I am really beginner. I know about sample rates, bit depth, but practically never used any DAW. Now I've installed Audacity and Sonar.
To give a real life example:
I use Aebersold backing tracks. Bass pure left, drums pure center, piano pure right. I would like to render out the piano, and record my guitar track there.
The easy solution would be to split the stereo track to two mono tracks and take the left track. However I am not satisfied with this solution, because the drum level is somehow decreased, but more importantly the drum and the bass will share a mono track this way, which means wherever I will pan this track later they stuck together forever.
The ultimate goal I would like to achieve to having a bass left, drums center, but no piano.
Is there any way to separate left, center, right to three separate tracks? (where those signals are really pure left, center, right with no echoes and center is real mono, with no phase difference fancies etc.)
If not, then end of story.
If yes, then any practical help how to do this in Sonar will be appreciated.