I made up a word.
It’s a cross between “mono” and “terrific.”
…or perhaps “horrific.”
It depends on how you look at mixing in mono.
If you believe mono kills your mixes, makes them sound lame, flat and boring, I’ve got news for you.
Mono’s not the problem.
In fact, it’s the solution.
If your mixes don’t sound good in mono, it’s because there’s something wrong with your mixes.
Here’s a monorific idea:
Mixes that sound good in mono also sound GREAT in stereo.
The opposite, however, is NOT true.
Mixes that sound good in stereo won’t necessarily sound good in mono.
Why? Because stereo can hide issues. Mono exposes ’em.
You know those times where the mix is rockin’ in your studio, then it sounds weird in your car?
Go back to your studio and flip the mix to mono. I bet it will help you hear the “weirdness” that you thought only happened in your car.
The weirdness was there all along.
You just couldn’t hear it, because you were mixing exclusively in stereo.
Try being monorific for a day. See if it improves your mixes.
If you want to practice your monorific mixing skillz on a bunch of fresh multi-tracks (and get mix critiques from yours truly), then mosey on over to:
You’ll be mixing in a matter of minutes.