More mono mix instead of stereo mix?

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  • #51054
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    pfr
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    Hi, It would be nice to be able to use the mix outs as mono instead of stereo. We never use stereo wedge on stage but with a band of more than 4 we are stuck or use a merger to run the monitors in mono. Please implement the option in a next update.

    Cheers Paul

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    #51056
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    [XAP]Bob
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    If you just use the left output of the upper mixes then you get 7
    If you have one of the larger boards then 1.8 will give you more possible mixes (sacrificing groups)

    #51059
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    Nicola A&H
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    use a merger to run the monitors in mono

    Hi Paul,
    You don’t need to sum the L and R sides. As long as you don’t pan the sends, the L and R sides will be identical.

    #51062
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Is that true of stereo sources?

    #51063
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    mervaka
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    I doubt it, it would be a balance rather than pan. A ‘width’ control for stereo sources would address this problem.

    #51072
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    airickess
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    I agree with mervaka – a width control would be welcome. I’m not sure how tough that would be to implement, but my guess is that it would just be a software button add that could be controlled by the encoder knob.

    #51090
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    For mono sources, just keep the pan control in the center, and both channels of a stereo mix output will get the same signal. For stereo inputs, you may need to use a simple Y joiner to send both channels of the mix output to a mono source.

    We run our system in mono, and for stereo sources we send the two channels to separate inputs on the mixer. This is primarily because we use a lot of split-track sources, and it’s easier for the operator to use two faders to mute the un-needed channel. Thus, we only need to connect to one channel of the mix outputs. If you choose to do it that way, and your mains run in stereo, you will have to pan the two inputs right and left.

    #51102
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    “For stereo inputs, you may need to use a simple Y joiner to send both channels of the mix output to a mono source.”

    It may work, but it’s not good practice to connect two outputs to each other directly. A more sophisticated joiner would be wise.

    #51119
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    DoctorG
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    A more sophisticated joiner would be wise.

    Such as …

    #51122
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    Mr-B
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    A simple resistive combiner would be sufficient a correctly designed summing amplifier would be better
    Ian B.

    #51159
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    DoctorG
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    a correctly designed summing amplifier

    Such as …..

    #51160
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    Dick Rees
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    #51164
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    MarkPAman
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    Good link – thanks Dick

    #51165
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    Dick Rees
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    You’re welcome. Seemingly small issues such ass this are unfortunately too common.

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