Wavelab's EDL defaults to a stereo track. First, add a mono track by right-clicking on the track number, then delete the stereo track by right-clicking on its track number. Drop your mono files in, and you won't have to copy them to burn CDs. Copying mono files for 2-track can be tricky if you're not careful to start them at EXACTLY the same time. Otherwise, all kinds of audio ugliness can happen.
Personally, if a source is in mono (either full- or 2-track mono), I will burn a mono WAV file for the reasons cited - smaller file size, less space taken up. Nothing to be gained by going to 2 tracks, unless the client wants them that way.
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From: Richard L. Hess [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thu 9/25/2008 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: mono vs stereo format for submasters and service copies from mono master?
At 07:35 PM 2008-09-25, Eric Jacobs wrote:
>One exception is if you want to burn CD Audio optical discs from the 44.1/16
>mono WAVE submaster. You'll need to copy the mono channel for stereo, and
>then make your Audio CD. This could stump some people. Or perhaps not?
That's a step that it appears WaveLab makes you take, but in
Samplitude and I think a few other programs when you drop a mono file
into the timeline, it automatically comes out both channels of the CD
by default (you can, of course, change that.
I wonder if the virtual project functions (what are they called?) in
WaveLab work this way. I've only used the basic "destructive" mode in WaveLab.
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