Sorry for OT but why not use stereo tracks Jason? I always use them, even for mono recording, since I tend to use many stereo insert effects and most mono effects work in parallel when put on stereo tracks anyway.
I should consider the stereo track route. I usually don’t pan hard left and right and normally one side will be louder than the other (sometimes I only end up using one side). I tend to mix the mic I liked best to where I want to hear the instrument, then pan the other totally to the opposite side (much lower in volume) as this helps widen the instrument a bit and adds dimension to the recording. I will also process them differently sometimes and even time-align them from time to time. I’d have to figure out if all of that can be accomplished with stereo tracks.
Thanks for the idea. I’m going to experiment a bit.