Originally Posted by tripz
Hi guys! I'm working on a stereo track that seems to colapse when tested in mono! I' m pretty shure the problem is due to the guitars totally panned left and right and playing the same things...
unfortunately I don't have the session but only the final mix
the question is:
is there a way (plugins or other tricks) to correct this phase problem and make the track mono-compatible?
can this helps making the track sound more solid when listened in stereo?
Do all of the instruments tend to cancel out or just the guitars? If it's just a certain subset of instruments you're up the creek. If it's all the information, try inverting the polarity of one channel and sum and see if it gets better.
Yes, there are processors that can correct phase and timing between channels, the Cedar is really the only one worth considering, but I'm not convinced that is the cause of your problem and mostly what the Cedar can do is subtle timing correction while your problem looks like a wholesale polarity reversal in one or more cables or connections during the mixdown. What does your phase meter say?
Pointing out the importance of checking the recording in mono when you mix! And YES, this can help make the recording sound more solid when listened to in stereo. In fact, if the problem only became obvious to you in mono, I suggest that you should check the quality of your stereo monitoring. On a good stereo system the problems of out-of-polarity instruments will be painfully obvious, even in stereo.