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Mono channel

Postby venro » 18 Sep 2016, 13:21

I hooked up 2 active speakers sounding great and in stereo. But testing 1 at a time the right output sounds much louder/better. Can I conclude that Right is the best channel for mono connection?
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Re: Mono channel

Postby skydogg » 06 Jan 2017, 19:09

Hi,

I just got a electro 5d. For rehearsal I often just use a 15" wedge as a monitor/amp. Does the Nord have a Mono out? Usually the keyboards I've used in the past have one channel or the other also labeled as mono.

Thoughts?

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Re: Mono channel

Postby skydogg » 11 Jan 2017, 03:02

No one? Am I asking a stupid question? :)
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Re: Mono channel

Postby Lee Batchelor » 11 Jan 2017, 03:52

Skydog, every keyboard I've ever owned had a L/R summated output for mono sound. My experience is that the Yamaha mono out is not as good as the Roland mono out. Something to do with the processor I think.

The 5D only shows a Left and Right output. My piano instructor, who plays for some very famous Country stars, was told that despite the presence of a L/R summated output channel, the Right channel is the best one to use for a straight mono feed. I haven't tried it yet because I always run stereo, but I may try it soon just to hear what it sounds like.

Just my two cents worth. As usual, I'll probably be told I'm wrong :).
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Re: Mono channel

Postby afroskully » 11 Jan 2017, 15:58

I've had a bunch of questions about this as well. It seems the optimal way to use these Nord pianos are in stereo but for mono, it's a bit different sample to sample. After inquring about this with Pablo, he wrote,

"The MONO control which resides in the Piano Section affects pianos only. Per Nord: "As the .npno files are created, it is decided per note which channel (L, R), or a sum of them should be used in MONO mode. This is based purely on which option sounds best."

I've been only running R out when I play in mono and that seems to be a better option for me, but using the same piano sample, you may think the Mono enabled sounds better/fuller. Do what your ears tell you to do.
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Re: Mono channel

Postby Rusty Mike » 11 Jan 2017, 16:51

Nearly all of the Nord piano samples have a gentle pan which gradually output more to the left channel as you move down the scale, and to the right as you move up. It's never a hard pan, so lower notes will still come out the right channel, although they will be lower in volume. It stands to reason then that the right output will provide a stronger signal in the critical solo/comp area, and is most likely considered "better". Many times, in a band context, less volume in the low mids and bass tend to be favored so as not to compete with other instruments.

The one possible exception is the new Royal Grand, which seems to have a relatively more extreme left/right difference. But it's still not a hard pan by any means.
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Re: Mono channel

Postby skydogg » 11 Jan 2017, 18:13

Ah, thanks for the info. Not a simple matter, I see. I'll experiment with both, but I'm guessing the right output will make the most sense for my situation.
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Re: Mono channel

Postby Lee Batchelor » 12 Jan 2017, 00:19

Good info, guys! Thanks. I too shall give the Right output (mono) a try.
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Re: Mono channel

Postby pablotiburcio » 12 Jan 2017, 17:52

There are problem (in sound quality) if I join R and L signal in a Y split adapter? What's the technology that mixer use to take a stereo signal and split in a mono output?

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Re: Mono channel

Postby Mr_-G- » 12 Jan 2017, 22:48

You should not do that. See here: http://www.rane.com/note109.html
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