this is the way how I convert a single Mono Audio Track by record it into a empty Stereo Track:
! It’s all about the routing setings !
SETTINGS OF THE ORIGINAL MONO TRACK to record into a new STEREO TRACK
- Input -> Setting unimportant
- Output -> Stereo Out
SETTINGS OF THE NEW STEREO TRACK to be recorded from the MONO AUDIO TRACK
- Output -> NO BUS !!!
- Input -> STEREO OUT (it’s not available when in Output the Stereo Out is still selected)
- Activate the Recording Indicator - shows up now in RED
- Activate also the Monitoring Indicator - shows up in YELLOW
Of course you have selected before the desired cycle to record, jump to the start and activate the record an the desired new stereo track.
Cubase is running and recording and you should see and hear the mono track is routed into the new stereo one, also the waveform should be seen while recording updating.
After this you should have the complete original MONO TRACK recorded into the new STEREO TRACK.
Now you have to re-set the few changes we’ve done before:
- MUTE the original MONO TRACK
- Select your new Stereo Track
- Input -> Select your desired Input Bus - f.e. a Group Bus
- Output -> After you make your changes to the Input you can also change here the output to STEREO OUT again
- Deselect the Monitoring Indicator
That all! You’re done! Just a bit playing around with the routing - I find myself this is the easiest way to create STEREO from MONO Audio without fiddling to much around with tons of tools or plugins.
Hope this works for you!
Greetings from Germany