(M)exican (S)easide

Mexican Seaside is a unique Mid-Side collection of ocean sounds gathered during the summer of 2017 in the Yucatán Peninsula – Mexico. It contains sandy and rocky beach ambient sounds, with no human activity. These sounds were recorded at sunrise (on various days) with a Zoom H6 on a Joby GorillaPod and a MS capsule (MSH-6) covered by a Rycote Mini Windjammer. Mid-side allows you to actually adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded. It provides total mono compatibility for recordings that may eventually be played back in mono, such as TV broadcasts.
The package contains a MS-RAW folder plus a LR folder with all the files decoded to stereo for quick use.

Here is what you get in “Mexican Seaside”:

MS-RAW Interleaved Files (stereo versions is included as well)
Comma-separated values file (.csv)
Excel spreadsheet (.xls)
License Agreement (.pdf)
Artwork – by Boombang Design (.jpg)
_Extras (Photos)

• Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
• Bit Depth: 24-bit
• Uncompressed size: 4.95 GB

The “left” channel contains the unidirectional MID element , while the “right” channel contains the signal from the bi-directional SIDE pattern.
To obtain stereo from this requires M/S matrixing software: Left => MID + SIDE, Right => MID – SIDE (wherein the apparent width of the stereo field is controlled by the ratio of MID/SIDE).