Recording, want stereo, turns to mono

Hello, I am trying to record bass, though when I record the recording ends up as mono, even though I have it set to stereo. I am using an ATG P2 microphone, along with a scarlett studio. Any help with this would be appreciated, thanks.

[u]Stereo recording[/u] requires a microphone for the left and another microphone for the right.

…Everything is mono-stereo compatible and a true-mono file/recording will play through both speakers.

When pros record multitrack, every voice/instrument is normally recorded as a separate mono track. Then during mixing the tracks are panned (positioned) left-to-right across the virtual soundstage in the stereo mix.