Explanation of recording in stereo channels vs. mono?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pbouldin, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. pbouldin

    pbouldin Active Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    DFW, Tx
    Can someone explain exactly what happens if recording two mics as "Stereo" on the mixer, compared to two mics defined as mono, using the pan function etc.? In other words, when people describe XY, etc., I assume they are saying to define both mics as mono right? What does the mixer add then when defining as stereo, in same XY?

    I want good vocal recordings.

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    here is the first thing that came up on google with
    xy mic

    it is a physical configuration of two identical mics
    works with directional mics

    there are other techniques for omni-directional mics

    the outputs are recorded on two mono tracks
    sent straight to a stereo output

    a stereo output is two single(mono) audio outputs
    one dedicated to left
    and the other dedicated to right

    one of many Vocal mic techniques
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