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Old 01-18-2007, 11:43 AM
Stylee Stylee is offline
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Default I think this is a dumb question...

I'm sorry to be such a "noob" but I can't figure this out for some reason. I think I am missing something obvious...

How come my tracks are all in mono when I hear them back? This is specifically for midi because I think i know how to do stereo with audio, but I think that involves creating two tracks- am I right there? So with midi- since I am not doing two tracks for the same intrument (that would be pointless) what do I need to do to hear it in stereo?

Again, I'm sorry for such an amateur question- please clear up my confusion!

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Old 01-18-2007, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: I think this is a dumb question...

Well, first you have to be monitoring in stereo...


There are stereo and mono tracks.

If your source is stereo (i.e. a stereo softsynth like XPand or Sampletank), then you would use a stereo track. If the source is mono (i.e. vocals, guitar, bass) then you would use a mono track and use the pan controls to place audio where you wanted to hear it in the stereo field.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: I think this is a dumb question...

I just figured out the problem... my headphones are broken. I don't use them for anything else but protools, which is why I didn't notice :-( That's a dumb solution to my dumb problem haha

Ah well, now I know
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