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Automate mono / stereo on bus

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asked Oct 30, 2020 in Studio One 3 by richardedwards (160 points)
Hi all,

Apologies if this has been answered before, but I have searched and can't find anything. Basically, I want to automate the mono / stereo button on a drum bus so I have the drums in mono during verses and stereo during the chorus. I have tried automating in the usual way but it doesn't seem to work. Am I missing something, or is this not possible?


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answered Oct 31, 2020 by wesleypeterson (20,870 points)
selected Dec 4, 2020 by richardedwards
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It can be done but I think you need to use a plug-in that has mono as an option, like 'Binaural Pan' to do it. So add 'Binaural Pan' to your drum bus effects.  If you're already automating the volume for your drum bus ignore --> In the main view, in empty space below your tracks right click and 'Add Automation Track'. Expand the track horizontally so you have some space under the power button with "None" next to it.<-- Click "None" or "Volume" in the automation track. At the bottom choose "Add/ Remove". In the right pane, expand 'console', Scroll to the name of you drum bus and expand it. Expand the insert with 'Binaural Pan' next to it. Select the option 'Mono'. Click on 'Add' between the two panes and then click 'close'. You should have the option to automate mono on/off after.