How to convert stereo to mono wav

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How to convert stereo to mono wav
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Whether your audio needs don't require the benefits of stereo sound or you simply want to explore new sonic possibilities, you'll need to know how to convert stereo to mono WAV files. Using an audio editing program, you can split a stereo waveform into two mono waveforms.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Audio editing software

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Instructions

    Adobe Audition 3.0

  1. 1

    Click "File" and "Open."

  2. 2

    Locate the WAV file you want to convert and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click "Edit" and "Convert Sample Type."

  4. 4

    Select "Mono."

  5. 5

    Enter 50 per cent for both channels.

  6. 6

    Click "OK."

    Reaper

  1. 1

    Click "Insert" and "Media File."

  2. 2

    Locate the WAV file you want to convert and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Right-click the WAV file track, scroll over "Item Processing" and click "Explode multichannel audio or MIDI items to new mono items."

    Audacity

  1. 1

    Click "File" and "Open."

  2. 2

    Locate the WAV file you want to convert and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click the downward-pointing arrow in the left track pane, scroll down and click "Split Stereo Track."

  4. 4

    Click the "X" on the top left corner of one of the tracks.

  5. 5

    Click the downward-pointing arrow in the left track pane of the existing track, scroll down and click "Mono."

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