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Best Way to get M-Track inputs into Mono (Windows)?

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to use my M-Audio M-Track in a live mixing situation for a podcast. From the monitor everything sounds great but of course the two inputs are stereo left and right. What is the best way to have Windows (7/10) receive these mic inputs as mono? I'm sure somebody has figured it out by now.

The M-Track is a great little device. It is perfect for everything I need to do except that I haven't figured this out yet. Any advice? Thanks in advance
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) May 09, 2016 15:09
    Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    So you want Windows to sum the two tracks into one mono track? Not a stereo track? This would be entirely up to the software that your using, not Windows or the M-Track. Your software is the mixer/console in this equation.

    I'm not aware of any software that would take two mono tracks (or 1 stereo track in this case) and sum it down immediately to a single mono track, though this is likely possible with some routing in your DAW. What DAW or software are you using?

    Here's what would need to happen:

    1) Your software can accept two separate mono inputs for one mono track

    2) You can record a stereo track and control the panning of each side

    3) You can just record two separate mono tracks and pan them center (likely solution depending on your software and how you are using it exactly)

    4) You can set up two mono tracks, route them both to a mono bus, and route the bus to a third mono track that you record onto

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!
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    Hey Corey,

    What if I want to listen to windows sounds through my M-Track (AKA monitoring)? I'm trying to do this but I can only hear a mono signal from Windows, I tried switching the Mono/Stereo knob but nothing happens.

    Thanks!
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