recording sterio in cubasesx with mono preamp?

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Member Since: Oct 26, 2004

i heard that it is possible to record sterio with a mono preamp...
so i've got audiophile 2496 and presonus tubepre mono preamp
does someone know how i can record sterio from mic or guitar through mono preamp in cubase sx

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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Oct 26, 2004 01:01 pm

I'm sure I'm missing something here. Oh my.

Most interesting idea. Record it in layers, doing one take at a time? Pan the signal center and have two identicle mono tracks? Copy the track in Cubase and apply different FX to the two tracks to simulate stereo? Mabe we need to further define stereo first?

Prince of Cat Ears
Since: Jun 17, 2004

Oct 26, 2004 01:17 pm

This is something I've attempted myself (though my version of Cubase is the one below SX, their middle-of-the-road product, price-wise). Basically, I've copied the track and panned it hard right after having the other hard left. This is only for demo purposes and really leaves one feeling unsatiated.

Any additional input would be very helpful here. As for my purposes (no clue if that's what was intended in the initial question), I'd love to be able to run a guitar or microphone into my Firewire 410 (which has two preamps I'm going to assume are mono) and get rich tracks that are by default pretty well centered in the sound-stage (as opposed to hard left or hard right depending on the preamp used).

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 27, 2004 10:14 pm

You cannot record stereo tracks through a mono pre-amp. Unless you have 2 mono pre-amps, then one goes left and one goes right.

You can however, if this is what you are looking for. Pan the mono track you recorded to the center or anywhere in the field from left to right you wish right in cubase sx. Then it will cover both the right and left channels of audio.

Does that make sense. There is no need to copy a tack and pan one hard left and the other hard right. You simply pan the mono track to the center and you it will play in both the left and right speakers.

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