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Stereo to mono mix
Jason2012
post Oct 12 2012, 06:17
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I want to mix some stereo mp3's to mono to listen with headphones because I only have hearing in one ear. I tried Audacity and Goldwave, and I see they produce different results. Can anyone shed some light on which produces the better mix? Here are screenshots of a couple of files I converted:
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Or if you know of another free program that does a good job, please let me know.
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LithosZA
post Oct 12 2012, 08:03
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Foobar2000 has a built-in DSP filter called 'Downmix channels to mono'. You can keep the MP3s as they are.
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Glenn Gundlach
post Oct 12 2012, 09:48
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QUOTE (Jason2012 @ Oct 11 2012, 21:17) *
I want to mix some stereo mp3's to mono to listen with headphones because I only have hearing in one ear.


Have you considered a mono mix cord before your 'phones? You wouldn't need to do anything to any program material.

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post Oct 12 2012, 10:01
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Esp. for 60s stuff (seeing that the example track is) you might want to tailor the mix (i.e. choose the percentage of left and right channels to sum) on a track-by-track basis. Any DAW should allow this, and the better mix is the one that sounds better to you.
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