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Could a manufacturing flaw cause phase cancellation on headphones?

I got a second-hand Neewer NW-3000 closed headphone which sounds like there is phase cancellation and no stereo effect. So I tested the headphone with a mixer and distinct tones on each channel; I ...
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What is this rotation effect/processor called? (Stereo rotation)

I haven't been able to find this a plugin effect (or hardware processor for that matter), partly because I don't know what generic name it's known by so I could search. Its purpose is to "rotate&...
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Can a circuit designed for mono jacks work with stereo jacks?

I have some schematics for electric guitar pedals that are designed for a mono jack input and output, but I only have stereo jacks, and I want the pedals to work with stereo signals. Can the same ...
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Tascam dr40x 'stereo mode' with built0in mics yields doubled/strange audio

I have a Tascam Dr40x. I have mainly the default settings, recording as mp3 192. When I record in 'stereo record mode' with the built in mics I am getting this weird 'doubled voice' sound. However, ...
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Signal in one channel, noise on both – tool to exploit this for noise reduction

I have a stereo microphone recording that features two sources: The signal is considerably more prominent in the left channel than in the right one. The noise is present in both channels but slightly ...
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Acoustic guitar with 2 pickups, but no internal mixer: what to do to make it mono?

I have a custom Taylor Dan Crary guitar which has two pickups installed. One goes to the left, one to the right stereo channel. One pickup is for the strings, the other for the body sounds (ie. ...
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Binaural vs Stereo: should be audio tracks be designed for headphone listening, in general?

Stereo sound was designed for speakers at a certain distance/angle to the listener. It is now uncommon for people to have such setup, as many people listen either with headphones, or casually (mono ...
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Song exported from FL Studio plays from one side of headphone

I’m working on a song in FL Studio, and I’m encountering a rather puzzling problem. The song plays fine on my laptop, in FL and as an MP3, and comes out of both sides of my headphones. For some reason ...
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How to check if an audio file is mono mixed?

I connect Zoom h4n Pro to my Mac via USB as audio interface. I then record audios with QuickTime. Because I put the h4n on my left hand, the right & left inputs don't have the exact same volumes. ...
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Zoom H4N Audio recording for android videos?

I have seen how to connect the USB B mini to the USB C port for audio recording. However since the Zoom draws power from the USB, I would like to use a stereo jack connector from the phone's USB C (...
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Connecting two lavaliers to DR-40X as stereo audio

I am trying to capture stereo audio with two lavalier microphones. The microphones are the Rode SmartLav+, which has a 3.5mm jack that I believe is TRRS, it works directly with phones. My audio ...
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PC stereo out to mixer

I have a Behringer X2222USB mixer. I am trying to go from the PC 1/8" stereo out to the mixer 1/4" line in and achieve stereo sound. I'm using a 3.5mm 1/8" TRS to Dual 6.35mm 1/4" ...
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How to simulate stereo from a mono audio file with command line or python?

I'm trying to do stereo effect from a mono audio, not a copy of the mono track to another channel. Some examples of stereoizing with Audition and Cubase 5.
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Can I use a stereo cable extensor for a mono microphone [closed]

I just got small microphone to use with my mobile phone. The microphone has no cable, just the 3.5mm jack, but I need some leeway to move the microphone away from my device. I was looking up for ...
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Using XLR to Stereo jack for looping and panning signals, is it a problem?

I'm working on a looping set up. I have three mic's around my drum set going into a mixer and then i pan them to one side. I'll use this side to output the whole drums as 1 signal into an RC-30 looper ...
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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

Noob to sound engineering and not sure if this is a hardware/software query. I am trying to create a audio stream that plays a sound out of just the left channel. Eventually I want to create audio ...
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Connect stereo L+R pair to 2x stereo IKEA FREKVENS speakers

After waiting for a year or two I’m superhappy with the Frekvens lights and audio units. For sure it’s no pro audio but hey, nice for playing around... I’m now puzzeling for the right setup and ...
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Where to find a cable that splits stereo into left and right sound? [closed]

I want to set up 2 Bluetooth speakers to create stereo sound via an audio cable that can separate audio (left and right) into each speaker. I am having a hard time finding one that isn't intended ...
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Export or save audio on Cubase 10.5

I’ve been confused by exporting audio files in cubase. I export a stereo audio file and I get a mono one. Just a moment ago I tried saving the file and it’s fast and in stereo. Does anyone have a ...
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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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Do mobile phones etc. convert stereo music to binaural for earbud listening?

