My current mix setup is to have Ardour on a Mac Pro as part of Ubuntu Studio (no Mac OS at all). I run the output through the headphone outs to a stereo, and monitor the sound with my stereo speakers: I do not have studio monitors yet.
When I’m mixing, I like to switch to mono output for EQ and compression settings. Right now, I just push the mono/stereo button on the receiver. I read where I can enable the monitor in Ardour. I did that and clicked the ‘mono’ button, but the output was still stereo (the master fader was selected). Is there something else I should do to enable a mono output from already recorded tracks? My interpretation of the manual is that this was for input; is my interpretation correct?