I'm a Sonar user who likes to bounce my midi tracks to wav files where I do my final editing. I've always mixed them down to mono tracks and then panned them respectively afterwards. So here's my question: Let's say I have a violins section track that I keep dead in the center. Does it make a difference if I bounce it to a mono track versus a stereo track since the audio data isn't panned in one direction over the other?
After the fact I will likely pan it to the left. I understand that if it's already panned to the left then it will make a difference when bouncing it as a stereo track but will it make a difference as a mono track?