I have a multitrack session with two mono .wav files in each its channel. I need to export this as one stereo .wav file, with each of the original mono files in each its channel (left and right). How do I do this?
No, because then the resulting file is a mono file containing just one of
the channels. I've tried (I think) all the various settings. Under "Sample
Type" it says channels "mix 50% left and 50% right" and ends up as a mono
file with only one of the channels, or when I do manage to create a stereo
file, it contains two copies of one of the original monos.
I tried it again File > Export > Multitrack Mixdown > Entire Session, but
under "Mixdown Source" it says "Each source will be mixed down into
separate files", and I can't find a way to change that. Do you know how to
get both sources mixed down into a common stereo wav file?
Have you panned your files so one is left and one is right before you mix them down? If not, both will be central and therefore your stereo will be two identical tracks.
You can go hard left and hard right to get two totally discrete channels or partially L/R for a more subtle effect.
Pan using the knob in the control section at the left end of each track. L100 equals hard left, R100 equals hard right.
I know you're frustrated but panning tracks is sound mixing 101 and every bit of audio software would need a similar process.
Its really not that hard
I have attached an animated gif which should help with the settings
I just started a new multitrack session (based on no template) and dragged in two mono files - one on each track
Then panned each track - one L100 and the other R100 (left & right)
Then exported the mix as per settings in the gif (click on it to see)
The simple answer to this is not to try to export the file at all, but just do a mixdown. If it's a stereo session, you end up with your two files where you panned them, in a stereo file.