Monitored audio plays out of one speaker only

  • Live Versions: 1 - 10
  • Operating System: All

In case a monitored/recorded audio signal of a mono source (guitar, mic, etc.) playing out of one speaker only, or if the signal is showing only on one side of the track meter, possible reasons for this could be:

  • 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)


To fix this, make sure to select just the mono input channel which is connected to the mono source 


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