How can I export my stereo-tracks in separate left- and right- mono-tracks?

Dear all,

I am producing and recording all my projects in Ableton Live, which is great. But there is one problem: As I usually have other people working on my projects (mix and master engineers), I always need to export the separate tracks and deliver them as mono-wavs to the engineer, even if they are in stereo. => In these cases I copy the stereo-track, and by help of the utulity I put one track to the left and one track to the right. Like this I can export the tracks/stems again as mono.


But: Is there any option to do this easier? How can I export a stereo-track automatically in separate left- and right- mono-tracks? I know that there is the "export as mono button", but as I want to keep my stereo image, I need to have two mono tracks (L and R) instead of one.


Is this possible?


Thank you so much in advance!


lukasiselin 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • batman14
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    You can use a batch converter like this one:

    You define a folder where you drop all the files you want to be converted to mono. It can then zip your files, name everything properly, add a version number and archive it. It does more than what you need but it does it well.

    You can also write an audacity script:


    Hope it helps.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • lukasiselin
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    uffff, that sounds perfect! thank you so much, batman! I will definitely try it out!


    THANK YOU! and have a good day!

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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