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exporting audio tracks as mono?

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  • Marvin D. Toll

    hmmm... interesting question.  To be more specific, to export track .wav files as mono. 

    I'm now mixing in Reaper after using Soundtrap as a vehicle to collect audio contributions. This approach (process) enables our musicians the ease-of-use for recording while enabling mixing via high-end DAW. Given the approach, a mono .wav file is a more convenient starting point in Reaper. 

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  • Marvin D. Toll

    I just exported a track in Bandlab to see if there was a different outcome; there is not. Bandlab also exports a track as a .wav file in stereo... and there appears to be no option for a mono outcome. 

    Interestingly the bit rate for Soundtrap was 3072 kbps vs. Bandlab @ 1411 kbps (16 bit) which causes me to think that perhaps the Soundtrap export is of higher quality? 

    I'm not clear on the practical significance of these bit rates. 

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  • Scott Burns

    Marvin, you hit the nail on the head in your first post, that is exactly what I'm doing as well (although in Logic Pro X).  Starting with mono .wav files is definitely preferable, it is mono input after all.  Surprisingly, Logic doesn't make it very straightforward to convert stereo to mono, though it can be done.  Mono export would save a lot of time!

     

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