Converting Dual Mono Tracks into Stereo in Cubase

This video guides you through the processes needed to convert dual mono tracks into stereo tracks for use in your DAW.

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Converting Dual Mono Tracks into Stereo in Cubase video tutorial shows how to convert dual mono tracks into stereo for further processing within Cubase.

A problem that faces all producers is that of mono versus stereo channels and how and when to use them. The conversion processes used in Cubase are thoroughly explained in this video with explanations as to the differences between the two types and the advantages one poses over the other.

Quite often we are presented with dual mono, mono and stereo as available options to use for sound and it really comes down to not only how you like to work but whether the sound NEEDS to be in mono, dual stereo or true stereo.

Converting Dual Mono Tracks into Stereo in Cubase is quite an easy task to perform and can be so useful when it comes to parallel processing, stereo widening, M/S processing and just about any process that requires a stereo sound as opposed to a more constricting mono sound. In fact, it is common practice to convert mono sounds to stereo but one does need to be acquainted with the differences between true stereo and dual mono. Additionally, pan modes are heavily influenced by whether mono or stereo sounds are used. Range panning works best with stereo pans whereas spot panning works equally effectively with mono sounds. In Cubase, there is a marked distinction between using either a balanced or combined panner.

The plugin used in this video:

Steinberg Cubase

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What are the differences between Dual Mono and Stereo
  • How to convert dual mono into stereo
  • Band-pass Cleaning processes for optimising headroom
  • Synth Channel cleaning practices
  • Drum Cleaning processes
  • Re-importing processes – pros and cons

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