In Premiere CS6 what is the easiest way to merge the left and right tracks for a single clip so that you get a mono output through both channels?
No the left and right are not the same. I've used those fill effects in the past when I only needed either the left or right track, but I need both tracks merged together and output through both channels.
...merge left and right without having to duplicate it.
But you need both the left and right channels, no?
And you want them both centered, no?
If you don't duplicate, you will only get one or the other
when using the fill l/r effect to center the audio.
Yes. It's such a obvious requirement that I would have thought there must be a simple method to just merge left and right and put the result out through both channels. Like the mono button on your stereo.
Without having to duplicate the track and clutter the sequence.
Thanks Joe and Jim for all this.
The 'Modify Clip' seems to be the nearest I'll get to a solution; although it has to be done before the clip is put on the timeline so I'll have to replace the existing clips.
Unfortunately it doesn't allow individual adjustment of left or right so you are stuck with both at max volume.
That would still need two audio tracks for one clip. But I've found the solution: Add a mono track, put the stereo clip on there and drop a balance effect on it. You get left and right combined out of both speakers and you can alter the contribution of each by using the pan rubber band.