Stereo to individual mono tracks?

GB doesn't seem to be able to split out a stereo sound file to left only mono and right only mono. I've gotten around this issue by creating a copy of the file and panning one track left and the other right. Selecting Mono channel 1 or 2 input in Info just merges the both tracks together into one mono track (for some reason), panning just sends the combined signal to the L or R. This solution is fine while editing in GB, but is bad for the final output where not only would I like to preview the combined audio tracks to set levels, but also export them so that the left channel material is on both tracks of the final stereo file. Here's what I'm dealing with so there is no confusion. I am e-mailed a stereo file with vocals on L and temp music on R. I replace the temp music with several new options. Then I want to export the new mixes back to a stereo file with vocals centered to send for previews. GB does not seem to provide e with a way to do that. In other words, there does not seem to be any way to get the L channel of a stereo file to the center of a new stereo mix without also combining it with the old unwanted R channel material. I'd love to find a way. One solution would be to flip the L/R orientation of the copied track and play the vocals back panned respectively on two tracks, but that's also something that seems beyond GB's capabilities. So there's a new one ... how to flip the stereo field of a track, which would be an easy fix to this problem ... I'll post on a separate thread.

One way to do it would be to
1) pan the stereo track full left, and export.
2) set iTunes' prefs to convert to a MONO AIFF file, do the conversion
3) drag the new file into GB.

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