On OG Tracker, when importing sample to project, it would be nice if one could choose whether to import it as merged mono, import L channel only, or import R channel only.
What is the problem?
Importing samples that were initially stereo, are merged. But it would be an improvement if I could separate L & R channels into two separate samples on sample import. Right now I am just doing this manually on computer before saving the samples on SD card.
What do you want to achieve?
Have fake stereo samples on OG tracker. On some samples, L & R channels can be considerably different and I would like to choose which channel I want to import, instead of merging it all to one.
Are there any workarounds?
I can manually separate channels on computer and save each sample channel separately, this triples the amount of samples stored on SD card and takes a lot of time.
For those of us, who can not wait to see if this will be implemented or not, I made a tool to help split stereo samples quickly. You can do it to whole folders, multiple files or single file, and choose the destination where you want to save the split files.
I could have used existing software like ffempg or something, but rather than learn the command lines, it was easier for me to write my own in Pure Data. Pure Data is free real/time audio programming software, predecessor to MAX. My patch relies heavily on [file] object, so make sure it is the version 0.5 or latest…
It looks like this, simple to use, just 2 or 3 clicks: