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Why does ffmpeg's conversion from mono to stereo lower the volume?

1 - It seems that FFmpeg attempts to respect a common pan law (when routing a centered mono track to a stereo track, lower the mono signal by - 3 dB on each channel of the stereo track). The goal is ...
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Convert mono output to stereo?

There are two answers to your question. Simple answer has been given by ObscureRobot here. I only add to make sure your source already completely summed to mono, otherwise the right channel will be ...
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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

I just came up with a rule of thumb. I don't know if it is is really any good or not, but maybe worth considering. If you are taking things away (cleanup) better to do it in mono. If you are adding ...
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Research question 6.5mm jacks connecting to macbook pro headphones

You have the wrong adapter. You have a signal splitter rather an a dual mono to stereo converter. 3.5mm and 6.5mm jacks have multiple possible configurations of the connector. The most common are ...
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PA Mixer monitor - mono to stereo headphones

It's a mono output jack, so needs a mono jack, or preferably TRS with bridge, if you're going to a stereo headphone amp. A regular TRS > TRS will arrive at the headphone amp as one side of a 'stereo' ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

I have solved my problem by using a 3.5mm to RCA splitter, then splitting each left/channel again with another RCA splitter (making 2 left channel RCAs, 2 right channel RCAs), then merging both RCA ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

If you only have one speaker, you will only be able to output mono sound. Stereo sound requires two speakers. By convention, you should use the left 1/4 in. output to run to your speaker and ensure ...
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Field Recording: Stereo vs. Mono

The answer is MS, or Mid-side. There are 2 types of "ambiance" situations that are very different. The first is dialogue recording with mono mics. Mono ambiances from those mics are needed to patch ...
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How to convert a stereo MP3 to mono MP3

On Linux systems like Ubuntu, you can use ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -c:a libmp3lame -q:a 2 -ac 1 output.mp3 where: -c:a libmp3lame: The audio codec to use -q:a 2: The audio quality (bitrate), see ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

Those outputs are actually mono. When combined they provide the desired stereo effect You can use the cable to connect the L or R output to the speaker, yet need to be careful when using panning on ...
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Is it possible to use a M/S microphone as a mono mic?

SOME M/S microphones provide discrete access to the Mid and Side outputs, but most provide only the matrixed Left and Right derived signal outputs. Your question cannot be definitively answered as ...
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Can I plug a balanced stereo quarter inch jack into an unbalanced mono input?

Let's start with what's right (though likely by accident). The SM57 is a dynamic microphone not needing phantom power (otherwise the scheme would be doomed to failure without a separate phantom power ...
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How can I convert a mono file to stereo (same audio on both channels)?

The key is to start with cursor at the beginning and just your mono track - make sure it's selected by clicking it. Then click [CTL] C to copy it. Next, click below the track so nothing is selected. ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

You want to duplicate the signal on both the tip and ring of each speaker. So basically, Source Left (tip) gets wired to tip and ring on the left. Source Right (ring) gets wired to tip and ring on the ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

I know it's been a year since the OP, though it looks like no easy solution was found. What you want is known as a DJ Cable. As the name implies, typical use-case is for splitting headphone and ...
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Can I connect a bass guitar directly to my mixer?

That the channel is "stereo" is really not important as long as you use the L/mono input. But there are other things to consider: The load impedance (mixer input impedance) should be higher than the ...
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What joint stereo bitrate is equivalent to 64k mono?

Joint stereo is only really useful for actual stereo recordings. What you are recording here (with two microphones on a table) is actually dual-mono, which is very different to "stereo" as there is no ...
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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

This is called crosstalk: the signal on the left channel leaks into the right channel. When you have 2 audio circuits (left and right) close together without being shielded, the electromagnetic fields ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

Pretty sure this is the cable you need. Sends tip to one side and Ring to another. https://amazon.com/dp/B000068O5H/
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Questions regarding mono / stereo during mixdown

It depends on the effect, but probably yes. If your effects are all true separate stereo processes with no time-shift, then no; but consider that even a simple true stereo echo, set to provide ...
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mono audio channels

633 will in most cases be recording two mix tracks (L,R) and multiple ISO tracks. If there is boom and wireless lavaler being recorded usual practice is boom on tbe left and radios mixed to right. ...
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Separate speakers from stereo microphones

What you are describing is called 'spill'. It is a very usual problem in recordings - especially drum sets where you have many sources and many microphones close together. The most common solution ...
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How can I convert a mono file to stereo (same audio on both channels)?

Audacity allows you to create a stereo mix of two mono channels. I would create a new mono track, and place it below your original mono audio. I would copy and paste the audio to this new track. Then ...
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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

The decisive step for answering this question is the "converting to stereo" step. You are adding another dimension not present in the original after the step. If this step is done with a specialized ...
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for field recording(nature/wildlife) use Mono or Stereo XRL- NGT2 into Tascam DR-100mkii?

First off, you want stereo for "spot" recordings. For that you need at least 2 microphones, so unfortunately your Rode mic does you no good by itself for that application. However, your Tascam has ...
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Phones mini-usb to record stereo

There are many solutions to recording stereo (or "dual mono" if you wish) through the USB port into a phone or tablet or computer. You did not state a budget, but this looks pretty good to me.... ...
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Phones mini-usb to record stereo

Connecting the two microphones by means of the Y adaptor will connect the microphones electrically, so it may work up to a point (depending on the microphones), but: You will only be able (at best) ...
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Mono and stereo jacks

Nope, the best case scenario - you'll only get one good sounding mono channel. Stereo cords and adapters have two rings on their jack while mono only has one
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Is the perceived power of 2x60W the same as 1x120W?

There should not be any significant difference if it is the same cabinet. A typical Marshall 1960A cabinet comes with the options 4/16 Ohm mono or 2x8 Ohm stereo. If your amp supports bridged mode, ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

You are not compelled to create a stereo mix if you can handle only a monaural output. Simply use the "PAN" controls on the inputs to send everything to the LEFT (or CENTER, etc.) and use just the ...
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