I am new to Audacity and would like to know if I can record separate wav files on the left and right channels. Looking for one sound from the left speaker and a different one from the right…playing at the same time.
Sure. One of the Skype recording programs does that. You on the left and your guest on the right.
It’s a little rough to get any more specific than that because you didn’t tell us what you were doing.
What are you doing?
Not the end product, but where are you starting from? Audacity does not directly support many different sound devices at the same time, so you can’t easily record Left from the soundcard and Right from a USB microphone.
You can totally start with two separate mono sound files and make a “stereo” show out of it.