GS1 wrote:Also in terms of tracking I haven't been bouncing things since the unit only allows for mono tracking or what it calls a "stereo bounce " using two tracks...in the interest of getting the stereo field results I'm after...
Ah yeah, then seems that things get too complicated. You definitely need a DAW. Especially if you're doing electronic music, the amount of post production required to mix properly is such that even a serious desk would struggle, or at least require a lot of outboard. It's not a case that electronic music is made primarily in the box.
Although I'm aware of the bounce option and have used it to combine the same instrumental part recorded sectionally on several tracks to one;I am not sure to what extent the bounce destination track/tracks preserve the panning/levels I use to set things up...
They will most definitely preserve them. A bounce is a bounce - if they didn't preserve your panning, they wouldn't even when you bounce your final stereo mix. But the fact that you can bounce only stereo definitely complicates things.
so as a result my focus is on using the (mixdown>stereo master track>MBC>copy results back to 2 mono tracks as part of a submix) process the unit offers..
It seems like a case of making up for shortcomings of the tools you have. Get new tools! :D
Best of luck.