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TOPIC: SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder

SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder 6 days 5 hours ago #51832

  • frieddr
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With DIRAC on playing on my SHD studio my left channel is noticeably louder and the stereo image is shifted to the left slightly. I can compensate for this by shifting balance on my preamp, but is there a way to diagnose the cause of this and adjust my measurements or settings in DIRAC?
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SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder 6 days 5 hours ago #51833

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I get this a bit with certain recordings. I used REW to compare left and right and actually they were equal so I left my balance central.

Check how REW measures before adjusting anything.
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SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder 6 days 3 hours ago #51836

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timing and delay, I believe, are factored on the main listening position measurement. I've had the same results, and sometimes I'll shift my mic on that position to compensate just a little bit.
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SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder 5 days 23 hours ago #51842

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If you look in the plugin, what are the Dirac gain and delay values (on the inputs)?

Was the central microphone position you measured accurately where the middle of your head is when listening?
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SHD studio DIRAC filter makes left channel louder 5 days 26 minutes ago #51861

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Ultrasonic wrote:
If you look in the plugin, what are the Dirac gain and delay values (on the inputs)?

Was the central microphone position you measured accurately where the middle of your head is when listening?

Exactly. You can see this under the input tab when you first connect to the SHD plugin.

E.g. Dirac decreased my right channel by -1.4db. That’s for good reason since that side is quite close to a wall and my left side is open. However, I think Dirac was a little heavy handed so in the SHD plugin input matrix I have set +0.3db gain on the right channel to add just a little back. That centers the sound best to my ears.
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