I hear what you’re supposing – you’re supposing ‘for what reason would it be a good idea for me to blend in mono? – what’s the point? – nowadays that just appears to be so in reverse’.

I thought a similar when somebody recommended it to me so let me simply take five minutes of your chance and simply read this and see what you think a while later.

Mixing in mono for me is like blending on little speakers (a few people call them grot boxes), as in as opposed to it sounding extraordinary on enormous speakers it sounds trash – you’re restricting your decisions and in the event that you can make it sound awesome in mono at that point it will sound incredible in stereo. At the point when in mono, the track just sounds level and coming at you from the speaker. You can’t hear the melody in all its ‘fabulous nous’. It makes the track sound less attractive yet making this piece of your blend procedure will help you for heaps of reasons.

EQ and Volume

Blending in mono powers you to utilize different devices to improve the track sound as opposed to going after skillet or stereo spread to get the partition and make it sound great. You’ll be compelled to utilize the individual faders of the tracks and even the channel EQ to influence tracks to sit together and give them their own space in the blend. You basically don’t have the advantage of having the capacity to utilize the stereo field and the track is simply coming at you straight down the center so to recognize the parts you have to utilize these apparatuses to motivate them to sit right together. This encourages you gain a general equalization and cognizance between every one of the tracks paying little respect to whether it’s in stereo or not.


Another favorable position to blending in mono is the minimisation of any stage issues which might be available in stereo accounts. As opposed to having a different left and right channel both are summed to mono. In this way if both of the channels are out of stage, an undoing will happen. That implies you could for example have a radiant piano part that sounds extraordinary in stereo; put the track into mono and the piano vanishes because of the summation of the two channels and their stage relationship.

Blending in mono

There you go two reasons – (AND VERY GOOD ONES) with respect to why I blend in mono. I don’t blend the entire track in mono however. It will by and large be for around 80% of the blend procedure and afterward I will hope to move to parts of the stereo blend – when in doubt of thumb make it sound great in mono first and afterward take a gander at the stereo imaging. However, dependably be aware of mono and continue swapping back to the mono notwithstanding amid the last stages.

Most DAWs have a tendency to have modules that carry out the activity yet one that I extremely like (and it’s free with the goal that improves it even) and accessible to download FOR FREE here.

The reason I like this module so much is that it is so adaptable (and I’m in no way, shape or form a paid endorser of their items – in spite of the fact that that would be decent ). You can have the mono source (with the M solo) however you can likewise pick the individual L and R channels as single sources too which is extraordinary. Another awesome element that this little fitting does too is the S solo. It’s another subject I need to put something aside for another posting yet basically it enables you to hear the ‘sides’ of a stereo chronicle. I’ll contact upon it in my next post.