6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2012 10:57 AM by nemateoz
nemateoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Separated the left channel (containing rhythm section) on a CD song in GarageBand. Which enabled me to eliminate existing solo horn, allowing me to be the soloist.

So, what I have now is the rhythm section coming out of the left speaker and nothing out of the right. Intend to add my horn, but if that's all there'll be in the right channel, won't sound right. At a minimum, what I need is the rhythm coming out of both speakers, with the solo horn in the middle.

 

How can I do this?

  • 1. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    Jiri Krecek Level 4 Level 4 (1,080 points)

    With some loss, you could export this to AAC or even try the lossless and reimport it back into GB, then adjust the panning to make it play on both channels? Just thinking out loud. Sure, there must be a way slicker way to do this.

     

    I personally use AudioHijack Pro to capture my audio

    You could capture it while GB would be playing and change the panning on the fly in AudioHijack That's what I do, but if you don't want to fork out $30, you could use the method above.

  • 2. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    If you change the rhythm track to a mono track (in the Info pane), it should sit in the middle of the stereo spectrum.

  • 3. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    nemateoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Can't find where to do that, Chris.

     

    In the Info pane, browse tab, all I see are various options for stereo/mono input. So that has no effect on an existing, recorded track. Don't see anything regarding stereo/mono settings under the Edit tab.

     

    Would there be something in the "Track Editor" panel? Can't see anything there either. Just "Pitch, Enhance Tuning and Enhance Timing under "Audio Region."

  • 4. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    nemateoz wrote:

     

    all I see are various options for stereo/mono input.

     

    that's what you change

     

     

    nemateoz wrote:

     

    So that has no effect on an existing, recorded track

     

    it does

  • 5. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    nemateoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    OK, it's not happening.

     

    Here's what I have:

     

    1) An existing, recorded real track containing the rhythm section. (Set to -64 on the left pan dial). That takes out the solo horn. But, when playing back, that rhythm section only sounds on the left speaker. Nothing on the right. (Trying to move dial to 12 o'clock just brings the horn back in.)

     

    2) In the Track Info panel, Browse Tab, tried two options: 1) Using a Presonus Firebox preamp, six different mono settings are availalbe (tried them all) and two stereo; 2) Disconnected the Firebox and went with built-in (computer) inputs, offering two choices for mono, one for stereo.

     

    Regardless of the options I tried, when I chose a mono for the track, with the pan dial still set at -64, the solo horn pops back in. Although now with the rhythm section in the left channel. Nothing in the right channel. Moving the dial has no effect on the reappearance of the solo horn.

     

    Really want to fix this. If I went with what I have now, I'd end up with rhythm on the left, me on the right (or middle if I chose). Just doesn't sound right. Ideally, what I'd like is me in the middle and rhythm section split, right, middle, left. But that ain't going to happen. If I could just get the rhythm coming out of both speakers, myself in the middle, I'd be alright.

  • 6. Re: Changing stereo channels, panning, in GB
    nemateoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Got it.

     

    Here's what I did:

     

    1) Sent the track in question ... with just the rhythm section coming out of the left channel ... to iTunes;

     

    2) Created a new real track, with input set to Mono in the Track Info panel;

     

    3) Brought it back into GB

     

    4) It worked. Rhythm section coming out of both speakers, No solo horn. And, I can see in the Track Editor that the solo horn has disappeared.

     

    Relieved. Thanks for the help.

     

    (I think the key was setting the new track to mono before I brought it back in from iTunes. Now I can move the rhythm section anywhere I want: 9 o'****, 12, 3.)