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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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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 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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How can I select and delete the left track of a stereo recording in Logic Pro X

Take a look at the bottom of the Channel Strip section. Here you will find a Format button that shows if the track is stereo or mono (there is a two-circle icon indicating it is stereo): or Click-...
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Does professional quality stereo to mono conversion require a special adapter

Well, as you've noticed yourself, it will normally work. This is because both channel outputs should be expected to have the same output impedance, so wiring them parallel effectively creates an ...
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Combine two mono mics into one stereo signal, such that each mic gets its own channel (left and right)

You need a 2 mono to 1 stereo 3.5 adapter. (As it seems the input of the Zoom H1 is a 3.5 mm female jack). This is not a Y combiner. That is a cable with 2 female mono 3.5 mm jack to 1 male stereo 3....
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How to get AUX send mono signal converted to stereo?

I've finally sorted this issue out. It turned out I don't need to have a headphone amp for this and all I really have to use is some cables and adapters. The connection I have now is this: TRS plug ...
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Is it safe to use a stereo cable to carry dual mono audio?

Stereo cables aren't special in any sense that would stop them from operating as independent halves. A common ground might cause some issues if you have two sources with different earth grounds, but ...
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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?

You have a few options, 1) you can buy a 1/8 or 1/4 inch headphone jack and short the L R connections together since (in an unbalanced situation (most regular headphones)) they share a common ground....
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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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Cutting diegetic SFX for 5.1 -- C or LR? (mono / stereo)

As such, I would never mix effects on the sides but nothing in center, and I normally place most effects, and here I'm talking about straight in-frame effects, pretty much centered, with only ...
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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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Best quality encoding when exporting "8-bit 8kHz Mono WAV" sample in Audacity?

8-bit 8K isn't going to be great quality in any case, but WAV is as good as you can do. Straight uncompressed MS-format (RIFF) WAV is the most compatible format for interchange. There are two senses ...
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Which methods exist for converting stereo to mono?

Off the top of my head.. Sum - Adds Signals; any sounds present in both signals are reinforced by a varying amount, depending on how in-phase they are. Subtract - Subtracts one signal from the other(...
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Would it be Stereo or Mono?

I'd record it stereo and if you need mono to fit into the mix or scene better just use one channel. Depending on how large the apartment is supposed to be you could mix and match the channels used.
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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