Audio signal plays out of the left or right speaker only

  • Live Versions: 1 - 9
  • Operating System: All

Symptom

  • Monitored/recorded audio signal of a mono source (guitar, mic, etc.) playing out of one speaker only
  • The signal is showing only on one side of the track meter

Reason

  • The default setting of the Input Channel chooser in the track´s In/Out section (“Audio From”) is “1/2”
  • If just a mono source is connected to one of the selected channels, Live will still monitor/record audio from both channels
  • The result is a monitored signal/stereo file with silence on one side (L or R)

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Solution

  • Make sure to select just the mono input channel which is connected to the mono source 

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Additional Information

  • If the In/Out section is not visible, make it visible using the I/O Mixer Section selector (“I-O” button)
  • If mono input channels are unavailable, enable these in the Channel Configuration section of the Audio Preferences (“Input Config”)
  • To fix already recorded files, please see this article: Converting hard-panned audio file to center-panned one