Hey folks. I’m using Audacity to chop up samples for my mpc.
There a bunch of material that I want to use, where I only want one channel. So I can pan it to the left, obviously, and just hear the piece I want. But I want to re-record it somehow, so it will play just what’s there on the Left channel, but have it play in both speakers evenly.
Well so it does, just tested it - I never realized that - “you learn something new evey day” as my old mother used to say …
Question: what happens if you export a single mono track like this to a WAV file? Does it produce a stereo pair with the same on both tracks. Underlying question: will such a WAV play properly on MP3 players and iPods?
If ALL tracks being exported are mono, then the exported file will be one channel mono.
I’ve not got an iPod, but I’ll stick my neck out and say yes it will play correctly. The difference is that a mono MP3 will be higher quality sound than a 2 channel (mono) MP3 at the same bit rate, so you have the option of having better quality sound, or reduce the bit rate and have a smaller file.