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Old 14th July 2020
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Mono compatibility!

Hi Jens!

Do you take any steps to ensure stereo information collapses to mono without sounding all phasey/mushy? Particularly rhythm guitars!

Or given the nature of the genre, do you just accept that guitars are always going to sound better in stereo?

Cheers, and thank you!

Old 20th July 2020
Hi Rob, if it sounds phasey, then something is wrong. But yeah, it will always sound better and louder in stereo.

I dislike going much beyond the 100% L/R field, both because of mono compatibility and the weird headphone sensation it creates. It's also a disaster for the vinyl format. I use mono listening like you describe to do some low end / low mid cleaning up, and to better hear what's messing things up in a dense arrangement. I mix 99% in stereo though.
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