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tommcc 23rd May 2010 08:40 AM

ASSR mixing question
Hi Alan --

Thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions here. I'm an ASSR member and have gone through just about all of the online videos and I have a question about something you mentioned on the second Mixing video: You mention that a good way to get a mono signal to sound stereo is to copy the track and delay one of the two copies a bit when panning them left and right. I've used this technique myself, but I've found that when I've done it, I often have phasing problems later if the track is played back in mono. Is there any kind of trick you use to avoid this?

BTW, I've thoroughly enjoyed ASSR and I'm looking forward to getting the DVD soon.


Tom [email protected]

Alan Parsons 1st June 2010 11:24 AM

If it phases in mono your delay is too short. About 20-25 mS usually works well. But if it's a percussive part you might find that that is an audible delay.

Thanks for your patience for the final ASSR DVD set - we are almost there.