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Bouncing to mono

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by pfloyd714714, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. pfloyd714714

    pfloyd714714 Senior member

    I have a mono file I want to bounce while running it through an outboard compressor. When I do so I end up with a stereo file. I have tried splitting the Stereo Output into Output 1 & 2, but when I bounce through Output 1 I get a hard-panned-left file and the opposite through Output 2.

    Bouncing in place yields a mono file, but using that method means I cannot use the outboard compressor.

    The weird thing is that when I bounce through the Stereo Output and resulting file, though the waveform shows left & right, behaves like a mono file when it comes to panning.

    So can anyone explain how to go from a mono channel strip and end up with a mono bounced file?

  3. pfloyd714714

    pfloyd714714 Senior member

    This turned out to be a question of communication between RME's TotalMix software and Logic X. Logic I can almost always understand. TotalMix...well...not so frequently.

    In any event, sorted.

  4. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Good thing you got this sorted out.
    Not knowing the particulars, I was going to suggest that you work with the existing stereo file by right-clicking>Convert>Convert to New Audio File.

    In the dialog box, set Stereo Conversion to Interleaved to Split.
    This will create a new stereo file, but also separate L and R files.

    You can delete the new stereo file and either the L or R file.

    When you drag the remaining mono file from the Project Audio folder onto the Main window Tracks area, you’ll get a File not found error message. Click Ok. You mono file will load just fine.

    In this case, it's better that you worked out the communication issue.:D
  5. paulnajar

    paulnajar Senior member

    Check out the IO plugin on the track you want to run through the hardware compressor. It allows you to use external hardware with the same audio routing as a software plugin. Then once you have that set upi use bounce in place and you will be recording the compressor.

    Another way would be to use the IO plugin and then record the compressor input on your rme to a new track.

    Kind regards
  6. pfloyd714714

    pfloyd714714 Senior member

    Hey Paul--

    I am using the i/o plugin. If I bounce in place, though, isn't that an offline bounce? I thought external hardware processors required real-time bounces.


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