Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 2:05 AM (in response to Trans World Author)
How do I prevent this two-waves to one-wave conversion?
Do you mean, your clips are changing from stereo to mono?
What are the track settings on the track you are using? Look at the Inspector panel for the track - if the input source of the track is set to mono, joining will create a mono clip. Use a stereo track or change the input source of the tarck to stereo, if you want to keep the joined regions as stereo clips.
the input source should show "Stereo"
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to léonie)
That solved most of the problem. The final issue turned out that Garage Band wouldn't let me change the Mono setting to Stereo. Mono was the only choice. Further investigation revealed that my input device had changed when plugging and unplugging various items into my computer. Garage Band had reset to the default built-in (momo) microphone. Once I changed that setting back to my USB microphone, Garage Band allowed me to change the setting you indicated from Mono back to Stereo. Then I was able to join track segments and return the mono portion to stereo.
Huge thanks, and I'm including the above information in case anyone else has this same issue.
1) verify the input device is stereo compatable.
2) change the settings per leoinieDF's reply
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to Trans World Author)
That explains it.
I was puzzled how you managed to put stereo recordings on a mono track!