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Why does eMagic convert imported stereo files to mono th

Discussion in 'Recording' started by zip, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. zip

    zip Guest

    ...seem to normalize the track volumes?

    I import stereo audio and it asks if I want to convert to two mono tracks. Simple enough - it's going into one audio track. The only thing I notice is it seems to normalize the track volumes taking away individual track dynamics...

    Am I doing something wrong or going crazy??

    zip >>
  2. pan

    pan Guest

    Hi Zip,

    I think, you're going crazy ;-)

    This feature is for users of TDM Hardware, that can't playback interleaved stereofiles. It just puts it into two mono files (L+R), that are linked for editing.

    You can disable this option in the Audio Preferences Page (force record and convert into split stereo)

    Why are you posting here? -one click away is an "emagic"-forum desperately waiting for some traffic :roll:
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    No problem..as an avid hater of Logic I dont mind it at all!! lol!!
    I dont hate logic so to speak...I think it's more the company I cant stand..plus Logic just has too much of a learning curve that really put me off about the product...just my opinion anyways!!
  4. zip

    zip Guest


    Thanks. I'll try that. I also believe the learning curve is steep for Logic but it's not the real problem.

    The real problem is the MANUAL. I have never seen 4 inches deep of disjointed crap like that before. You can learn to import audio files on like chapter 4 then have to muscle your way through the manual to learn to bounce them to a .wav in chapter 18 or some crap. :(

    I guess I'll be posting a lot in the emagic section. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the software capabilities - but the manual has to go. :D

    Thanks again...

    zip >> :w:
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Thats nothing...download the 100 page guide to the environment!!
  6. zip

    zip Guest


    I think I'll pass... :D

    I'm finding pure experimentation to be more successful than the manual. Whoever writes "Platinum in the Real World" should make a killing... ;)

    zip >>
  7. zip

    zip Guest

    Just in case someone else needs the info...

    Make sure when you bounce you select Split Stereo (L+R)

    When you do you'll have to rename the file)if resaving as the SAME file - as a writeover) as Logic needs to use the .wal file during the conversion. I simply saved the file as xxx.wav-s then went back in later and deleted the .war,.wal and .wal-s files Logic creates.

    Seems I was inadvertantly selecting bounce to interleaved stereo. :eek:

    Hope this helps someone else in the LAP learning curve. :D

    zip >>

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