Achieving great mix in mono with wide synths

It is no longer a secret that mono mixes are often the way to go because it translates the best on any audio system. But certain genres are harder than others to mix in mono.

I myself am a fan of wide detuned saw synths with complex chords and multi-layering. I’ve been struggling with achieving a great mix with these types of synths. My go-to method is to duplicate the said synths and reduce the stereo field to 0. This doesn’t always give me the same sound as what I had before duplicating.

Are there any other known methods to get crisp and clear sounding synths which are wide and detuned in mono?


Izotope Imager collapses great into mono and can sound very wide! It is my go to for these tasks.