Mono output for ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jsp09, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. jsp09 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2010
    As far as I know there is no setting in iOS that allows you to switch to mono output on the itouch, so I was wondering if there was any app(jailbreak or not) that would allow me to access my music and play it with a mono output.
  2. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    I don't have my iPod Touch anymore, but have you tried looking at where the setting is located on the iPhone (at least on iOS 4)? On my iPhone it's under Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Mono Audio
  3. jsp09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2010
    Thanks that worked.
    Can't believe I missed that!!
  4. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    I missed it for a long time, too. I did find that if you have a cable with a mono 1/8" jack on it, the iPod will sum the left and right channels and output in mono.
  5. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    occum's razor = often the simplest answer is correct, bwahahha
  6. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    I'm so wonder taht why do you need mono audio? I think stereo is great.
  7. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    The thing I ran into was that I needed to run my iPod into a mixing console for a system where the house mains ran in mono. I had a single DI box and a single channel. If the iPod was outputting in stereo, I would have only gotten the Left audio and on some music, that would have been disastrous.

    Another common reason (not experienced by me personally, yet) is that someone who has significant hearing loss in one ear would want mono sound. That way, if let's say the drums are panned hard to the right but the person can only hear out of their left ear, they could still hear. Mono output will sum the right and left channels together (well, it should -- and does on the iPod).

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