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In making sound files, I want to label different variations of the same sound that have different levels of stereo enhancements, one for being when the effect sounds more mono-channel and the other for when the effect sounds very diffused on either side, and one for in between these two.

Is there a convention of terms to describe different levels of stereo enhancement? Like close, mid, far; or spread, centered, mono; or anything like that?

  • In your own vocabulary i would add the phase term too. Very widespread mixes have content in the antiphase areas, so extreme spread should be close to 100% anti-phase, maybe some percentages? 80 stereo - 20 anti phase naming could help.. – frcake Apr 22 at 11:47
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There are no standard conventions for this. You are free to use whatever labels you like. I would, however suggest that we continue to use the term "monophonic" for a stereo signal where the difference component is zero.

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