Logic Pro X, Splitting a stereo file into two mono files

This year, I found out that I’m going to be doing a lot of virtual learning. With that comes the possibility that I will need to record online lectures or meetings. So, I’m leaving this here, partially as a guide to my future self when I inevitability forget.

Right now I’m recording the calls with Piezo. This is a very simple app that allows you to record audio from any source on your computer. Piezo can record from VoIP apps as well. It does this by saving your local microphone recording to the left channel, and recording the software input into the right channel.

Recently there were some edits I wanted to make to a recording. I wanted to clean up some talking over, as well as cut out some boring sections. But this was not an obvious function in Logic Pro X. Thanks to this video, I was able to figure out how to do it.

Here’s how to do it:

It’s not obvious why Logic Pro requires this crazy series of steps, but at least it’s possible. A good app idea for someone would be a simple program that can split a stereo files into two mono files with one click.