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Prem CS6 Mono Audio Track 3db Level Error

Jan 30, 2013 3:17 AM


Just been doing some mixing and have noticed that mono tracks are 3db lower than stereo.

At first I placed a limiter on a mono audio instance (not track) set to limit at -8 and it actually limits at -11.

This is not the case with stereo tracks.

I thought it was the plugin but when I tested it out with tone I found that tone came in at the correct level... -12 on a stereo track then when you made it mono it came in 3db lower.

Anyone got any ideas or is this one for the Bug Report?

Be good if someone could confirm so I know I'm not going crazy.


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    Jan 30, 2013 4:52 AM   in reply to Butch2oc

    I have a similar problem, in that I normally record split track audio on my camcorder, its on-board mic into Ch1 and a radio mic onto ch2. Upon importing the files into Premiere, I use the Modify > Audio channels option to make the stereo track into two mono channels. And hey-presto, what previously peaked at 0dB now peaks at -3dB. Since I usually aim to peak any audio at circa -3 or -4 dB, this has not been a problem to me.


    bye Andrew

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