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  • #184351
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
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    Personally have never recorded on mono and my tracks seem to sound pretty decent tone wise. What really is the difference between the two?

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    #184354
    Filip Tomiša
    Filip Tomiša
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    You should always record in mono because almost everything is recorded in mono, except maybe a keyboard. To simplify it, if you play a mono signal on your speakers you will hear the identical signal in both speakers. If you play a stereo signal each speaker will play his own signal and there will be a difference bewteen the two (for example you might hear the signal louder in the left speaker than in the right one, or the signal might go from the left speaker to the right one and then back to the left one and so on… so basically you don’t hear the same thing in each speaker when have a stereo signal). That’s why you should always record in mono so you have the same thing in each speaker and then later when you go mix it you can pan it wherever you want to.

    #184355
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    Here is a mono render for you so you can compare the two if you wish.

    It may be a bit quiet but the master was the same on the stereo render.

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    #184358
    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    It’s more for when you’re doing a multi-track recording, like when you’re recording a song with full instrumentation, multiple guitars, etc.

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    #184359
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    I mainly got into it because of Rammstein’s 24 track technique, to me, it gives the sound more body.

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    #184360
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
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    I guess I can understand what you’re saying maybe its cause I record through headphones plugged into the PC and line 6 excels there so maybe that’s why I don’t hear the difference. I’ll have to try to switch it up and see if I notice a difference myself.

    I’ll ask tho ed.. when you listened to my music could you tell it was recorded in stereo?

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    #184376
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    Something I noticed when previewing an exported .wav file for a new video was that there were volume fluctuations quite frequently, does anyone know what may be causing this?

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    #184380
    Filip Tomiša
    Filip Tomiša
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    Need more details

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    #184383
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    The tracks are panned 60% left and right with the same eq as the previous stereo track. I have the file type set to WAV and sample rate at 441000.

    The tracks are around -6 db with the master being -1 to keep it from being too harsh.

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    #184384
    Filip Tomiša
    Filip Tomiša
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    And whats the problem, the volume jumps up and down or what

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    #184396
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    Yeah, the volume is not consistent and it does not sound like something playing dynamics would be responsible for.

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    #184402
    Filip Tomiša
    Filip Tomiša
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    Idk that can happen when you use a compressor and you mess around with the settings, but if you didn’t use one then i have no idea

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    #184404
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
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    Audacity has an option to balance the entire recording to a certain db. I used to use it to balance my bass to -8dbs. Maybe using that feature will help. I’d think reaper has it too.

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    #184432
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    ufff…..nice one Dan. keep posting more

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