but if you say, run one mono signal into a daw with a splitter into 2 inputs, recording on two tracks, that would be dual mono? does that sound right?
This always seems to come up for some reason. My answer is “Don’t do that!” It doesn’t make any sense to record the exact same stuff to two tracks and pan them left and right. Just record one track and pan it in the middle. Your hard drive will thank you for it.
Unless you are recording to a non-linear medium this will be two mono tracks and you will have two pan controls which confuse each other. Does that make sense?