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Ro-minimal / Micro House: Should you aim for "Mono compatibility" and does it still matter in 2021?

In this video I wanted to show you a little example of a Hi-hat track that was panned too far L/R in the stereo field.

The problem is, if switched to mono, it sounded very different than it was supposed to be in the first place.

In my opinion I don't want this to happen.

I want my tracks to be heard in the outside world like they were supposed to be heard.

Like they have been produced in my studio or in this case, the client's studio.

Now, some people don’t even care about their tracks to be mono compatible.

In the end it’s up to everyone's personal taste.

The fact is, even though Club PA’s can be stereo, but also can be set up in mono, we never truly know our listeners playback system...

(Bluetooth speakers, PA System and so on.)

We never really know if the playback system is going to be in mono or stereo.

That's why I think it still matters, if not even more in 2021 to find a nice balance between stereo and mono for our ro minimal & micro house tracks.

The benefit of a nice balance between mono/stereo is also that our mix get’s more focus and impact, punch in my opinion.

I hope this helps.

Cheers Silvano


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