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Zoom H1 weird stereo issue on speakers

I started recording with the Zoom H1 but noticed a weird issue when I played it back on the speakers (Macbook Pro)

The right speaker (channel) was way more dominant than the left.

So I split the channels to test it out.. now there's a clear difference between the left and right channel, even though visually it looks almost identical in Audition.
And the worst thing is, the playback sounds different on the Macbook speakers, on my iPhone and also on headphones.

Izotope Ozone 9 lets you re-balance vocals in stereo mix.


This is a great new feature! Something i think we have been wishing for, for a long time. Adjust vocals, drums, and bass individually, right from the stereo mix! I skipped the upgrade from ozone 7 to 8, but did take advantage of intro pricing on 9, mainly for this feature. Check it out, seems to work very transparently. Between this, and superior drummer 3s ability to extract individual drums (and midi) from a stereo drum track, things are getting quite cool. We can now evade commitment even further in the process lol. Finally moving passed just emulations of great analog gear.

New video : Stereo mic technics - get better at it !

Hi gang,
This is very basic stuff but I thought some RO newcomers may value this.
The video explains different stereo micking technics and let's you hear the different results they offer.
Also I've made a mid/side test with a condenser and a ribbon mic because we talked about it a few times here.


Hi, my name is George Grenfell and I am studying a masters degree in audio engineering. I have a passion for live sound and have always aspired to be a live sound engineer!

I am looking to learn about live sound and the lives of you pro sound engineers so i am writing a research report on career conventions, stereotypes and the hidden aspects of the job that the applications wont tell you! I would be extremely greatful if you could take the time to complete my anonymous multiple choice survey!*

Stereo vs Mono Di ?? Stereo bleeding ?

Hi gang,
I'm looking to step up the quality of Di I own and since like always I don't want to spend too much. I'm thinking of buying a stereo DI instead of 2 mono.
This could be the one I choose : Radial ProD2 Passive 2 Channel Direct Box
My concern is, could there be bleeding between the channels if I put 2 completely different sources instead of a stereo source ?
They advertise it as 2 ProDi in one, but before I buy, I thought to ask here...

Correct way to connect & record guitar in stereo?

Hi, I need to make a video recording of a solo guitarist, and we want to make the recording in stereo using the chorus and delay pedals. What would be the optimal setup and method for the best quality stereo recording? Guitar will be recorded direct, not with a mic'd amp. Audio will be output from the mixer to the camcorder's XLR inputs (left and right channels)


Stereo imbalance

In the mastering stage of an album created in Logic Pro X I'm finding (listening in cans) that my mixes are slightly tilted over to the right channel. Tracks like vocal and bass appear to be shifted right when in the mix itself they are definitely panned to the center.

This is pretty inexplicable to me and at this stage I am experimenting putting Logic's Direction Mixer plug on the stereo master out and dialling in a 13-15% swing to the left channel to compensate.

A master made with this setting is far-more balanced sounding and 'solves' the imaging problem.