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Hardware inserts are making my PT9 session sum to mono Audio Interfaces
Old 20th December 2010
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Hardware inserts are making my PT9 session sum to mono

I am running a session in Pro Tools 9 through a MOTU 896 HD interface. I have it wired into my patchbay and all of the ins and outs of the MOTU are fully normalled. Whenever I put a hardware insert on my stereo bus aux track, the entire session sums down to mono even if my insert isn't actually patched to any hardware. If I move the insert to another track, that track sums to mono and everything else goes back to stereo. I also tried leaving the insert on my stereo bus and switching my patchbay from normal (it stays mono) to thru (the signal stops) and half-normal (mono also). Another thing worth mentioning, If I put the insert on the stereo bus aux, the signal on that aux's meter goes blank and so does the master fader after that aux, but I can still hear the mono signal. Any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it? I'm new to MOTU hardware, so could the issue be with MOTU's internal routing? Thanks!
Old 21st December 2010
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Sorry if thi is obvious - but you are inserting a "stereo insert" on the channel?
Old 21st December 2010
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Yeah, it's definitely a stereo insert. I was also thinking that Pro Tools 9 had a way of panning hardware inserts and maybe I'm missing it. Anybody know if this is true?
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