Sorry for this really basic question!
All recording tutorials advise that mono sources, such as vocals, guitars, bass guitars etc should go onto a mono track.
However, whenever stereo inserts are added the results are in mono. This is obviously an unworkable limitation.
I’ve seen many different mono to stereo workarounds on YouTube which require a degree of faffing around.
Surely the obvious and simplest way to go is to create a stereo track for these sources in the first place, then stereo inserts can be heard in all their glory.
So why the advice to always create a mono track?
Am I missing something?