Multiple channel audio in Premiere
Working in version 23.0.0. I am bringing in a file with 16 tracks of mono audio. I need to add some captions and output with discreet audio. The output file continually sums all the audio to channels 1 and 2. On import Premiere creates each channel as a stereo pair, not mono. How do I get Premiere to import the audio as mono sources? I have gone through setting after setting and nothing allows me to alter this.
The second part of the question is how do I create an output file with 16 channels of discreet audio? I can only get it to mix everything to channels 1 and 2. All options and boxes to create mono outputs are grayed out and I cannot select them.