Why are the DT's inputs labeled L/R?

From the manual:

14.1.4 SRC
Source selects between different incoming audio sources to sample from.
• EXT L sets the input source to INPUT L.
• EXT R sets the input source to INPUT R.
• EXT L+R sets the input source to INPUT L+R. The audio is summed together to mono.
• INT L sets the input source to the Digitakt internal audio left channel.
• INT R sets the input source to the Digitakt internal audio right channel.
• INT L+R sets the input source to the Digitakt internal audio L+R channels. The audio is summed
together to mono.

Why are the DT’s inputs labeled L/R? Shouldn’t it just be 1+2? the “summed to mono” bit - is it really a L+R function? Which on Mono sources would create a 6dB boost, on stereo sources, who knows what kinds of phase issues would arise? Why label them L/R? It makes no sense. Someone explain it to me?

Nobody knows, we talked about it a lot…
I don’t wanna get anyone’s hopes up, but maybe Overbridge has the answer? :thinking:

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Still, 1-2 makes more sense than L-R.

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Because if they didn’t, people would accidentally plug R into L, duh :wink:

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We’re all hoping to see this headline one day: Now supports stereo sampling :smiley:

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I imagine it to help prevent user error when routing stuff to/from a mixer etc. As most stereo channels on mixers are labeled l/r it seems to make sense.

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yes please!!!

But that will be the mkII version :joy:

Overwhat?

just started a thread a second ago after discovering 2 days ago that they mess up my stereo field from the inputs … cryyyyyy

A brige over troubled samplers…

They are really Under the Bridge.

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but if they are summed to mono, what difference does it make? LOL

Totally but we would still end up with post complaining about how elektron arbitrarily labels the inputs 1/2 and so the user can’t figure out which channel is right and left. You been on this board for a while, it’s a plausible scenario.

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They’ve just added the labels now so they don’t have to change stencils for the mkii. :joy: Future proofing the production. :smiley: Btw, the mkii will also support OB which will «become available at a later date». (Couldn’t resist :wink: )

lol true that

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Sometimes I feel
Like I don’t have a sampler
Sometimes I feel
Like my only friend
Is the forum I post in
The forum of Elektron
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

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Not as long as Elektron is still selling the stereo OT

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Yeah, it doesn’t make sense/ the DT wouldn’t be a feasible method of stereo sampling anyway.

Limited storage for efficiency- sample sizes would double in size at least

I just was stereo pass through- hopefully that will be enabled once it’s sound card abilities are enabled with OB