I want to mixdown/render/bounce two mono bass clips (automated to include only the best segments of each) into a single mono clip that I can insert into Multitrack. I want to do this because that's the way I've worked in the past, because it's tidy, and because it uses fewer instances of various plugins. Okay, what's the best way to accomplish this?
I tried Multitrack>Mixdown Session To New File>Time Selection, but that produces a stereo mixdown. Sure, I can then use Edit>Convert Sample type to change the stereo file to a mono file, but there must be a simpler, faster way.
I was going to suggest "Multitrack->Bounce to New Track->Selected Clips Only" but that also bounces to a stereo track
If you set your master out to a mono output it still bounces down to a stereo track with only one channel
Looks like CS6+ needs a mono option
Okay worked out how to do it - its a work around but it will do the trick
Edit your sesx file in a text editor
5th line would be something like this
<session audioChannelType="stereo" bitDepth="32" duration="0" sampleRate="44100">
Change the 'stereo' to 'mono' and save (or save as a copy)
Now when you select your clips and 'bounce to new track -> selected clips' they will bounce to a mono track
When you say 'edit your sesx file in a text editor' you're talking about just the session in question, right? It's not something I can tweak that will change the behavior of the program for as long as I use it, right?
Correct - the sesx file for the session you are going to be working on
I don't think there is a system setting for 'mono' - when you create a new session or open a different one things will go back to 'normal'
Best I can do I'm afraid.
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