audio tips

How to Improve Your Stereo Image? A simple trick

Have you ever been in that situation where you’re desperately panning a track but just can’t find the best place for it? We are sharing one simple trick that can save your time and stress.

  1. Set your stereo bus temporarily to mono.
  2. Pan the track around until you find a spot where it sounds clear and uncluttered relative to the other sounds.
  3. Un-mono your stereo bus. I bet you the track will be in a relatively tasty place in the mix!

Why does this work? While we’re used to using EQ and compression to make tracks play nicely together, we forget that the stereo spectrum is another way in which tracks can interact. Monitoring in mono takes those interactions, summed in stereo, and exposes them in the worst-case scenario. If it the stereo gain structure sounds good in mono, it will probably sound even better in stereo.

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Manuel our alumni student who had chosen Live Sound Reinforcement as his career shares information about his career and his experience in the academy.

The Live Sound Engineering is currently working in Hyderabad after completing his 1 year Diploma Course from the academy.

According to Manuel, time is very much important factor and you have to be team player to be successful in the field of Live Sound.

The sound engineer has expressed confidence about his career and shared how he gained experience and the technical know-how on tackling any live sound related issues and taken time to thank the academy on the quality of education which was imparted to him during the course.

Manuel has reiterated the fact that there are lots of opportunities available for sound engineers and shared his perspective that the future is bright for Sound Engineers.

Advocating the newbies, he pointed out that there are different sections / career options in field of sound engineering, choose the best one which suits your talents and stick on with the same.

Welcoming new talents and engineers, he expressed the feeling that it can make the field more innovative and can shape the world of sound engineering in more ways than one.

Thanks Manuel for sharing you views with us.
We at Sound Enginering Academy is proud of you and wishing all success in your career.

SEA Alumini


Create more friends and spend ample time for maintaining those friendships is the success mantra of this Sound Engineer.

We are proud to introduce the talented and young sound professional, who is the lifeblood of many music bands in kerala is none other than Mr. Aju Vijay.

Aju Vijay who has been specifically roped in by the organizers of the festival in providing a better sound experience has enabled many from the academy and the public to experience the intrinsic audio talents of the this professional.


Being an expert live sound reinforcement professional, bands had specifically shown deep gratitude for the efforts made by Aju Vijay after their performance. When Aju’s name was mentioned by the band members after the show there were huge round of applause from crowd who gathered there, that itself depicts the true quality of work delivered by Aju.

A commerce graduate who has got profound passion for sound has passed out of our academy in the year 2011.

Hailing from Vattiyookavu, Trivandrum we are proud to say that he is one among the best, brilliant and industrious live sound engineers ever created by Sound Engineering Academy.


While talking with him he was quite interested to share details about his career which he started by working with an audio rental company in Hyderabad.

After completing 3 fruitful years in Hyderabad, he has returned to Trivandrum to continue his professsion  passion has a Sound Engineer.

For the past 2 years, with his dedication and commitment to his career, with his passion to learn more and having the mindset of experimenting new things, he  is live sound professional being widely noticed in the sound engineering field.

Aju Vijay is now working for some of the renowned music bands in Kerala like Segments, Acapella Project, Project j, KL01, UNITITLED, Avant, Karnatrix, Gauri Lekshmi Combines, Philomela and working as chief engineer for Blessing Centre, Cochin.

The above mentioned band names are quite popular among the music lovers of kerala especially those who love western music that itself certifies the demand for this humble audio professional.

What was quite striking is that, even though Aju is a hectic and experienced live sound professional he is keen to learn more and to get updated with the developments taking place in the industry .

The learning process never ends for a successful professional.

While talking with Aju he mentioned that he would like to learn more about sound mixing and system tuning.


Amidst the talk of the academy he expressed deep gratitude to the quality training he has undergone while studying in the academy and mentioned about the projects and case studies done during the course.

Talking about the live sound reinforcement case studies and projects which he has completed during the 1 year Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording has told that it has helped him a lot to become a better sound engineering professional and and has enabled to leap far ahead in the field when compared to professionals from other institutes.

When asked about his message to students of SEA and newbie sound engineers he has told that, to become a professional Sound Engineer it will take 3 years of dedication and one should not stop the learning process moreover try to gain optimal advantage from what is being imparted to you from the academy.

We at Sound Engineering Academy wishes you a better career and wishing all the success in your future endeavors.