|Type / Tags||MasteringMid-Side|
Leaky will let you leak the side information into the mid channel. It can be useful while mastering if parts of the audio almost disappear in mono.
REMEMBER: Taking the track back to the mix should be your number one choice, tricks like this should not be used if not absolutely necessary.
Example of situations when to use it:
- If the vocals (or a solo instrument) in a track feels to dry in mono because most of the reverb exists in the side channel.
- The track feel overall thin while in mono.
- Most of atmosphere of the whole track is placed in the side and totally get lost while in mono.