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Stereo and mono cables and jacks? What happens when you cross them?

I'm trying to get an understand of the effects of stereo and mono cables and jacks. This is complex because my mixer has both only mono jacks, and my devices -- most of them -- only have stereo ...
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Why does ffmpeg's conversion from mono to stereo lower the volume?

We start with this mono file: test.wav In audacity it looks like this: Then we convert it to stereo with this command: ffmpeg -i test.wav -ac 2 out.wav Now it looks like this: Notice that the ...
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Mono mixing - How to avoid mono “fatigue”?

I'm mixing down a live album from a mono source. The tracks contain guitar, mandolin, vocals, and backing vocals all on one mono track. The audio was captured straight from the tape-out of a mixing ...
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A basic question: What is the difference between Mono, Stereo, Dolby and Ultra-Stereo? (Don't worry, not looking for a detailed answer…)

Hi there, I'm producing and directing a documentary (for the first time!) and I'm currently filling out a profile of our film that will be seen by a number of industry executives (including possible ...
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How to convert a stereo MP3 to mono MP3

We had an MP3 created for a message greeting on our phone system. It is stereo MP3, not sure what the bit rate is, but is sampled at 44.1k. Our sound system requires it to be in this format: 16 bit ...
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Workflow Question: Batch splitting stereo tracks into mono?

I have files recorded on a Zoom H4N, the files are stereo, lav recorded to left channel and and shotgun microphone recorded to the right channel. Is there a program (ideally that works on a mac) for ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

My mixer has 1/4" STEREO out L and R (+4 dbu) and music store sold me 1/4" male to male one ring (mono) cable so just want to check is this a right cable to connect with speaker? I have only one ...
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Field Recording: Stereo vs. Mono

Hello everyone! Just a quick question regarding field recordings. Primarily, do people tend to record field sounds (excluding dialogue) in mono? When would a situation arise where it would be ...
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How to get AUX send mono signal converted to stereo?

I have a small mixer (Soundcraft Spirit Folio Lite) with 2 AUX sends that I want to use for monitoring. I'm plugging one of those AUX sends to the CD/MP3 in of my POD HD500X guitar multieffect so I ...
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Does combining the left&right speaker signals cause me to lose part of the sound?

Ancient speaker system in the pool hall I'm in charge of. It's got that kind of jack with a red and white opening that feed together into one wire that plugs into my laptop. You can tell I know what ...
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How can I select and delete the left track of a stereo recording in Logic Pro X

I have a simple question about the audio editor from Logic Pro X. After recording some ambience of a outdoor scene I've seen that I was recording the scene in stereo. I used only one microphone which ...
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Does professional quality stereo to mono conversion require a special adapter

I know this is going to sound like a really stupid question, but here it goes... I have dual mono 1/4" jacks for the main output from my soundboard. I currently, only have the left side being sent ...
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Can you force a mic/input to be one channel on Mac OS?

I've got an Alesis iO2 Express and a Samson c01 mic plugged into my Mac. The Alesis provides two channels of input, one for each of the mic inputs available on the device. If you plug the mic into the ...
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Best quality encoding when exporting “8-bit 8kHz Mono WAV” sample in Audacity?

I would like to know if there is a difference in the quality of audio when choosing between 8-bit WAV formats in Audacity Export? My Current method: Change "Project Rate (Hz)" in the bottom left ...
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Research question 6.5mm jacks connecting to macbook pro headphones

I have a problem with my hardware for an experiment I am preparing to run. I have bought a pair of research grade etymotic earphones for circa £500. They end up in two 6.5mm jacks. I need to plug them ...
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Combine two mono mics into one stereo signal, such that each mic gets its own channel (left and right) [duplicate]

I am recording with Zoom H1. I have two ATR-3350 lav mics. They are self-powered and have 3.5 mm (1/8") mono miniplug. I would like to combine them into one stereo signal such that the left channel ...
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Is it safe to use a stereo cable to carry dual mono audio?

My mixer takes stereo line input via 2 mono TS jacks. My e-drum outputs stereo via 2 mono TS jacks as well. Normally I will need to run 2 mono cables with TS jacks at each end from e-drum to mixer. ...
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Stereo versus mono lps

I'm not asking about anyone's preference, only an explanation of an observation. Jazz and Rock records recorded in mono are often preferred by active listeners, collectors. They command a higher ...
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Can I connect a bass guitar directly to my mixer?

Is it possible to play a bass guitar through one of the stereo channels (L/mono) for example, on Behringer ZENYX 1823 sound mixer?
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Cutting diegetic SFX for 5.1 — C or LR? (mono / stereo)

Just curious how you guys decide when to use stereo or mono SFX when cutting for a 5.1 feature. By SFX, I mean diegetic sounds. I mean this as a question about channels, when do you put these sounds ...
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How can I simply record, edit, and export one track of V/O?

My sister has a mic, a good voice, and a Mac, and she's getting voice-over work. I'm trying to help her set up a simple home studio, and so far we haven't hit on any combination of hardware and ...
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How to efficiently remove one audio channel in mpeg2 video?

Situation: thirteen 700mb 1hr long mpeg2 videos with 2 audio channels. Only left channel contains corresponding audio, right channel contains nothing but barely hearable static noise. How do I get rid ...
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Combining two balanced mono outputs to seperate channels of a single stereo jack.

