Please forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but I'm having a problem with sending mono channels to to stereo effects and group channels. I also had this issue with Nuendo, which makes me suspect that it's something I'm doing incorrectly, or failing to understand about the DAW's routing structure. So, here it is:
When I send a pair of mono channels, such as drum overheads, to a stereo group or effect channel, no matter how I have the channels panned, they sum to mono (center) in the effect or group send, even though the send is stereo. This is a problem when I'm trying to apply a stereo buss compressor to overheads, or panned stereo background vocals, or guitar tracks, etc., and want my pan settings preserved.
What am I missing? The pan settings are preserved in the master stereo out buss.
Thanks in advance,
Mac Pro Quad 2.66 14gb RAM, OSX 10.7.5, Cubase 7.05, RME Fireface 800, UAD2 Quad