Hello fellow musicians,

I have a question that I feel should be pretty simple but I haven't been able to find a solution. I am preparing an opera and I have written my bass parts and the piano as two separate channels in a midi file (with Aria Maestosa).

Now I would like to put the piano channel in my right ear and the bass channel in my left ear.

I know this is possible because I've seen it here http://www.cyberbass.com/Opera/Bizet/bizet_carmen.htm

My target is MP3 files, so I don't mind if MIDI doesn't support mono channels and if this can only be done at export to mp3 time.

Thank you very much


The MIDI specification defines controller 10 as pan. Set it to the minimum in one channel and to the maximum in the other channel.

  • That doesn't entirely cut off the sound in the other ear but it should be good enough thank you I didn't know this "pan" term. – Lliane Mar 13 '17 at 15:26

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