Mono to Stereo

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thelillyman
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Mono to Stereo

Post by thelillyman » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:10 pm

Hi Guys,

Very quick one and i'm sure very simple - I'm recording some audio with a shure usb mic and the recorded signal is always in mono - How do I get that signal converted into stereo?

Many thanks and look forward to some ideas.

Best, Lillyman

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Re: Mono to Stereo

Post by chrk » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:26 pm

thelillyman wrote:I'm recording some audio with a shure usb mic and the recorded signal is always in mono
...and so is the microphone.

Let me guess: You have an audio track in Live with its Audio From set to External and 1/2? Now you record your (mono) microphone and only the left channel of your track recieves a signal?

Switch Audio from to External an 1, and you'll get a one channel waveform, which is fine, since now you can pan it wherever you want.

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Re: Mono to Stereo

Post by invol » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:02 am

If you have only 1 mic then your signal is ALWAYS mono, even if you record on 2 tracks, it will be mono. For stereo you need 2 mics (or a stereo mic).

Unless there is a phase (timing) difference between the L and R, you have a mono or dual mono signal.

In Audio prefs, Config Inputs so you can pick mono channels at Audio From Chooser.

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thelillyman
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Re: Mono to Stereo

Post by thelillyman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Great stuff - cheers guys

Lillyman

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