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  • Rc
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    stereo bass
    Hi guys.,I have been learning how to mix the perfect record using logic pro and a few outboard gears .I have been enjoying the mixing tutorials.and I have noticed that all the instruments used are in stereo.is the bass instrument especially the hip hop lows end done in stereo or mono? many thanks..
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: stereo bass
    Hi Rc, Thanks & welcome to the forums! I'm not certain - but I suspect the Bass was originally recorded in mono - usually the Bass is mono and panned dead centre. Thanks Rounik
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  • Rc
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    Re: stereo bass
    thanks Rounik that's what i suspected, its just the mixing tutorials threw me off a bit.as everything was in stereo.but its getting even stranger nowadays I have been listening to some new hip hop stuff and drums have been panned hard right and hard left.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: stereo bass
    Hey Rc, What elements of the drum kit were panned hard left/right? It's normal to find toms and other percussive elements panned, but in general the lowest frequencies, like Kick drum and Bass guitar will be centred. :)
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  • Rc
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    Re: stereo bass
    actually its the kik's one of them is on the new 50cent album Before I Self Destruct a track Could've Been You (Feat. R. Kelly) there is also another one that I have noticed on a timbaland produced track How Does It Feel by Keri Hilson from In a Perfect World album.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: stereo bass
    Hey Rc, I found the Keri Hilson track on Spotify and after a brief listen I see what you mean. All I can say is that rules and conventions in music are there to be bent, broken and redefined. I haven't analysed the track... but would be interesting to see/hear if there is still a lot of bass frequency panned centred in the mix. :) R
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  • Rc
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    Re: stereo bass
    Thanks for taking time to look into it.really appreciate it. I think the main thing is to follow what I hear.what i find disappointing with logic is when I want to output a mono signal I have to pan it hard right or left.as opposed to programs like digital performer where I can just simply out put a mono signal.but logic sounds better though. I am logic 8 but I am still pondering if its worth going on logic 9. R.c
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: stereo bass
    Yeah, definitely, use your ears ;-) They are the best judge for what sounds good! You know you can create a mono file in Logic. Here's a quick - though not as convenient way as DP : - Create a send on the Bass to say, Bus 10. A new Aux (with Bus 10 as input) is created n the Mixer. - Create a new Audio Track. Set the Input for the audio channel as Bus 10. Record enable the new Audio Track and record the bass part in mono. A new mono recorded file of the Bass will be added to your Bin :) Rounik
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  • Rc
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    Joined: Nov 13th, 2009, 03:24
    Re: stereo bass
    cool thanks I try that next time I am in the studio, my current setup is logic 8 out through motu 828 to mackie d8b,when I output a channel if i want it to come off a single channel on the console I have to pan it hard left or hard right on logic.otherwise I end up with two channels of bass coming through the console although panned on the center. do I need two channels panned on the center or just a single channel for the bass?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: stereo bass
    at the bottom of the audio channel strip is a symbol. Click hold and choose Mono. I think this should work in Logic 8. Let me know if it does... or doesn't ;-) Rounik
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