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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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Sound coming from behind using stereo field

Well one method is to invert the phase of one channel of the stereo signal. It's a trick long used in moviemaking. When the sound has phase correlation and definite stereo image ("phantom"), we can ...
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Create spatial sound illusions that work in headphones and speakers

ReaSurround in Reaper is pretty good, after reading your question I did find this post in the Reaper forums that does pretty much exactly what you want. http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=...
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Faking depth and stereo separation?

It depends on what you mean by “cleaner” really. Is this a professional or amateur recording? If you just want to improve the recording, then there are many things you can try. EQing to get a better ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Create spatial sound illusions that work in headphones and speakers

When I was studying computer music at Eastman back in the late '90's, this is something that was being actively developed by the composing community. The best effects rely on understanding ...
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If a track contains two channels, is the track stereo?

multiple channels doesn't mean that its stereo. It could be Dual Mono where the 2 channels have no correlation to each other or it could be a mono track but taking up 2 channels for "stereo" playback....
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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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Will stereo compression affect stereo image?

As you specify using a 'stereo linked compressor', neither the timing relation or the level differences between both channels should be modified. Therefore, the stereo width should be unaffected. That'...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

You could have a look into processing the recordings with the help of a binaural panning tool such as the one included in Logic. You would import the two channels of your audio files as two seperate ...
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Why would the BBC have a requirement for recording dual mono?

This is often the case where you have a single microphone feeding two channels of input. The reason for this is that it reduces the risk of a single channel of audio going to air as part of a stereo ...
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What causes the background hissing in speakers?

The hissing on my stereo was simply an extension cord wrapped round a speaker cable. It had been used for Christmas lights. When I removed the extension cord the hissing was gone. I tried the ...
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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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Is there a way to copy my panning pattern from one audio file to another?

I haven't used Adobe Audition before, but I suppose, that you used automation. You should be able to copy automation from one track to another. Second option could be duplicate the track (with ...
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Is there such a thing as Balanced stereo cable?

Sound quality is probably the first reason. A balanced audio signal only works when the interference/noise is the same on both signals. After inverting the sound signal, the noises that were identical ...
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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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Why is vocal centered while instruments aren't in a stereo file?

This is just a very popular stylistic choice made by mixers. When mixing most music, the most important parts are usually emphasized, which means they are usually mixed louder and clearer. Because of ...
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Can I use the stereo channel on my mixer for my over head mics?

No, it won't work. Those inputs are design for keyboards or similar, therefore they don't have preamps. Overheads are usually condenser mics too, so if yours are, these inputs won't supply phantom ...
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Effect for reducing stereo spread

Yes, there are plenty of ways to do this when mixing. Normally each of the left and right signals have their own channel in a mixer and can both be panned center or wide left/right or anywhere in ...
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microphone distance in spaced omnidirectional field recording

I think its a matter of personal preference - mine being roughly shoulder-width apart. Since you're experimenting with spaced omni's, be sure to look into the Jecklin Disk technique.
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Can you have white noise in stereo?

As John has pointed out, the advantage of stereo depends on what you want to achieve with the sample. In most cases, since white noise is used for measurement and calibration purposes of loudness and ...
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