I have a track set up for mono in and stereo out so I can pan it left or right.
the problem is I cannot hear a mono track when I set the stereo balance pan to the middle, and it gets louder when I move the balance fader left or right but the sound doesn’t move left or right. This also happens when I record the mono track and move the balance left or right.
The meters move as they should whatever I do and the groove agent track works perfectly.
I have only two inputs, Left and right set up and two outputs again left and right.
I have an odd feeling I am missing something really obvious. I am using 12.0.52 and not using any active or inactive inserts or EQs.
I have no idea but when I use the pan it makes the track get louder the further left or right I move it, at dead centre you cannot hear anything at all. It’s seems similar to an inverse waveform cancelling out a normal waveform.
It’s like the centre position cancels it out but the level meters still move and it doesn’t actually make the sounds move to the left or right in a mix.
I don’t know how to cure a phase issue.
It’s the way I have always set it up. Mono in for guitar and stereo out.
It sounds exactly the same with a full pan left or right in stereo as it does then I set the output to the left or right output.
I’m not sure what a phase issue sounds like, is there a YT video explaining it?
I just tried it with a massive distortion Insert and I can hear it very faintly, but without it I can’t.
It’s also doing it on any old project I load up. I think either my Cubase is buggered or an update messed it up.
I’m going to try a full reinstall including deleting any Steinberg folder I have on the PC.
no my friend Cubase is ok, that’s a phase issue, as stated, it’s a physical phenomenon in audio
-It’s like the centre position cancels it out but the level meters still move
YES, that’s exactly a phase issue, it means that the right signal is IDENTICAL to left one but it has inverted phase polarity. You say you don’t have any plugins on the inserted, so it should be due to some routing settings you have on that channel. That’s why you should post some screenshot
You should also check the pan law, go in the project setup menu with shift+S and make a screenshot [probably not related to this issue, but better have a look]
Anyway, I assume you record a mono signal [guitar] and wanna put stereo FXs on it, right?
It’s a mono input with a stereo out so I can pan it in a mix, if I set it as mono out the pan sider is disabled. Left Stereo In is a mono input from my interface, which has always worked in the past. I get one waveform when I record and used to be able to place it where I wanted in the stereo landscape.
I have just tried setting it up as a mono input on it’s own in Audio connections and it does exactly the same.
I have always been talking about using a mono channel.
Please understand that each audio track has an input and an output. The amount of input channels(!) may vary, ie. mono, stereo, surround, but the amount of output channels is fixed for an audio track once you create it.
In your screenshot we can see a mono channel with a mono output. That mono output then gets routed to a stereo channel afterwards.
This might seem a small difference to you but is fundamentally different.
Try to create a new audio track, where the input can be a mono source but the outputs are Stereo and then check if the problem goes away.
My K audio 6 has 4 inputs, two 1/4" mono and two balanced. I have the guitar going into one input and none of the others have anything attached. The audio is transferred to the computer via a USB lead. The only active inputs are 1 and 2 in mono for my K Audio 6.
The Asio driver is the official one from Native Instruments K Audio 6 and correct for the interface, input latency is 3.8ms and output is 5.6ms. My computers built in inputs are disabled in the windows control panel. In Audio System > advanced nothing is active. I am not using any effects and I am just recording the direct guitar input.
There are two circles for the track next to the edit channel settings indicating it’s a stereo track. The equaliser is off, and the inserts and sends are empty. The waveform is mono and showing as it normally should.
In the Komplete audio driver settings Sample rate is 48k process buffer is 64 samples, direct monitoring is off.
The outputs used are the Komplete audio 6 headphones and they are the only active outputs in Audio System > Komplete Audio 6…
The input channel is mono set up as in the picture above.
If it is the settings is there a way to restore the default settings like it’s a fresh installation? I tried the preferences but that just sets them to default.
I tried unplugging the interface for a few minutes just in case.
So quick update. I tried with windows inputs and outputs with ASIO4ALL and it worked perfectly, so I’m assuming it’s my Komplete Audio 6 causing the problem.
That’s a stereo track with a mono input, with a stereo destination as its output. It’s not a mono track. If you want a mono track with a mono input then the first two should say “mono”, and only the last one will be stereo. “Configuration” is the width of the actual track you’re creating.