How to turn off right or left channel of an audio file?

How can I turn off the right or left channel of an mp3 or wav file in audacity. Have tried repeatedly and the file retains both channels. Working with a file that has two instruments playing together. I would like to eliminate one instrument and export the track

Back-up your original…

Split Stereo Track.

Then click the little ‘X’ to the left of the waveform to kill one of them.

That will leave a mono file that plays out of both sides.

Thanks, I think I tried that and when I exported i still got left and right channels playing. No change. Will try again.

Check you have not fallen into the mono trap …

Thanks I’ll try that

Thanks, this has been really helpful

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