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Old 11th July 2009 | Show parent
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Most "Dance music" is built up out of mono tracks or double mono to get a stereo effect that is also mono compatible. The problem in clubs is the distance between speakers on one side and the other or the use of mono(doesn't have to spoil the sound for people who are dancing on one side or the other). When all is mixed mono compatible and not to wide spread there will be no problem. This works for mono and stereo systems.
Kick centre mono
Bass centre mono
Snare centre mono
Hi hats one left and one right double mono* example lft 76 and rght 76
Percussion Ditto or stereo (Or both mixed) lft 65 and rgt 65
Lead one left one right and one centre 3x mono* (+insert effect of your choice on lft+rght) lft+rght 30
Strings one left one right double mono* lft+rght 58

*1.Place two mono parts with the same sound left and right in the stereo field. (stereo track!)
2.Create a small delay between left and right 3 m/s is enough. (experiment!)
You can use the track delay or insert a double delay (feedback etc. not to high!)
3.Connect the stereo track with the two delayed mono sounds with a stereo re verb. (Send effect!)
4. Use moderate settings.

This way you can create Super Fat sounds that sound stereo but are 100% mono compatible.

You can place the left and right part in the stereo field making the individual sounds picture wider or narrower. This way you can create your horizontal and vertical perspective.
Give all sound their own space and size.
In Cubase there are special pan modes for this to move left and right in the stereo field .
Use a meter and your ears!

Problem solved! This is how it is mostly done in dance music.

Good Luck David