Recording mono from stereo virtual inst. source?

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  1. RockNRoll

    RockNRoll Active Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Hello all,

    This is a general question I had regarding choosing between stereo or mono output when using virtual instruments/synths. For example, when using an application like Stylus RMX that has numerous kick grooves, one would probably want to ultimately print it as a mono track. However, Stylus RMX only seems to output in stereo, as do a lot of other virtual instruments in general it seems. In such a case, I may just simply set the Stylus RMX stereo output to bus 1-2, and then record-enable a new mono track to record just one of those channels, in this case, either bus 1 or bus 2.

    My first question is: Is there anything wrong or incorrect in using this method to record a mono track from the stereo source of Stylus RMX?

    I guess I could technically just record the kick groove as a stereo audio track rather than mono, however, for mixing purposes or for making the kick track seem more solid and focused, would it better that certain musical parts such as a kick or a bass line be ultimately recorded in mono?

    Thanks for any feedback and insight!

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