How to convert audio files from hard-panned to center-panned

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Live's Utility audio effect can convert a hard-panned audio file (playing out of one speaker only) to a center-panned one (playing out of both speakers).

  • Add a Utility audio effect to the audio track containing the hard-panned audio file.
  • In Utility´s Channel Mode menu, select “Left” or “Right” so the audio plays back through both speakers.
  • Use the “Freeze Track” then the “Flatten Track” - commands from the Edit menu to create a new center-panned audio file.

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