Downmix channels to mono: is this true mono? 2019-05-22 10:21:15 I have an array to playlists, but I am most finicky about my oldies playlist due to the fact that stereo versions of most oldies just sound awful, with extreme panning thinning out tracks that are minimal in the instrumentation and mastering to begin with. Original single masters are always the way to go, but some are elusive and I am stuck with the stereo version until a proper 45 version can replace it. I have been using the 'Downmix to mono' plugin to make those stereo versions easier on my ears.When listening earlier, Joe South's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" came up and played as an instrumental, which told me that this was a stereo file with the vocal track panned to a single channel (ugh!); I disabled the mono plugin and sure enough, the missing vocals were restored.From this, am I to assume that Downmix means that one of the two channels is chosen and the other discarded? If I were to create a mono version manually (using Audition), I'd copy each of the two [L-R] channels to separate mono files, move them to the mixer, and mix them down to a new file consisting of two stereo channels, each containing the same information - an equal mix of those two original channels. Mind you, it may not be a perfect balance of the two channels, but at least both channels' information would be represented in the final file.This seems to be my only option in the event that I cannot find a proper mono single version of a given track. Unless I am missing something? There are no options in the plugin and I have tested it at the start and end of the presets chain with no difference in results.