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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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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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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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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

I want to playback my mp3 files from pc through my old stereo speaker system The problem is, it can play from sources like radio, CD, tape and usb. It also has a jack called 'phone', so it is ...
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How to turn a stereo speaker into mono

I have a JBL ARENA 6ICDT stereo speaker. When I was buying it, I simply assumed it's mono since it is a single speaker, but now I can see the two inputs. Now I need to provide the same signal to both ...
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Connecting Instruments to an Audio Interface

My plan is as follows: I have a Yamaha CP300 stage piano, a Yamaha silent violin and a microphone. I want to be able to record the original sounds from the instruments with e.g. Garageband. Im using a ...
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Recording mono compatible audio with Sony PCM-M10 (RE50N/D-B mic)

I am recording with the Sony PCM-M10 using the RE50N/D-B mic with an XLR to 1/8" cable. This creates a stereo file. I've previously tried mixing this down to mono, but the L and R channels seem to ...
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Turning a stereo track that peaks in one channel, into a mono track that doesn't (Adobe Audition)

I have a stereo track of someone alternating between screaming and whispering. When he whispers, the left channel sounds great. When he screams, it peaks, but then the right channel sounds great. Is ...
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Synths with different stereo spread / width?

I was wondering if anyone had some tips for getting that kind of stereo feeling on specific sounds? Here is an example: I love the way this track has been built as it ...
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How do I conform stereo offline proxies to original multitrack media?

I am currently working on a 10 minute short film. Here are the facts: Original media is 6K RED footage. Audio synced manually in Resolve 12. No. of audio channels range from 2 to 6. HD proxies ...
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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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Microphone preamplifier for live stereo recording

I'm looking for a simple, compact, high quality but reasonably priced 2-channel microphone preamplifier. I will use the preamp with a stereo microphone with two phono connectors so the inputs need to ...
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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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When should I trust my ears over the phase/vector/lissajous scope?

Let's say I have a sound I like. I start mixing down, and I see that it is all over the place on the phase-scope; that is, the signal looks like it has some significant out-of-phase components. I've ...
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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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From stereo to mono

There is an audio splitter from 1 stereo to 2 mono. The stereo plug is connected to the common audio exit of the pc. If I connect the stereo jack of audio headset with the mono1, why do I listen the ...
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RCA in to a Microphone Input

I am trying to use a TV as an audio source on an amp. The amp only has 2 sets of RCA inputs while the other 3 inputs are mic jacks. The mic hacks have a switch over them that selects between - "line"...
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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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setup for having an amp output mono to two speakers

I have two passive bookshelf speakers Micca - MB42X and would like to use a single amp to send the same audio signal to each speaker. I do not want one speaker to receive the left channel and one to ...
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microphone distance in spaced omnidirectional field recording

What is your prefered microphone spacing in AB stereo (spaced omnidirectional microphones) for field recordings, and why?
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Will stereo compression affect stereo image?

What happens with the stereo image when compressing stereo program material using a linked dual compressor with a combined internal sidechain (a "stereo compressor")? Is the stereo image reduced, ...
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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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Duplicating mono AUX signal to headphones [duplicate]

My mixer has two Aux Sends. I want to connect headphones to them, but each will only send a signal to one ear. What I want to do is sort of like this with the significant difference being that I ...
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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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Can you have white noise in stereo?

I want to produce a sound file that is a sample of pure digitally generated white noise. I can make the noise myself. My question is: is there any point in having the sample file in stereo? As ...
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Effect for reducing stereo spread

I have a synthesizer and I have a stereo sound that needs to have reduced stereo spread. I only can use an onboard synthesizer effect for that, and I was wondering if there is an effect known by ...
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Can this cable combine two microphones into a stereo signal?

I want to combine two of these micropones into one stereo signal. This cable looks like the one suggested in this thread, but it seems like its meant for audio output. Do you suppose it could do the ...
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Mixers conducting stereo signal from TRS to line out R/L - are there some? Where to find?

I'm completely green in those topics. However, there raised a need, or maybe for now an interest of mixer and what I request you is simple and accurate answer. I want to, inter alia, link 3 devices: ...
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If a track contains two channels, is the track stereo?

If a track contains two channels, does that mean that the track is stereo? Conversely, is a stereo sound always stored as a track with two channels recorded in the track?
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Why is vocal centered while instruments aren't in a stereo file?

Why is a stereo file created so that the vocals are present at an equal volume in both the left and right channels, while instruments are louder in either the left or the right channel? I.e. what is ...
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Create spatial sound illusions that work in headphones and speakers

I am curious if anyone has experience making fairly realistic / hyperrealistic spatial audio illusions (for instance the impression of someone circling around your head) that work both with headphone ...
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Is there a way to copy my panning pattern from one audio file to another?

I'm working in adobe audition and I have a very intricately designed panning patter for one of my tracks. I could go brute force and do it on each track (about 3, so not too tragic, probably an hour ...
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Is there such a thing as Balanced stereo cable?

From the look of it, left and right channels have common ground, but still all the cables I've found so far are just two balanced cables glued together. Why no one created 5-wires cable and saved 20% ...
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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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Is it possible to simulate stereo audio in one channel?

Becoming (recently) deaf in one ear, I really miss listening to stereo music properly. So my question is, is it is possible to listen to 2 channel (stereo) music, with an effect reasonably similar ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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Sound coming from behind using stereo field

Hey all, I'm working on a sci-fi actiony flick right now, very low budget so mixing in surround is not an option. I have a scene where a robot with a jetpack is landing behind someone, off screen in ...
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Is there any difference over using an optical jack over RCA in a 2.1 set? [closed]

I've got a 2.1 sound equipment, with two 'tower' speakers, containing each 2 loudspeakers and one bass speaker, and a primary bass speaker, apart. I want to connect my Macbook to this installation ...
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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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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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Compressor Questions and Making a 5.1 Mix with 95% in Stereo? [closed]

I've been editing videos for a few years now and have always done my sound editing in Final Cut Pro (7).. But with this new big documentary project I'm working on, I'm hoping to make Soundtrack Pro my ...
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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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Is there a way to distinguish stereo from binaural signals (algorithmically)?

When I am listening to music using head-phones, I find listening to stereo recordings rather tiring, so I am using a cross-feed-plugin (http://bs2b.sourceforge.net) which to my perception improves the ...
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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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Bad to connect a different speaker in each channel of a stereo amp? [closed]

Will it damage the speakers or amp if I connect non-matching speakers to it? For example: a Paradigm speaker (7seMk3) to the left channel (it's tweeter doesn't work, but the 2 woofers are nice and ...
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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Record cassettes using computer

I know there are a lot of devices that take cassettes and digitize them into MP3s, but I'm looking to do the opposite. I'm looking for a device that I can plug my computer's (or phone or whatever) ...
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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 ...