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I'm new to Cakewalk and DAWs in general so this may be a very basic question.  I have a tone generator VSTi that produces a mono signal (frequency 1) on the left hand channel, nothing on the righthand channel.  I wish to move this signal to the right hand channel.  Then using another instance of the tone generator  producing frequency 2 on the lefthand channel  combine this with frequency 1 on the right hand channel to produce a stereo signal.  Can this be done?

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Normally I'd recommend Cakewalk's ChannelTools, but unless you previously had SONAR, you've probably not got this.

There are other VST's out there that do similar things though, such as this: https://www.flux.audio/project/stereo-tool-v3/

If you'd rather permanently swap the channels around, just bounce the track with the effect on (or use Process->Apply Effect on the clip, selecting this VST).

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If you have made a Simple Instrument Track, then first split the instrument track (right click the track > Split Instrument Track). Then set the interleave button of the audio track to mono. Now you can use the Pan control to set the stereo position of your frequency or use Pan Automation to change the stereo position of your sound over the time!

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Both of the above recommendations work fine. A no-cost collection of plug-ins that includes both a tone generator - MOscillator and a tool to independently control Left and Right track volume - MUtility is MFreeFXBundle.

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Thanks for prompt response with ideas.  Having a recent version of Cakewalk I don't have the ChannelTools VST so could not try that. 

I tried the 'bounce to track' option but it seems it is only available for recorded signals which is not what I'm after as I want a realtime solution. 

I managed to achieve what I wanted using the Stereo Control plugin (see link below) on 1 of the tone generator tracks and using the swap channels facility. I then combined the 2 tone generators in an Aux track and then routed that to the scope track.  However, not perfect results as I can't get a stable trigger on both channels with the scope VST that I have (J-Scope V1.1).  Perhaps someone can recommend an alternative?

http://www.alexhilton.net/A1AUDIO/index.php/a1stereocontrol

I must admit I was a bit surprised at having to use a 3rd party plugin to achieve what I thought was a very basic function.  The old days analogue equivalent would be a jack patch panel where you would just plug 1 mono signal jack from 1 tone generator into one stereo channel and the other one generator mono jack into the other stereo channel. I'm sure such a basic routing functionality exists in Cakewalk but I've yet to find it.

Thank you all once again for your help.

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I agree about having to use a plugin to do such basic things as swap channels.

Maybe Channel Tools should reemerge as a stock Pro Channel module? 

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Thanks also to scook, I've now had a chance to look at the MFreeFXBundle and MUtility has a channel swap function.  Also there's a lot of free stuff in the Bundle so plenty to play with.

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Not sure what the object of the exercise is but it seems like something that may be easier to do using a modular synth -  maybe something like VeeSeeVST

There is a more recent version linked near the bottom of the kvr thread or get it directly from the github page.

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