ski wrote:Mono audio is one "channel" of audio signal which, when played back in a mono channel strip is automatically routed to the left and right outputs equally if the pan control is set in the center. Moving the pan knob has an obvious result.
ski wrote:Stereo audio is comprised of two entirely separate audio channels played back simultaneously: a left channel and right channel. Usually these two channels of audio are interleaved into a single audio file, ad when that file is played back, the left and right signals are separated. The left signal is mono, and the right signal is mono. Together they produce stereo IF there's a difference between the two signals. For example...
Let's say you have a stereo recording of birds chirping in an open field, with the mics spaced 100' apart. A bird chirping closer to the left microphone is not going to sound as loud in the right microphone, and vice versa. It's the difference in signal between left and right recordings that produces a stereo image. The sound picked up by the left mic is mono, as is the sound picked up by the right mic. When played back simultaneously you have a stereo recording.
canadave wrote:...are you saying that the pan knob can indeed move a mono signal so that it sounds like more is coming from the left speaker, or the right speaker?
..... I'm not understanding why, with any given instrument, you would not simply always use a stereo track.
Rev. Juda$ Sleaze wrote:Hi canadave,
As for if you should use stereo or mono outputs for UltraBeat, well that depends entirely on you! There are no rules. Although many people like to keep their kicks and snares mono.
Again, as Ski has already said, the best way to figure it all out is to experiment. At the end of the day, we'll only be trying to describe what you could hear for yourself.
ski wrote:Because not all instruments are stereo. Take vocals, for instance...
Facepalm wrote:ski wrote:Because not all instruments are stereo. Take vocals, for instance...
All sound is stereo because we perceive it with 2 ears.
If we are deaf in one ear all sound is mono, and if we had 4 ears it would be quadrophonic.
Facepalm wrote: Nonsense! All sound is stereo because we perceive it with 2 ears. If we are deaf in one ear all sound is mono, and if we had 4 ears it would be quadrophonic.
Facepalm wrote:Let me clarify.
Facepalm wrote:Therefore whether a sound is mono or stereo is determined by the number of receptors, (ears or microphones) not the source.
Facepalm wrote:How can a sound be stereo at source?
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