Flip polarity of one stereo channel?

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    Trickybit
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    Subject says it. Can I flip the polarity of one of my drum overheads? I couldn’t find a way in the manual or by fiddling. Nor in forum search.

    #119259
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    mfusa
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    Yes, page 79 and 80 of the user manual show this. If you try to do it from the processing tab you will not be shown the preamp options on a quick fire channel. You will have to convert it to a regular channel to see the option. Or, instead you can access it via the config/inputs section by pressing on the input channel. Here it can be done whether it is quick fire or regular.

    #119260
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    Thank you for your reply.

    I don’t believe that answers my question. I can see the “Invert Polarity” button on all my channels.

    But my overheads are a pair, linked together using the “Stereo Link” button in the Inputs Config screen.

    The polarity option would seem to apply to both of these, which is helpful, but I want to know if I can flip just one of them, so they sound best on the snare drum, etc.

    Neither page 80 nor the Processing detail screen for a linked pair of inputs seems to have that option. I’m hoping it’s not “Unlink, flip one, relink” because that would be both a glitch in the workflow, and not possible to see once linked, I think.

    #119262
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    Gotcha. Typically when you link channels they share the same preamp attributes. I don’t know of a way to change the attributes for half of a channel. You could possibly do it electrically in the cable itself or unlink the channels and treat them as two mono channels that you pan accordingly.

    Perhaps someone else may have an idea.

    #119271
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    I’m hoping it’s not “Unlink, flip one, relink” because that would be both a glitch in the workflow, and not possible to see once linked, I think.

    To my humble knowledge this is a normal behaviour of the inverse polarity function when you link 2 channels.

    Why don’t just let them unlinked ? Just copy/past processing and PAN them L/R.

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