More Delta 1010LT questions
Posted on Aug 06, 2009 12:41 am
Member Since: Aug 06, 2009
I am having trouble setting up my mic with my LT.I dont get stereo with my mic its a condenser (MXL4000) in which i run through a pre amp.(And yes i no the flippin thing has preamps in the mic connections its more so for phantom power)So is it 2 diffrent mic channels because when i hook to either one of the mic jacks its a diffrent channel being left or right.Anyways im wanting to know if its a problem in the way ive got my Patch bay/router set or do i need an Y adapter? GIVE ME A CLUE GOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD...lol
[ Back to Top ]
Aug 06, 2009 12:51 am Ummm... It's one mic. It's mono.
1=1. 1≠2. Stereo is the *difference* between *two* signals.
You're trying to record a mono source to a stereo input.
Don't do that = No problem.
Aug 06, 2009 12:56 am Yea that was another thought...So does it matter which mic jack being 1 or 2?
Aug 06, 2009 01:02 am Whichever one you want to use. Then assign that one to the input of the track you're recording to.
Aug 06, 2009 01:30 am So you recommend leaving all.Voice recordings mono? I use to do all my recordings like that.I see with most dynamic mics its easy to run them as stereo.
Aug 06, 2009 02:00 am I don't understand where you're coming from - Everything is mono. You can't run a single source as stereo. You can copy it - It's still mono. You can mult it to 56 different inputs, it's still mono. Nothing is stereo until it's interacting with something else that's not in the same field. Two *DIFFERENT* mics, panned out, two DIFFERENT takes of the same vocal, a spaced pair of overheads - All could be considered "stereo" (once panned) because the sources aren't identical.
Even a "stereo" track on a console is nothing but two mono tracks, panned hard left and right. Stereo is an illusion - An illusion that requires multiple sources/multiple points in space.
Aug 06, 2009 10:07 am Quote:
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I see with most dynamic mics its easy to run them as stereo.
That statement doesn't make sense. A mic is mono, as stated above. (most mics, i'll avoid the stereo mics for now).
Keep all your mono sources as mono. The only things that should be tracked in stereo are stereo sources, like keyboards can output L&R, and some drum machines can output L&R. But vocals are 1 source. If you use, say, 5 mics on vox, then keep each track mono, and pan them as you'd like them in the stereo field manually.
Same for guitar, bass, and individual drum sources (snare, tom, kick, cymbal, etc). Although, guitar processors can create a stereo field, with chorus, and other effects. These should be tracked in stereo, as the processor outputs a stereo signal (L&R).
Once each mono track is down, it will get 'output' in a stereo field, based on the PAN setting of it's track in your software. So the stereo thing happens automatically just by being in the software.
Aug 10, 2009 01:57 am ok....so if i mess with the pan....my output could be in stereo?Thats what I needed to know.Ill see what happens.....
If you would like to participate in the forum discussions, feel free to register for your free membership.