the audio signal.
Mid-side encoder and decoder
“Plasma” vector scope
Stereo correlation and balance meters
Input channel swapping
180-degree phase flipping
Contextual hint messages
All sample rates support
Zero processing latency
User interface color schemes
Resizable user interface
Retina and HighDPI support
This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification. Plugins with AAX version available can be loaded in ProTools 12+.
This plugin is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later versions, 64-bit Intel processor-based) computers (2.5 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 4 GB of system RAM, SSE4.2 instructions support required, e.g. any Intel Core i-, AMD Bulldozer- or Zen-based processor). A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform and audio plugin specification.
Compatible Windows and macOS plugin software: Cubase, Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Presonus Studio One, FL Studio, Cakewalk, Nuendo, WaveLab, GarageBand, Vegas, SoundForge, Audition, Samplitude, Digital Performer, Mixcraft, Bitwig Studio, Edius, others.
If you cannot get plugin to work on macOS High Sierra/Mojave, you have to logout from the system and login again, it’s a known issue not caused by plugin’s own bug.
May 21, 2019: Voxengo is happy to announce the release of version 3.1 of its MSED plugin – a free professional audio encoder/decoder plugin for mid/side processing. Plugin is available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plugin formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.
This version optimizes the “plasma” vector scope so that it both looks better now and consumes less CPU resources; adds Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.