It used to be that everyone listened to music in their homes using hi-fi stereo systems with huge amps and speakers. But today, almost all music is listened to using ear-bud speakers. Stereo sound ...
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Connecting a subwoofer to a 2 channel amplifier [closed]

I'm building a bluetooth speaker, but I'm not satisfacted with the low frequencies, so I decided to add a subwoofer. At the moment I haven't decided which subwoofer exactly, but I'll will be a 4 or 8 ...
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In what situations is it ok to mix stereo VST synths using "Balance" or "True Stereo Panning"?

I make ambient music with usually about 4 - 6 vst instruments (maybe 1 or 2 arpeggiated synths, 1 pad/strings, a lead, a bass, sometimes a little drums/percussion). I've been running vst synths from ...
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Is a "spatial shepard tone" possible?

So, I assume everyone here probably is aware of the "shepard tone" audio illusion, which creates the impression of an ever-decreasing or ever-increasing pitch. What I wonder is, if you had a series of ...
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Why would the BBC have a requirement for recording dual mono?

I'm working my way through the BBC Technical Delivery Standards, and I came across this specification: If mono originated sound is used, it must be recorded as dual mono, so that it may be handled ...
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Is it okay to increase the gain of the master stereo output if enough headroom is available?

Will I suffer any quality loss if in my sequencer (Cubase 10) I turn up the master stereo out volume to reach a certain minimum volume, if this works out without clipping (enough headroom present on ...
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I need some help understanding balanced/unbalanced and mono/stereo cables

I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question. I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from ...
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What joint stereo bitrate is equivalent to 64k mono?

I record a podcast, which has so far consisted of four people around a single microphone. After editing, I export at 64kbps mono. This week we're planning to record with two microphones on the table ...
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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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What's the easiest way to utilize the stereo tracks on my Zoom L-12 as microphone inputs?

I have a Zoom Livetrack L-12, and I'd like to to use the two stereo channels as individual microphone channels. Obviously, I will need a microphone preamp for each of these channels in order to do so. ...
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Loud hiss coming from speakers when on line input

as the title says I have this problem: a loud high-pitched hiss (some 4Khz I believe) coming from speakers when a line input is selected. I have searched for similar problems but all I found seems ...
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Is there a way to split audio?

I have two separate mono speakers. Is there a way to split the output from my computer into two 3.5mm jacks, one being the left channel and the other being the right? Also, I have a SoundBlasterX AE5, ...
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How to achieve stereo width on choruses?

There’s a certain stereo width effect usually put on vocals. It’s usually used on Choruses, I’ve noticed. The effect is a signal that sounds like its coming out of the left and right speakers ...
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How do I 'widen' my PC's stereo?

I only have very low end computer speakers. They only let me to adjust the volume and that's it. Right now I have turned the speakers slightly away from me, and I feel that it Did lessened the issue ...
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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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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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Mixing board output to single Bose L1 compact

How do I connect from a Yamaha MG10xu to a single Bose L1 compact using a TRS cable? Asked another way, do I have to buy another Bose L1 compact to play music? My problem is I can only seem to get ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

I like listening to jazz music using headphones. Most studio recordings feature panning, e.g. piano is mixed centered, bass only on left speaker, drums only on right speaker and so on. While this is ...
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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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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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Are actors' voices in the 2.0 sound positioned in correspondence with where we can see them in the video?

Should actors' voices typically "follow" the actors if they're moving across the screen or if they're simply positioned off-center, when playing the 2.0 or 2.1 version of the movie sound? Or is the 2....
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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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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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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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M/S-stereo signal to mono (for monitoring)

I'm recording in M/S-stereo for radio documentaries and would like to monitor only the M-signal (where the talking usually takes place) in my headphones. Therefore I wonder if I can use a plug like ...
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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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Can I plug a balanced stereo quarter inch jack into an unbalanced mono input?

Basically, I'm trying to figure out a way to run my SM57 through my pedals. I ordered a chord online that's female XLR to male 1/4 inch jack, so that I could plug the xlr into the mic and the jack ...
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Losing sound quality from CD (phono) to mixer (jack)

Can anyone help? I am trying to run my CD/DVD player through my 4-way mixer, so have plugged phono leads out from CD, into the jack (via a small-to-large adapter) on the mixer. I lose massive sound ...
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Faking depth and stereo separation?

I recently ripped a live performance of a song which I really liked. I was converting the ripped song to an appropriate format, intending to title it and plaster a alternate cover art on it when I ...
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Recording stereo audio on an iPhone using an adapter

I'm looking to have a highly portable setup for binaural field recordings, and since I take my phone everywhere, it would be nice to use my iPhone as a recorder. It isn't possible to have stereo mic ...
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