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  • Is it fine to batch convert solo winds to mono?

    Hi all,

    Is it fine to batch convert solo winds to mono? Or will this sound "wrong"?

    In other words the perf-leg flute 1 for example .............does a solo-flute recorded on a silent stage in stereo "sound" stereo?

    Or will mono sound just fine?

    (I ask as I am deaf on one ear entirely and therefore only hear mono)

    thanx,

    SvK

  • I work with brass and woodwinds batch-converted to mono, works fine. (Don't do that with the ensemble patches, though).

  • Same here, it actually helps to create a more well defined placement of the instruments. And it saves memory in the sampler.

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    @svonkampen said:

    [...] In other words the perf-leg flute 1 for example .............does a solo-flute recorded on a silent stage in stereo "sound" stereo?
    [...]

    SvK


    All our solo instruments are recorded in stereo, as you will always feel the natural ambience around it. Personally I tend to reduce the stereo-image of solo-instruments a lot (to maybe 20-30% of the original width) when they are ment to sit on a large orchestral stage, but I try to keep as much as possible of the natural "air" when a more intimate, "close" acoustical feeling is what I'm after.

    HTH,

    /Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
  • Indeed you are also collapsing the early reflections from the stage - it's a trade-off and I think Dietz' approach is an optimal one. I went for full mono in order to load 2x as much mono solo instruments in my GigaStudio PC's.