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Strange Voiceover Audio Issue. Mono vs. Stero Clip Channel Format?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 17, 2022

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I'm having some strange audio issues when recording a voiceover in Premiere Pro. I'm using Premiere Pro 2023 with all of the latest software updates.

 

For some reason when I record a voiceover, the audio file comes out in mono clip channel format and the audio only plays through one speaker. All of my previous projects the voiceover audio file would come out as a stereo clip channel format.

 

The issue isn't with my microphone as I tested with both my regular external microphone and my built-in computer microphone and the issue still remains.

 

Please check out this screen share video for a visual. Thank you!

 

https://www.loom.com/share/4afbf38b3d2740f392a443ce53325e74

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Dec 17, 2022 Dec 17, 2022

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 What are your sequence prefs set to for audio?

 

How was this sequence created? As if it was created with a clip with mono audio, then the sequence would automatically be mono unless your prefs say all stereo or adaptive or whatever.

 

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Dec 17, 2022 Dec 17, 2022

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Hi, my sequence preferences are attached.

 

The audio I'm talking about is a voiceover audio file (no video) so it's created from scratch, not created from another clip.

 

I feel like it has something to do with my audio hardware and input/output but I can find anything out of the ordinary in that section. Thanks.

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Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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You have an 8 channel master sequence, is that what you need? 

What type of audio track (standard, mono, adaptive) is your reccording track?

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Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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I need 8 channels because I do lots of audio sound design so yes I believe so.

For the type of audio track for the voiceover, it's coming out as mono which is the issue. I think it needs to be standard/stereo which is what it was usually like up until this point.

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Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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I need 8 channels because I do lots of audio sound design so yes I believe so.


By @mikewilltravel

 

The symbol you are referring to in the video is the symbol that shows that the audio track is a Mono track. If you record voice over on a Mono track, the voice over will be Mono. Create a Stereo track and record the voice over on that track if you want Stereo.

 

Stereo audio can never be placed on a Mono track, thats why you get Mono audio now.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Hi, thanks for letting me know. How do I create a stereo track and record a voiceover in stereo format? I'm not sure how it got changed to mono. I think it's something in my audio and input/output settings. I need it so when I record a voiceover it automatically comes out as a stereo track. I don't want to record in mono and then convert or change it to stereo or anything weird. Stereo from the beginning. Thanks!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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How do I create a stereo track and record a voiceover in stereo format?


By @mikewilltravel

 

Sequence > Add Tracks is one way to do it.

 

Good to know is that once a Mono track is created you cannot change it back to Stereo and vice versa, so if you want to add more tracks such as music that is in true stereo compared to a voice over that is mono it may be time to create a new timeline with the correct track type such as Standard and copy the material from the old timeline to the new. It depends on your needs.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 19, 2022 Dec 19, 2022

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Not sure why you want to record a mono microphone on a stereo track, just record it on a mono track and use the trackmixer panpot to make the signal in the 'centre'.

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Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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That's not from the Preferences, where the options for what types of audio you want to have moved through your project are set.

 

Preferences/Audio ... would be the panel I'd like to see.

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Hi, see attached. Thanks!

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-18 at 11.15.51 AM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2022 Dec 19, 2022

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Hi, confirming this issue has been resolved now and I've been able to add a new stereo voiceover track from scratch. Thanks for your help all!

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Dec 19, 2022 Dec 19, 2022

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Richard and Averdahl are great helpers around here ... though like Richard, I'm curious why you need stereo for a VO track ... I don't know of most anyone doing that, so ... the differences are always intriguing, right?

 

Neil

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