Mono vs Stereo

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Member Since: Jun 19, 2009

What are the differences, and which is better? Guitar and studio wise, i dont know much about the technical side of gear so help is appreciated

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Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Oct 19, 2009 12:30 pm

Guitar wise... they are mono. To create a stereo effect we record two takes (or two seperate riffs) and pan them left right afterwards. When capturing you will want to work in mono.

The only thing I have ever recorded stereo was a keyboard. Overheads end up stereo if you wanna count those although I record OH's as two seperate mono signals and pan them to achieve stereo.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 20, 2009 09:58 pm

Yep, mono is easier to deal with. The only time true stereo comes into play is when using certain modulation effect's that need the stereo filed to be effective. There are other reason's to do stereo as well if it come to synthe's or other desired effects. But for guitar most times you can do that with simply doing 2 tracks or more.

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