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melo



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Mono or Stereo
      #1108458 - 18/06/14 09:39 PM
Hello! I'm new at recording thing.I have just one mic,for now(Shure Beta 57a). Should I record guitars mono or stereo?


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Re: Mono or Stereo new [Re: melo]
      #1108459 - 18/06/14 09:44 PM
Mono. Record to a mono track and pan this mono signal where you want it in the stereo field.

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Re: Mono or Stereo new [Re: melo]
      #1108475 - 19/06/14 12:23 AM
Quote melo:

Hello! I'm new at recording thing.I have just one mic,for now(Shure Beta 57a). Should I record guitars mono or stereo?




And if you want it to "sound stereo" after that, you can process it with such things as a stereo reverb, or timing shifts/EQ, and other techniques):

Processing Stereo Audio Files, SOS article by Hugh Robjohns (see the parts about "Faking Stereo ..." ... this is just a start!)

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Re: Mono or Stereo new [Re: melo]
      #1108607 - 19/06/14 08:01 PM
And very timely ... today's release of SOS has some more nice techniques for making your mono voice or guitar sound "stereo" : SOS July 2014 - making stereo from mono - in a Cubase article, but the techniques are widely applicable

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Re: Mono or Stereo new [Re: melo]
      #1108617 - 19/06/14 09:34 PM
Play the part again with mic in the same position and then pan the 2 parts across the stereo field.


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Re: Mono or Stereo new [Re: melo]
      #1110636 - 04/07/14 10:32 AM
Stereo but if you are recording vinyls on lathe , you should be more careful for the stereo.



Edited by Frank Eleveld (04/07/14 11:25 AM)


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