stereo into mono tracks

Hi, I am a longtime Samplitude user but am wanting to go over to using Linux which is more stable than Windows. I am using a portable filed recorder which unfortunately creates stereo wav files. When I import them into Ardour, I can find no way to convert them into mono. That means I cannot do any panning. Can anybody tell me how I can do this??


Also, even if you do work with a stereo track you can always modify the stereo width on the mixer panner, play a bit with it you’ll figure it out quite easy… Ardour is a very friendly DAW.

I say this since you mention you are using a portable field recorder, so this answer is under the asumption that you are actually recording some type of enviroment and what you want to do with panning is modify the stereo width… in any other case just ignore this.