Need help from a professional. about Stereo and mono.

Discussion in 'Production' started by foeddd, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. foeddd

    foeddd Member

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    i really want to know what parts of a song needs to be mono or stereo.

    for the following things

    Hihats
    rides
    cymbals
    white noises
    snarepunch (190hz-200Hz)
    snare highs-tops / white noise
    bassline/ subbass
    kick
    piano chords / saw chords / leads/ plucks
    vocals

    Etc...

    what parts need to bee wide what parts needs to be mono?
     
  2. JimpaDirt

    JimpaDirt Vettvilling

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    Nothing really 'needs' to be in stereo/mono but sub and kick looses impact if you try to make it wide... Sub kick and snare are the elements that you would want to keep kind of mono even tho you can make the top frequencies of the snare wider without it affecting the 'punch'.

    I usually keep this as a thumb rule: bottom - mono
    mids - a little bit of stereo modulation (tiny amounts of phasers, flangers, etc...)
    tops - even wider (more modulation, stereo delays and so on)

    Sorry if this doesnt make any sense... it's very early for me atm lol
     
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  3. foeddd

    foeddd Member

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    tewky1 Well-Known Member

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    figure it out with your super snares
     
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  5. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    There's no rule of thumb here. Just try to make things work out well. I normally leav my sub, kicks and snares to the center, and pan the hats and cymbals (not always, though). As for the pads, leads and other elements, it really depends on what you want your music to sound like.
     
  6. ScourgeAtl

    ScourgeAtl New Member

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    yeah what everyone else said. widening the cymbals is good or panning each of them in different places is pretty cool. experiment