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Mixing in Pro Tools®: Skill Pack, Second Edition by Brian Smithers

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Chapter 12. Stereo Enhancement

You’ve seen (and heard) how critical panning is to a good mix. You’ve also used short delays to give sounds a feeling of physical space within the stereo field. In this chapter, you’ll see new ways to manipulate the stereo image, including a technique for moving an image beyond the apparent limitations of the left and right speakers.

I’ll also show you how to check your mix for mono compatibility. No matter how technologically advanced you may think the listening public is, there will always be times when they are effectively listening to our stereo mixes in mono. It behooves us all to be sure everything will translate well when that happens.

Wider Stereo

Although stereo clearly allows for much greater dimensionality ...

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