Can you use Fabfilter Pro Q3 to make sound below 200hz mono?

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As in title. :phones: :tu:

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isuckatproducing wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:13 pm As in title. :phones: :tu:
I think so yes: https://www.fabfilter.com/help/pro-q/using/stereo
Let it process the side band and drop it's volume. That should make it mono.
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Certainly! You can use FabFilter Pro-Q 3 to make sounds below 200 Hz mono, which is an effective technique to tighten the low end of a mix. Here’s how to do it:

First, insert FabFilter Pro-Q 3 on the track you want to process, which could be on your master track, a bus, or a specific track like a bass or kick drum. Next, enable stereo processing options by clicking the small "Stereo Placement" button at the bottom of the plugin window.

Add a new filter by selecting a Low Shelf or Bell filter, and adjust the frequency to 200 Hz. To make the frequencies below 200 Hz mono, set the filter to "Left/Right" mode in the Stereo Placement options. Adjust the pan setting to the center by setting it to 0% L/R. This action sums the frequencies below 200 Hz to mono.

Make sure to listen and adjust the filter settings as needed to achieve the best sound balance and effect. This approach ensures that your low frequencies are centered, enhancing the stability and impact of your mix.

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SampleTraxx wrote: Certainly!
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I've refunded the EQ from FabFilter since it's a little bit too expensive for me in the end.
I've found this free plugin that does what I need:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysix0ZN50Bw

I wonder if this can be done easily with Logic's stock plugins as well.

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Any mid side EQ can do that. You can use a high pass or a low shelf on the side-signal only.

I am betting you will like the sound of the low shelf as it is not as extreme a process as the HPF. You still want your bass to sound musical (and balanced), and not completely erased from the sides.

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the stock channel eq can do this, just use it in mid side as mentioned. if you own any plugin alliance stuff, a lot of their plugins have the mono maker functionality. i use kilohearts multi pass, i basically created a preset that’s got an adjustable mono maker in it, along with a few other common things i may need to do on a track including a few options for dynamics control (multiband and not), saturation, adding velocity sensitivity for an instrument that may not offer that on its own, and a limiter at the end. by default the only function i have “on” is the limiter (i have this multi pass instance at the end of my default channel strip in logic), but i can very easily bring in whatever of those functions i might need for a given track.its just a time saver having that already done and ready to go if i need it. if you don’t own the kilohearts stuff, multi pass is a particularly useful tool, just make sure and download the free bundle as well if you get it

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High pass set to side channel. That's the most standard way to go. Don't use FF so couldn't tell you how to do it, but should be doable from the specs.
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