Audio can only be placed in an audio track that matches. Stereo can only be placed in a stereo track, mono only in a mono track. A default project has three stereo tracks and no mono track. If you drag a mono audio file to the timeline, it will automatically add a mono track after the stereo tracks, usually in the 4-th track.
Yes but the track I am attempting to drag and drop is a stereo track ... I even right click on it and check its properties ... not only that but I have tested with numerous other tracks which I know for a fact are stereo, and the same thing ... this is strange !
Does PR agree on that when you select an audio file in the project panel, does it indicate stereo? Are your existing audio tracks not locked?
Yes PR says its stereo and no, none of the tracks are locked.
I agree. I have never experienced this behaviour, so I can't offer you a solution. Thought I had it in post #1. Sorry.
There is something odd about this/these file(s). Something is not being reported to PrPro correctly. So long as the actual channel number and audio type matches, PrPro should allow you to drop onto any appropriate track.
Here's how PrPro does this:
Stereo - 2 channel to stereo Track
Mono - 1 channel to mono Track
5.1 - to 5.1 Track
nothing to Master
PrPro will create any that are needed, should they not exist in your Sequence. What is the Track type that PrPro creates for your Audio?
I'd first take the offending file into SoundBooth and check it out closely there. From there, providing that you do not find a problem, I would do a Save_As in PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit, and Import that into PrPro. Try with the resulting file. What happens?
BTW, what was the format of the Audio, with which you're having a problem?
This seems to be resolved now after playing around, learning and understanding the various audio sources that PP will and will not let you place on default audio tracks ... thanks !