308: Adobe Audition: How To Convert Sample Type (Stereo to Mono)

Podcast Audio Editing Tip

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Do you need to convert stereo audio files to mono?
Do you need to convert mono audio files to stereo?

Scenario:

Adobe Audition CC 2020:

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How To Convert Sample Type (Stereo to Mono)

This tutorial will show you how to use Convert Sample Type in Adobe Audition CC to convert an audio waveform to different channels.

Mono= 1 Channel of Audio (same audio in both ears)
Stereo= 2 Channels of Audio (audio in left can be different than right)

For Podcasters (Mono or Stereo?)

I recommend mono for the majority of podcasters because mono files are smaller in file size, the audio quality is just as good, and one channel is simpler to work with than two.

The all-purpose podcast export setting (Mono):
Mono, 96 kbps, 32-bit float, mp3

The all-purpose podcast export setting (Stereo):
Stereo, 128 kbps, 32-bit float, mp3

How to tell if an audio file is Mono or Stereo?

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Adobe Audition Waveform View (Is it Mono or Stereo?)

How To Convert Sample Type in Adobe Audition CC:

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Waveform View…Edit Menu>Convert Sample Type…Channels>Click for Mono…OK

Video Tutorial:

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