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Can we get the option to add a mono to stereo plugin on a track, instead of just a bus of FX channel?

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asked Apr 25, 2020 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by jeremiahmcgowan (790 points)
edited May 22, 2020 by jeremiahmcgowan

Mono/Stereo inserts/plugins don't work on tracks and only work on a bus or FX channel, this means you would have to add a bus channel if you wanted to use an insert that takes a mono input and outputs in stereo AND then wanted to use the sends.

Or you could set the input of the track as stereo to do this but that seems impractical and doesn't make sense to do on a mono track.

I want to add a mono to stereo delay on a guitar fx track for example.

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answered May 5, 2020 by ryanm1 (8,350 points)
selected May 22, 2020 by jeremiahmcgowan
Best answer
In the inspector you can click the 'circle' which will make a mono track a stereo track (two circles). You can also do this on the track in the arranger (you might need to make the tracks vertically bigger to see it). You can then use stereo plugins on the channel.
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answered Apr 26, 2020 by robertwickerjr (1,070 points)
Use Binaural Pan with Make Mono setting. It's found in the mixing section.

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answered May 10, 2021 by guitarism (570 points)
Before version 5 you could  just click on the mono/stereo option in the inspector to change the mode of the track. Unfortunately they thought it would be clever to take that one away.  They should put it back.  Some plugins require stereo input.  Who knew?
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answered Oct 11, 2021 by stevedaymusic (810 points)
As I mentioned in another request thread, the option is there if you right-click on the track in the inspector and uncheck the option that says "Show / Hide Automation."  You'll then see the button/toggle to change the track from mono to stereo, as well as seeing the record arm button and the input assignment.  If you don't see it after unchecking the above mentioned, adjust the track height and it should be there.