In this free tutorial you will learn how to use the main controls in the Monofilter plug-in by Nugen Audio to centre sub bass frequencies in stereo keyboard tracks. Watch to hear examples of how Monofilter can easily focus sub bass in Synth and Rhode tracks while retaining the mids and high stereo image.
Monofilter by Nugen Audio is a very powerful yet simple to use tool that enables users to control the stereo width and phase correlation of low frequencies
Keyboard instruments, such as Synths, Pianos, Rhodes and Organs will tend to have a lot of low-end sub bass energy that either moves around the stereo field or sits unnecessarily wide in a mix. This low-end sub energy has a tenancy of upsetting processes such as mix bus compression - generally an overall mix can suffer if low sub energy is not centred in the stereo image
The human ear is more sensitive to placing stereo information in the mid to high ranges - not so much in the low sub bass range.
A simple rule of thumb is to centre sub lows to mono while retaining low mids and above in stereo. This is a hard and fast rule that always gets tracks sitting well together in a mix.
For more information about Monofilter please visit the Nugen Audio website.
Check out how I use Monofilter when mixing acoustic pianos.