Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Mixing in mono Reply To: Mixing in mono


    Mixing in mono makes it (slightly) easier to balance tracks and will also reveal mono incompatibility issues (tracks that seem to get lost or disappear in the mix but are audible in stereo) or Even tracks that suddenly become a lot louder! This has been a handy trick for me in the past to help me get to my end goals, and one that I would also highly recommend. You don’t have to listen out for anything when in mono, just carry on mixing! Any changes in your tracks should be pretty obvious.

    I mix in mono but frequently hop back and forth to stereo as I go by pressing the “sum to mono” button on my Audio Interface. I’ve seen Warren discuss this topic before and If I recall correctly, he mixes in stereo but he also knows what to listen for and also what his track should sound like coming from his speakers because he knows his monitors/room very well.

    If you are not at that level yet then I don't think mixing in mono is a bad idea at all, but in practice (in my humble opinion) it should be compulsory to listen in mono, stereo, headphones, monitors and even earbuds and car, when you start to become more experienced You won’t need to cross reference on everything so much but just takes time.

    Tl:dr ? A plus 1 from me for mixing in mono!