The advantages of mixing in mono are well
documented and it’s a technique that should be considered when
mixing down your masterpiece utilizing SCOPE. An article on
musicsoftwaretraining.com sets out some of the advantages and
why you should try it.
So how can we do this using SCOPE?
It easy to set up using a mixer whose output can
be switched to mono (e.g. STM 2448, STM 1632, etc) and connecting it
to the ‘ControlRoom’ module.
Mix L & R to In 1 L & R (normal stereo playback);
Mix L to In 2 L (playback mono through your
left monitor only);
Mix R to In 3 R (playback mono through your
right monitor only).
Note: It is
recommended that you don’t just mono the sound and mix utilizing
your stereo speakers. You need to mono the mix and play back from
just one monitor (hence the set-up described here).
shown above (OR2 to ADAT A Dest #2), you could also connect a
central studio mono speaker (if you have one) to a Control Room
output so you can mono mix via that speaker.