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 Post subject: Why is one side of my stereo track quieter than the other?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:43 pm 
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So I made a track and recorded it into my DAW for mastering...but upon opening it up in Audacity to convert to mp3 i noticed that one channel is alot more filled out than the other in the waveform.Im wondering if there might be something wrong with my SP or interface or maybe its just a weak cable...im uploading a link to see if any one on here can tell me if the stereo signal seems off.If thats the case than what is the best way to go about figuring out where my issue is with my equipment like if its the rca out in,cable,interface,etc.

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https://soundcloud.com/spwarlock/approaching-landing


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:03 pm 
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Are the samples mono or stereo? How are you sampling RCA or 1/4 inch jack? How are you playing the sounds into the audio interface RCA or 1/4 jack? Did you check the DAW settings? Are you still using a mixer?

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Also is the right side or the left side louder? It sounds to me that the left side is louder.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:14 pm 
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Vivian wrote:
Are the samples mono or stereo? How are you sampling RCA or 1/4 inch jack? How are you playing the sounds into the audio interface RCA or 1/4 jack? Did you check the DAW settings? Are you still using a mixer?

im sampling with a 1/4 to rca splitter and the sample was in stereo.im playing the sound into the inputs on my focusrite scarlette 2i4.ableton settings are fine never had an issue with the,the input is set to stereo and i use a mixer but only for my monitors.i have the interface out going into the mixer and the monitors connected t the mixer outs.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:16 pm 
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also cant really tell if one side is or not....it sounds normal in headphones to me but i just wanted a second opinion because the wave form looked off...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:21 pm 
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I mean it sounded good to me too but I noticed the piano sample sounded a little louder in the left ear. I am probably full of shit. Regardless if there is a problem it's probably just the sample since it was recorded in stereo.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Vivian wrote:
I mean it sounded good to me too but I noticed the piano sample sounded a little louder in the left ear. I am probably full of shit. Regardless if there is a problem it's probably just the sample since it was recorded in stereo.

do you think you could look at the waveform if i uploaded a screenshot
and see what you think?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:28 pm 
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no idea why its so big


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Im no audio engineer but sonicaly and visualy I see no big problem. Plus its to be expected, you sampled in stereo. Its kinda the point of sampling in stereo.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:27 pm 
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oh okay it just looked weird to me.I worry too much I guess hahaha....thanks for helping me man!!!


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Looks like maybe you got panned a lil. Visually I see one side is larger.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 pm 
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i was worried like you before about the pan on my sp

now : i don't give a dang :lol:

7 last beats i made was with macbook speakers :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:36 pm 
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to test if the issue is your hardware sample in mono then check
stereo recordings are always imperfect like that

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