This -may- be a numbskull request but it’s a real problem…
There are a LOT of plug-ins that don’t work as I expect unless their source is a STEREO track. Basically, any Delay or Flanging or anything that works in the stereo field appears to be summed -before- it gets to the buss so it’s useless.
-My- solution — and this may be the numbskull part… is, whenever possible, to simply copy a mono track onto a stereo track. Cubase seems to basically resolve that somehow (the mono audio events play back fine even though they are now technically in a different ‘container’) but then I can use stereo plugs as expected.
(I got this from watching old PT guys who only ever recorded on stereo tracks.)
The only problem is that if one already has a Mono track… and it contains a lot of automation, one has to then redo all that… which can be painful.
So two thoughts:
Offer a ‘Make this track behave like Stereo’ option for Mono tracks.
Offer a ‘Convert this track to Stereo’ function.
I keep thinking there =must= already be such a function in Cubase and I just overlooked it.