Or should I just record my mono vinyl in stereo and then decide what to do with the 2 channels?
If you plan to declick, record in stereo. Clicks are often much more prominent in one channel than the other, and if you record in mono they are less well detected.
Ok, that's what I thought. Then do I double it to both sides?
and yes, there is no such thing as a single-channel audio CD - Red Book (standardized) audio CDs have to be 2-channel, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz.
I'm comparing for example to a film on DVD. If you play it as 2.0 Mono, it sounds hotter than 1.0 Mono but that could be due to the strength of the center speaker.... ok, nevermind, silly point.
I guess what I'm getting at, and perhaps this is conceptually incorrect, is the question of whether 2 mono channels one on top of the other wouldnt sound louder than just the one channel? because there's two of them I mean. Or does it not work like that?
I'm not going to buy a mono stylus for my cartridge.
There are neither mono nor stereo styli.
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!
Quote from: tinpanalley on 09 July, 2011, 05:08:47 PMI'm not going to buy a mono stylus for my cartridge.There are neither mono nor stereo styli.
If you are trying to record 78 RPM records, you have a whole different issue though. The groove is bigger, so you do need a real 78 RPM stylus, the standard stylus will just ride in the bottom of the groove and rattle around in there sounding terrible. 78's also used several different EQ curves (not RIAA), so you need to deal with that.
Still record them in stereo, pick the best channel or sum of both.
Ok, I'm going to use Audacity to record my mono record in stereo at 32-bit float point.Then I'm going to listen to both channels to see if the right really is cleaner and whichever is cleaner I'm going to dupe to be on both channels.Then I'm going to do a click clean up and then I'll finish by saving as 24-bit wav but in stereo instead of converting to mono.Does that sound ok?