(Amplifire Question) Stereo vs. Mono Irs.

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  1. clintmartin

    clintmartin Member

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    What difference would a mono IR make? If I use stereo Irs in my Amplifire and decide to run mono...wouldn't it sum to mono by only using the left jack?
     
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  2. dmock66

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    Excellent question. I've been using MONO IRs as I'm just using the left XLR out - but I don't know if that's "right" or not.
     
  3. Will Chen

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    Depends on if the stereo IR left and right channels differ in a meaningful way, for example if it's a stereo IR with a different speaker on the left and right.
     
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    Interesting - or maybe a mix of mics?

    If an IR is in stereo with differences - if you play in mono would it "sum" them for a mono signal?
     
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    I must admit to not being fully schooled on the Amplifire's output options, but typically when you run a single output from a stereo MFX, the output is a summed signal (though some units will just give you the left signal or give you the option of summed or not).
     
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    I've been using the dual summed mono in the Amplifire. I asked the question because of the Ownhammer mixes which use several mics. I have tried the mono vs. stereo (side by side) in dual summed mono and can't really tell a difference.
     

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