I have two balanced outs of an interface I want to use as L and R channels on a pair of headphones. I know the single stereo jack won't carry a balanced signal to the headphones, but I want to make ...
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Recording Mono with H2 or H4

I once again sincerely apologize if this is a newb question, but here goes: I recorded quite a bit of stuff with my H2 in it's different configurations to get some good ambiences (one, by the way, ...
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mono audio channels

I'm editing a film and have been given external audio, recorded using a sounddev 633 I believe. The external audio files have 5 mono tracks when I open them in Avid, some files have just 4 mono ...
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Separate speakers from stereo microphones

I have two audio tracks of dialogue: First, the speech of the client, second, the speech of the manager. The recording was done with two microphones. Unfortunately, each track contains the little ...
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Wire mono microphone to stereo jack?

I have a microphone with 2 wires, and a cable jack with 3 wires. How do I wire them together? Basically i took apart a usb headset and got a microphone with 2 wires, then i cut a jack cable 3.5mm. I'...
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DX Stems - Mono or Stereo?

So I have a post template I work with all the time. Some DX tracks (all mono), some FX tracks (half mono and half stereo) some FO tracks (all mono), and some MX tracks (all stereo). Through ...
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What are some things you would never record in Stereo?

What are some sound sources you would never want to record in Stereo? and the next part of the question: What are some sound sources you would never want to record in Mono? My rule of thumb is ...
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Making stereo out of mono.

I got a small video to mix turned over to me where the ambiences were all mono (this was a quickie and the FX were cut by the picture editor). It may be quicker for me to find some stereo FX to place ...
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How can I use the output of a wireless mic reciever as a wireless monitor and get audio on both sides of my headphones?

I referred to this Q&A, but I'm still confused: Stereo and mono cables and jacks? What happens when you cross them? I have this wireless lav set: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-EW-112P-G3-A-...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

I am looking for a specific adapter that splits a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack into left/right mono WITH 2 RING CONNECTORS. I have two separate speakers (JBL Charge 3) and want to use one as left an the ...
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Is it possible to use a M/S microphone as a mono mic?

Is it a normal mono sound you get if you use a M/S stereo mic by only plugging in the left or center? Does it sound like a normal mono shotgun mic?
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Would it be Stereo or Mono?

I am recording ambience and sound effects for a room and there is one open window in the room with traffic outside. I was wondering if that traffic sound coming through only the window would be stereo ...
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Questions regarding mono / stereo during mixdown

I've been making a lot of super layered sounds recently, being quite militant about the m/s separation for certain layers, (sub and lower mids in mono, upper mids and tops in stereo). I generally ...
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Mono and stereo jacks

I want to hook up my computer to an amp, but I only have a mono cord at this point, and that has the 1/4 inch bit. If the 1/8 inch adapter was stereo, would the mono cord end up picking up all those ...
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Is the perceived power of 2x60W the same as 1x120W?

I have a guitar amplifier which is rated at 120w (solid state). It has two outputs (A & B) both of 60W each. If I were to run both of these outputs into a 2x12 cabinet in stereo (output A to ...
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Can I record in stereo using Scarlett 2i2 and Audition?

I have purchased a Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface and will be purchasing an Audio Technica AT2035. Am I able to record in stereo using the Scarlett 2i2 from my standard output jack on my Mac, or would ...
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How can I duplicate a mono track into a second channel to create “Stereo”?

How can I convert mono track audio into stereo sound using Adobe Auditions?
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Is mono (single channel) audio always played to *both speakers?

I've got some audio that was recorded mono but converted to pseudo stereo by inverting the audio and copying it to a second channel. I'm trying to reverse the process and wondering if I should just ...
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Garageband Static When Switching from Stereo to Mono

When pulling a stereo-track mp3 into Garageband with only one channel, before this latest update to 10.2.0, if I changed the input source from stereo to mono, there was no issue. However, after this ...
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Intelligent downmix of stereo to mono

Is there a technique for intelligently downmixing stereo to mono with FFmpeg or similar? As we know, a signal phased between the left and right channels can cancel each other out when mixed together. ...
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Is it safe to use headphones with mono jacks into stereo jacks on a modern PC?

If I understand correctly, plugging a mono jack into a stereo socket would short the right channel of the stereo to the ground. Yet most audio amplifiers have a short detection/protection circuit in ...
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Convert mono output to stereo?

I plan on buying the Behringer MICROMIX MX 400 line mixer because it's really cheap and I don't need more than 4 input channels. The only problem is that it has a mono output. I tried searching for ...
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Updated: Can I split 1 live stereo input steam into 2 mono streams, in Mac OS

In Mac OS ... Can I create 2 mono audio streams (is buses the right word?) from a live stereo signal input? I do not need to record these streams. I just want to convert 1 stereo input into 2 mono ...
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how to do a film mix- 5.1 and mono

i would like to know how to do a proper film mix -both mono and 5.1 in details. what are the steps one should follow? is it necessary to EQ all dialogue tracks, foley and fx tracks? if so, why? also ...
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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

Source file: WAV44/24bit/Mono If I wanted to do a basic cleanup/sweeten in Audition of this mono voice recording, would I perform the edits BEFORE converting to stereo or AFTER? Thanks in advance.
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PA Mixer monitor - mono to stereo headphones

Using the monitor output my PA Mixer, Yamaha EMX66M, to a Sterling S104H headphone amp via a TRS cable, I am only getting sound in one ear. The mixer is mono, so I assume the monitor out isn't capable ...
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How can I convert a mono file to stereo (same audio on both channels)?

I used Audacity to create mono "audiobook" files (such as can be heard here), and want to create an audio CD from them for submission to CreateSpace. They, though, require that the files be in .AIFF ...
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Mobile Game Sound Effect Delivery; Mono or Stereo?

Does anyone know what the standard format of a sound effect asset delivery is for a mobile phone game? Is it better to deliver stereo sounds or mono? Does it all depend on the device and software ...