I haven't done much encoding for years. With digital discrete technology there is little reason to encode anything. I thought of getting the Involve encoder to try it out but again have no real need to encode anything.
I did try encoding with Audition both SQ and QS and it worked out well but was a lot of work. Someone else wrote scripts for that purpose, I would likely use the script if I wanted to encode anything. I also found an eBay bargain a circle surround encoder that I was playing around with but it only does L,R,C,S like DS.
Originally I used my encoder to make SQ encoded cassettes from my reel tapes and Q8's.
I built and sold a several encoders, one went to Fizzy. I sold my last one (the version with the adjustable synth) many years ago. I had intentions of constructing a new one using the 8-pole filter of the S&IC and collected up many close tolerance capacitors. I was going to parallel then to make up the required values. The Audionics used specially made capacitors in rather odd values. I never got around to that, Now I have three composers so I could rig up a couple up to do encoding, if I wanted to.
Because the S&IC has it's own syth mode I have no need of using a circuit like that of the RE article. It would be good for someone with a descent SQ decoder like a Lafayette, to get stereo enhancement with some logic enhancement behind it. From what I recall all those seventies SQ decoders used their logic for SQ only, RM/Stereo enhancement was all done passively.