Forum Question: How Do I Blend Channels In Garageband?

I recorded a radio program using two microphones on a Marantz PMD 661 in MP3. When I load the work into garageband, one mic (one person) is on the left channel and the other person is on the right. Of course this does not sound right. How can I blend those two channels together so that when you listen, BOTH people are in BOTH channels?

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do I Blend Channels In Garageband?”

    12/20/11 @ 10:51 am

    So you want to combine the two stereo channels into one channel. A simple way to do that would be to convert the sound file to a single channel. So when you export from GarageBand, just export with one channel instead of stereo.

    12/20/11 @ 1:28 pm

    The file is ONE track. On that track their is a left and right channel. One voice is on the left and one is on the right. In Garageband there is no obvious function to convert left and right into one. That is the problem!!

    Peace and Thanks

      12/20/11 @ 1:33 pm

      Right. So export as a single channel file.
      Share, Export Song to Disk, Compress (on), Audio Settings (custom), Channels: Mono.
      But exporting as Mono you will combine the left and right into one channel.
      You end up with a mono sound file, which will play the same thing (combination of your old left and right) in both speakers.

    12/20/11 @ 2:17 pm

    It couldn’t be that simple! That would mean that in the matter of a few minutes, if not seconds, you have found a solution to the challenge that has been troubling me for the past week??? I even went out and bought a single microphone and was going to just use one mic, instead of two because of the problem I was having.

    And now, your telling me there is simple solution. Well I just tried it….

    YOUR RIGHT!!!!!


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