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Postby melo » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:39 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

Postby The Elf » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:44 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

Postby alexis » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:23 am

melo wrote: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

Postby alexis » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:01 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

Postby thefruitfarmer » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:34 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

Postby Marry Park » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:32 am

Stereo but if you are recording vinyls on lathe , you should be more careful for the stereo.

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Re: Mono or Stereo

Postby JPHogg » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:40 pm

If it is a solo guitar piece or just with a vocal then I would probably go for stereo.
Within a busier arrangement then I'd agree with above and record mono.
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