Any tips/preferences when mixing in mono?
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Old 26-08-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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Any tips/preferences when mixing in mono?

I accidentally did my first mix down in mono last month. I turned it on to check, saved, left, forgot I had it on and did my whole mix that way when I came back, then only turned it off when I was printing the mix to go and master it. I was really happy with the results, ended up doing it for a few more projects since then. But, I find it doesn't help that much with some projects.

Is there certain times you find it more helpful than others? Do you only mixdown in mono when you're aiming for a certain sound? I guess I'm just curious what your thoughts and processes are when it comes to this sort of thing.

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Old 26-08-2017, 07:24 PM   #2
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Re: Any tips/preferences when mixing in mono?

For some of my mixes, mixing in mono is the only way to get a good mix of levels and eq. It's a good technique.

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Old 05-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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Re: Any tips/preferences when mixing in mono?

well i love mixing in mono. Check out the brainworx freebie bx_solo. You can listen MID (mono) Sides (mono) Left (mono), right (mono) and both channels in mono of course. So in some way you can hear your mixes from 6 different angles. it is a really good technique.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Re: Any tips/preferences when mixing in mono?

I *ALWAYS* mix in mono first, and then adjust. hell of a lot harder to get a great sounding mix that way, but therein lies its strength. I also have a terrible laptop-ish speaker wired in mono for referencing.

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