JoaGymshoe wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:25 am
we've had a mono rule once, maybe twice in the beatbattle..
that made me consider it.. occassionally I mono a track to see if it still holds up.. or nothing sticks out.
good tool for that.
it's amazing how much depth there still can be achieved.
It's a good call, but it always occurs to me way too late in the process (at mastering, basically) by which time I can't be bothered to fix it. I tend to do lot of a work relating to using the whole of the stereo field, particularly when EQing drums, for example, where I'll have the low frequencies sat in the centre of the image and the mids and highs pushed out more towards the sides. It doesn't sound great when played through a mono system, but I'm not really too concerned about people listening in mono to be honest.
@FatVonFree - yeah in the 90s it was definitely issue and it still often is, to be honest, simply because of the layout of many clubs. The systems may not be mono per se, but the placement of speakers means it's rare that you'll ever be in the optimum position to hear a true representation of stereo