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Should I mix in stereo or mono?
But what about mixing in mono? Well, it’s generally much harder than mixing in stereo, but you’ll get much better results for your effort. The fact is that when you mix in mono you can really only separate different instruments by using differences in their relative levels and spectral content.
Should background vocals be mono or stereo?
If you record one vocalist, your vocals should be mono. However, if you record two vocalists or more or if you record in a room with unique acoustics, the vocals should be stereo. Moreover, recording vocals in mono makes them sound powerful, clear, and upfront.
Why does my mix sound better in mono?
Mixing in mono is a trick professionals use to ensure the songs they pump out sound amazing, no matter the speakers or where the listeners is positioned in front of those speakers. Because when you drop the audio down to mono you don’t get to hide behind panning to create clarity in the stereo field.
How do you make your vocals sound wider?
If you add a bit of the chorused signal underneath the lead vocal you’ll get a thicker sound, emulating a double-tracked vocal part. It’s a simple enough trick, and great for giving a little more breadth to your lead vocal. Similarly, you can do the same thing with backing vocals.
What’s the best reverb for vocals?
Altiverb comes out on top as the best convolution reverb as far as vocals are concerned….
- Audio Ease Altiverb.
- Valhalla DSP Plate (Best Value)
- Waves H-Reverb (Best Value)
- UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb (Runner Up)
- LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven.
Is mixing in mono a good idea?
In fact, some producers mix levels in mono throughout most of the process. This is because mono gives you not only clarity while listening, but also the ability to catch mistakes in the mix. For example, mixing in mono can help you detect phasing issues between different waveforms.
Is stereo sound twice as good as mono?
Stereo isn’t necessarily better than mono. Stereo sounds wider, more detailed, and more realistic. However, depending on where it’s played, stereo sometimes creates phase cancellation issues that make it sound hollow, empty, and weird. Stereo is recommended when your listening environment is normal.
Should the lead be in mono or stereo?
One of the things I hear a lot is a lead will be stereo but the drums in mono. That’s okay but again, it depends. Sometimes something in stereo is really overdone with effects so it only heightens the stereo sound. When that happens, then the beat sounds like a stereo instrument on top of dry mono drums, which doesn’t sound great together.
Should I record in stereo or mono?
If you record in mono, then copy and paste that recording into a new track, it will just make the recording louder rather than fuller. With true stereo recordings, two mics will capture a more realistic sounding audio, like the instrument is there in the room.
Can only record microphone as mono?
With listening in Mono, there is no specialty or separation in the sound. The sound in each ear is identical. It can be recorded with just one mic. In a regular stereo setup of two channels: left and right, one channel is sent to the left speaker, and the other channel is sent to the right speaker.