Frequently Asked Questions
First, it analyzes the entire audio file for stereo content. If you manually checked your files, you would probably spot check them, listening to short segments. But what if an audio file is mono at the point you listened to it, but switches to stereo in a different part of the file? In this case you would miss the stereo content.
Next, StereoMonoizer automatically converts the files for you, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were splitting them manually in your DAW or another application.
Finally, StereoMonoizer renames the converted files, removing the .L or .R extension that is typically added by file conversion utilities. This keeps the track naming in your session cleaner and easier to read.
At the heart of StereoMonoizer is its detection algorithm, which analyzes your audio files to determine their stereo content. A simple batch processor would require you to actually tell it what files to convert, but StereoMonoizer does all this for you. It will show you a list of your files along with the stereo content of each, and will let you know which files need to be converted to mono.
Depending on your DAW, there are different pan depths available. For example in Pro Tools, your session can be at any of 4 pan depths: -2.5db, -3db, -4.5db or -6db. When you convert a stereo track to a mono track, if you don’t compensate for this pan depth, the resulting mono sound would be lower in volume by the amount that your pan depth is set.
So for example if your session uses a -3db pan depth, a mono sound would be 3db lower than the same sound, if it was played back on a stereo track. In order to compensate for this, you can use Pan Depth Compensation in StereoMonoizer to raise the converted mono tracks, compensating for the pan depth setting.
The other mode is Choose Output Folder. This mode will leave your original files completely untouched, and will place the new mono files in a folder of your choosing.
Windows 7 or 8 is required for the PC version.
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