Panning Issue

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by jegardner87, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. jegardner87

    jegardner87 Guest

    I have recorded drums into Cubase VST 5.1 via my M-Audio 1010, upon trying to mix these drums i find i am unable to pan. The snare, for instance, is on channel1, which is The Cards 1L Input. It is currently hard left, but when i move the pan control to the right the sound disappears.... the conufsing thing about this is that the levels, do appear on the right of the main mixer in cubase and in my card monitor mixer. The right side of the speaker is also working...
    Each track has been recorded as a mono track seperately in cubase, so i didnt see why this would be a problem. Is it something to do with my cards output configuration - as it reads the levels but doesnt puit them out or is there something else i can do to correct this?
  2. Timmetje

    Timmetje Guest

    Answer is quite simple. it has to do with output routing. if you have mono channels connected to mono outputs and use a mixing console you can adjust the panning on the console but not in the software (mono is mono)

    If you mix on y our computer you must make sure you have at least a stereo output on your channel to use the panning function. For example a stereo group or the masteroutput.
  3. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    Did you record that snare drum mono? If you recorded it correctly it would be in the center and no matter where you move the pan pot the sound will follow not disappear. I think you recorded the sound on the left side of the stereo spectrum. Re-record it in true mono and you will be able to pan it hard left and right respectively without any problems. Also its been a while since I used VST 5 so I am bit rusty on the way the input and mixer is set-up.
  4. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Do you have an audio editor such as Soundforge? If so, load in the stereo files you have recorded, and split them all into dual mono. You can now load these back into Cubase on mono tracks instead of stereo.. if you don't have an editor you may have to solo & pan the track (so you hear just the snare) and export a mono wav file which you can then re-import.. in future I would suggest setting up Cubase to record those signals in mono to start with (simply arm a mono track instead of a stereo track, and you will be able to choose any of your inputs individually rather than as stereo pairs)
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