I wanted to run a stereo instance of Guitar Rig 5 as an insert in a channel for recording a mono guitar signal. Although the output of the channel is stereo and I can freely pan the mono signal, I can only get a mono out from guitar rig, even though the meters in Guitar rig say that it’s outputting in stereo.
If I record the guitar with a stereo input on a fully stereo channel, so that it makes a stereo file, then it works fine, even if I’m only recording the left input (the right channel appears as a flat waveform, but guitar rig is now in glorious stereo).
So my query is whether there is any means of recording the guitar onto a mono input but, but getting a stereo output from Guitar Rig or whatever when used as a channel insert. ie can I split the mono input signal into a stereo one, so that there is now a stereo signal path? Otherwise my guitar recordings are stereo files, which obviously doubles their size and seems a bit of a waste of memory.