Recording Synths...Stereo or Mono? Random Thought...
ahhhh the long running debate.
recording synths in mono in days gone were to make sure there were no phasing issues and mono compatibility issues.
As long as you have a mono switch button to check for the compatibility you should be ok.
I learned the hard way. Trust. You don't want synth parts disappearing in the club since a ton of club systems are mono believe it or not.
So ok you find that when you switch to mono the particular synth sound drops out in volume...well then...close the stereo field a bit on it. Use a dual panner and instead of it being smashed left right...try L60 R60. Adjust the volume while in mono...and then switch to stereo to check.
Ideally the individual volume of every sound should not change when you switch from mono to stereo. Nothing should disappear.
I can't tell you how many bad records i've heard like this....and this shows how much of an amateur you are when the records is released.
There are so called rules but i tend to break them....lol
Kick in mono...ugh..i dunno i've done kicks in stereo and they've been fine. Especially if it's a sample and tends to have a bit of extra information in the stereo field. Sometimes it makes the sound what it is ...so why f with it? I guess I'm on the fence with this one to tell you the truth. It's 50/50 for me at this point.
Bass in mono...this one tends to be true for me more often than not.
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