Archive for March 30, 2015

Pro Tools Tip: Creating a Stereo Track from Two Mono Tracks

Sometimes when you’re using a big complicated program like Pro Tools, you run into a task that seems so simple and common that there should be a command to just make it happen. Especially when there seem to be commands for practically everything else you can think of, including things that aren’t that common.

Here’s an example. You want to split a stereo track into two mono tracks? No problem. Just select the stereo track that you want to split, then select “Split into Mono” on the Track menu. But what about the opposite? Let’s say you have two mono tracks, and you want to merge them into one stereo track? There’s no “Merge into Stereo” command.

So, here’s what you can do:

  • Create a new empty stereo audio track
  • Select the 2 mono audio tracks that you want to merge
  • Copy
  • Select the stereo track
  • Paste

Voila. You now have a stereo audio track.