Duplicate tracks from mono

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Re: Duplicate tracks from mono

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 pm

My input is a mono mic.

How did you do that? In detail.

If I select the internal mic on my Macbook Pro and stereo on the Audacity drop-down tool bar, Audacity will record that mono microphone in two-track.

I think you can do that trick with a mono USB microphone, too. If you're using an external mixer and enter the Mac via the stereo analog input, I think you're stuck with left-only or mono. I need to check that when morning actually comes.

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Re: Duplicate tracks from mono

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Bernard Stay wrote: However - for whatever reason - I still find twin track mono recordings sound significantly better than one track

If they really do sound different then there is something wrong with your system. They should sound identical because the data is identical.
If that's not clear, here's a simple example of what should happen:

1) Single channel mono track containing the following data:
10110100...
When played back, the data is sent to the left and right channels of the sound card as:
L. 10110100...
R. 10110100...


2) 2 channel mono track containing the following data:
L. 10110100...
R. 10110100...
When played back, the data is sent to the left and right channels of the sound card as:
L. 10110100...
R. 10110100...
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Re: Duplicate tracks from mono

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:08 am

Nope. I plugged in my Blue Snowball USB microphone and the choices are Mono and Mono. Koz
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