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How to Convert Mono to Stereo

by Alexander PoirierUpdated September 28, 2017
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Monophonic sound uses a single channel of audio for sound output. Stereophonic sound, on the other hand, uses two channels of audio for sound output. In the past, if you wished to convert a mono-sound audio recording into a stereo-sound audio recording, you were out of luck. Today, however, there are a number of applications that allow you to convert mono sound to stereo sound in a few simple steps.

Audacity

Open the computer's Web browser and navigate to Audacity's website (link in Resources). Click the "Download Audacity" link to download the install file onto the computer. Once the install file is finished downloading, double-click the install file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the program onto the computer.

Double-click the "Audacity" program icon to launch the program. Click the "File" tab and select the "Open" option from the File menu. Locate the audio file that you want to convert to stereo, highlight it, and click the "Open" button to open the file in the program.

Press the "Ctrl-A" to select the audio track. Click the "Edit" tab and select the "Duplicate" option from the Edit menu.

Click the arrow to the left of the first copy of the audio track and select the "Left Channel" option from the drop-down menu.

Click the arrow to the left of the second copy of the audio track and select the "Right Channel" option from the drop-down menu.

Click the arrow to the left of the first copy of the audio track, and select the "Make Stereo Track" option from the drop-down menu. The two copies of the track will now be merged into one stereo track.

Click the "File" tab and select the "Save" option from the File menu to save your audio file in stereo.

RipEditBurn Plus

Open the computer's Web browser and navigate to Blaze Audio's website (link in Resources). Click the "RipEditBurn Plus" link, followed by the "Buy Now" link. Enter your payment information and follow the onscreen instructions to download the install file onto the computer. Once the install file is finished downloading, double-click the install file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the program onto the computer.

Double-click the "RipEditBurn Plus" program icon to launch the program. Click the "File" tab and select the "Open" option from the File menu. Locate the audio file that you want to convert to stereo, highlight it and click the "Open" button to open the file in the program.

Click the "Effects" tab and select the "Mono to Stereo" option from the Effects menu. Follow the onscreen instructions to convert the mono track into a stereo track.

Click the "File" tab and select the "Save" option from the File menu to save your audio file in stereo.

Musereo

Open the computer's Web browser and navigate to Musereo's website (link in Resources). Click the "Buy Now" link, enter your payment information and follow the onscreen instructions to download the install file onto the computer. Once the install file is finished downloading, double-click the install file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the program onto the computer.

Double-click the "Musereo" program icon to launch the program. Click the "Add Files" button, locate the file you want to convert to stereo, highlight it and click the "OK" button to add the file to the Musereo program window.

Click the "Browse..." button, locate the directory where you would like the converted file to be saved and click the "OK" button.

Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process. Once the conversion process is finished, the converted file will be saved to the output directory you selected in Step 3.

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