Little niggling problem I often encounter. I set my track up and get all my inserts how I like them, then I realise I’ve created a mono track and not a stereo one. Is there a way I can just change that track to stereo? Otherwise I have to create a new stereo track and set up all my inserts again.
But, just an FYI… your mono recording is still a mono file even when moved to a stereo track. The “MonoToStereo” plug-in only makes it sound like it is stereo by enhancing it with some added effects.
The only way that I know to convert the file to be stereo (meaning having two separate L/R channels) would be to perform a “Render In Place” or do a “Mixdown”. As far as I know these methods will convert the file to stereo but… you will still will probably want to enhance the stereo effect with a plug-in because the L/R channels will be the same because it was originally recorded as mono.
sorry i wasn’t clear on step four and i don’t want to be misunderstood. i duplicated the track, panned one to left and one to right so basically i duplicated the sound into left and right channels as two separate tracks, but using the monotostereo helped level it out and make it sound more natural! those were my two key points!