A sound engineer will mix the music in mono instead of stereo to get results that will sound good regardless of what equipment the listener is using. Sometimes, the listener won’t be home in front of his speakers and the music will still sound good if mixed with mono. The listener will get great equalization and clarity from the instruments. If it is good in mono, it will be great in stereo. Mono will also expose any phase issues and sound variations. Mixing in mono will make the mid channel even better and your vocals and bass will be meshed together.
- Mixing in mono means certain problems will be obvious and you will have a chance to fix them.
- Early music by bands like the Beatles and the Beach Boys sound amazing, and they were recorded in mono.
- Mono provides a clear listening experience for everyone, regardless of where they are positioned in relation to the speakers.
“Mixing in mono is a trick professionals use to ensure the songs they pump out sound amazing, no matter the speakers or where the listeners is positioned in front of those speakers.”