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Mono Tracks to Stereo

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asked Sep 19, 2020 in Studio One 4 by travisdodge (190 points) 1 flag
I only have 1 mic so I record my acoustic guitar in mono, duplicate the track, pan the tracks to L and R, and then create a stereo bus channel and route them both into it, but for some reason the output is still mono. I know because when I import the song into a mastering project the little window shows the signal is a vertical line that has no width at all. The bus and the main are both set to stereo so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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answered Sep 19, 2020 by colinotoole (16,360 points)
selected Sep 24, 2020 by garymaguire
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Of course it's still mono. All's you have effectively done is copy the same mono signal to both L and R channels - i.e. still mono.

You would have to add effects and/or change each of the mono signals somehow (perhaps eq) in order to get any sort of stereo effect.

Hope this helps.