BMC-2: Side mode is combined as mono. Is that normal?

Question

When pressing the Side mode, the side channels are combined in mono. Is that normal? 

Answer

That's perfectly normal. This feature isn't intended to create an M/S encoder, but to allow monitoring of M and S components separately to check for artifacts (e.g. in lossy data reduction, expanders etc).

If it sent both signals, you would not hear what is in the M vs the S parts.


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