Exporting to Mono

I would like to export audio tracks to mono

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

wav files with only one channel can be imported and edited, but the export will add two identical L and R channels.

Currently, I’ll have to run an audio conversion tool over my samples to get them back to mono.

How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

Bitwig has the “Audio Editor Template” to edit samples, so this use-case seems to be intended. Being able to export samples with the same number of channels as the input file seems a reasonable to have in this context.

Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?


Could it be implemented using Bitwig components or APIs, without Bitwig team’s support?

I don’t know

Could it be provided by a VST or something else reasonably integrated with Bitwig?


Are there other products that offer this feature?

Ardour can do it

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Hi @tobi0760935, have you sent an email to the Bitwig team? Given that this is a technical detail more than a feature, maybe you get a straight answer from them that helps you more than any votes here.