How do I change a mono track into stereo?

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Follow our guidelines below to easily change a mono track into stereo:

  • First, you’ll want to open up your preferred DAW and open up your project that contains the track, or add your track. With this process, you’ll also be able to pan each track left or right so you choose how much you hear of each track in the left and right speakers.
  • Select your track and click Edit.
  • Then select Duplicate. Then you’ll have two separate identical tracks.
  • After this, you’ll need to change the panning of one track for the left speaker. If you don’t know how to do this, there may be sliders that contain L and R, move the slider over to L. You don’t need to pan it 100%, but you can if preferred, the choice is yours!
  • Then you’ll need to change the panning of your other track for the right speaker. Please use the instructions provided above, but move the slider over to R.
  • Adjust the gain if you like!
  • After this, select both tracks. To do this, hold down the Ctrl key as you click each track, and both tracks should be highlighted. Then head to Mix and Render, this may be under Edit or Track or similar. This step will fuse your tracks into a single stereo track that plays with your chosen pan settings (and gain if you adjusted this).
  • You may wish to normalise your track, but the choice is yours. This will make sure that your final track won’t be too quiet or too loud. To do this, you’ll need to add the effect and apply.
  • After you’ve completed all steps, then you can go ahead and export your new stereo track! On most DAWs you’ll need to select File and Export.

Please note! Audio must be formatted in stereo as a FLAC or MP3 file. This must be at 320kbps/16 bit and the sample rate should be 44.1kHz. See further information on our audio file requirements by clicking here.

If you have any further queries, feel free to get in touch with us!

See also:
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