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Mono with a stereo stylus
tinpanalley
post Jul 9 2011, 22:08
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I'm not going to buy a mono stylus for my cartridge. I don't even know if they make one. My question however is about the software.

Should I bother setting my software (I have Sound Forge and Audacity) to mono recording? Or should I just record my mono vinyl in stereo and then decide what to do with the 2 channels? There has to be some standard way of recording mono via a stereo stylus.

Thanks for any input!
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AndyH-ha
post Jul 29 2011, 09:23
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While that may be true, few recent cartridges have a mono stylus option. Should one be available, one needs to consider whether that cost, and the probably necessary readjustment of tracking parameters in order to switch back and forth between styli, is worth the cost for a few old LPs. Once on the computer, much noise can be significantly reduced. That is probably a different consideration for a professional doing conversions for hire.
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- tinpanalley   Mono with a stereo stylus   Jul 9 2011, 22:08
- - mixminus1   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 9 2011, 14:08) O...   Jul 9 2011, 22:55
- - tinpanalley   Ok, that's what I thought. Then do I double it...   Jul 9 2011, 23:02
|- - mixminus1   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 9 2011, 15:02) O...   Jul 10 2011, 00:32
|- - tinpanalley   QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Jul 9 2011, 19:32) and...   Jul 10 2011, 01:34
|- - mixminus1   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 9 2011, 17:34) I...   Jul 10 2011, 02:32
- - Paul Sanders   If you plan to declick, record in stereo. Clicks ...   Jul 9 2011, 23:24
|- - tinpanalley   QUOTE (Paul Sanders @ Jul 9 2011, 18:24) ...   Jul 9 2011, 23:40
- - DonP   The surface noise is stereo too. If I record a mo...   Jul 10 2011, 00:32
- - AndyH-ha   There is a definite advantage to recording "s...   Jul 10 2011, 01:43
- - tinpanalley   I guess what I'm getting at, and perhaps this ...   Jul 10 2011, 02:58
|- - Martel   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 10 2011, 03:58) ...   Jul 10 2011, 19:06
- - tinpanalley   "converting to 16-bit" - is that the sam...   Jul 10 2011, 05:35
- - AndyH-ha   If you play a mono track from the computer it will...   Jul 10 2011, 06:06
- - AndyH-ha   Also, in the more specific case of an LP or casset...   Jul 10 2011, 06:12
- - Fedot L   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 9 2011, 21:08) I...   Jul 10 2011, 21:27
|- - tinpanalley   QUOTE (Fedot L @ Jul 10 2011, 16:27) Ther...   Jul 11 2011, 00:53
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Fedot L @ Jul 10 2011, 21:27) QUOT...   Jul 11 2011, 12:53
- - dc2bluelight   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 9 2011, 16:08) I...   Jul 11 2011, 07:20
|- - tinpanalley   QUOTE (dc2bluelight @ Jul 11 2011, 02:20)...   Jul 11 2011, 17:05
- - pdq   Think of it this way... A stereo cartridge genera...   Jul 11 2011, 17:48
- - 2Bdecided   100% of the wanted signal is horizontal motion. 5...   Jul 12 2011, 10:51
- - tinpanalley   Ok, I'm going to use Audacity to record my mon...   Jul 13 2011, 20:47
|- - DonP   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 13 2011, 15:47) ...   Jul 13 2011, 22:06
|- - Juha   QUOTE (tinpanalley @ Jul 13 2011, 22:47) ...   Aug 14 2011, 18:05
- - greynol   Record at 24-bit, make sure your editing software ...   Jul 13 2011, 21:11
- - AndyH-ha   Also, from the fairly large number of mono LPs I d...   Jul 13 2011, 23:17
- - AndyH-ha   If you don't know about the best way to decrac...   Jul 13 2011, 23:18
- - tinpanalley   Sorry to keep beating a dead horse over here but w...   Jul 29 2011, 00:26
- - DVDdoug   There was always a mono-FM switch, which would red...   Jul 29 2011, 01:27
- - AndyH-ha   Mono, usually adding the channels together, making...   Jul 29 2011, 05:51
- - Woodinville   If it is an old mono recording, you do not want to...   Jul 29 2011, 07:51
- - AndyH-ha   While that may be true, few recent cartridges have...   Jul 29 2011, 09:23
- - pdq   I was buying LPs in the mid 60's when they sol...   Jul 29 2011, 14:38
- - tinpanalley   Hey guys, Ok, so I ran some tests. Very elementar...   Jul 29 2011, 22:47
- - AndyH-ha   If the LP is good enough condition, and your cartr...   Jul 30 2011, 07:43
- - tinpanalley   I'm dealing with dithering now and realised so...   Aug 1 2011, 22:21


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