how can I listen to my mix in MONO?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by dirtysouthstunta, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. I'm running pro tools le, how can I listen to my mix in mono? I've heard people say that you need to make sure it sounds good in mono too, is this correct?
  2. GregP

    GregP Guest

    Many hosts will have a simple button for summing to mono. Otherwise, some hardware mixers will have the function, too. If not, you can probably find a plug-in to do it for you. Sorry for the ign'ant question, but what plug-in formats can Pro Tools use?

  3. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    In Wavelab 5.0, I can "save" a copy of the file in mono, at any time(As well as changing sample rates, etc.), to hear how things sound. SAVE YOUR MASTER WAVE IN STEREO ETC, FIRST!!! "Name" your mono file as such, so as not to get confused...

  4. jackson413

    jackson413 Active Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    What PTLE hardware interface are you using... If its a 002 the "mono" button at the top of the mixer is a nice feature :D

    Gregp Wrote:
    PTLE uses Audio suite and RTAS
  5. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    I have a question for the experts here. Is summing the left and right channels of a stereo mix 50%-50% and then panning the result to one speaker proper mono monitoring?
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    There is a number of theories here

    some say drop both by 6dB and then send both to the left speaker
    and some say drop by 3dB and ...

    But there can be other ideas due to the PAN LAW employed by your desk and the end result you want to acheive. The PT desk is -2.5dB pan.

    For the TV Editors broadcasters the mono needs to reflect how a stereo OR mono TV may handle the change.
    This can be different for perceived volume and the correct handling of line up tones.
    I'm probably not answering this very well today.
    I'll shut up and let someone else have a go.
  7. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Actually that was very helpful, thanks. :cool:

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