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What happens when you try to change the recording mode - from mono to 
stereo - within Audacity itself?

Tim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Major Snafu with Audacity


> Huh - its a Microsoft setup or rather non-setup. It seems that USB
> sound cards &/or drivers on Win 10 (et al) are set to mono by default.
> Its quite a procedure to reconfigure them for stereo. Here's the
> process:
>
> These are the steps for configuring Windows Vista for recording from a
> Behringer UCA 202.
>
> The steps for other USB sound cards on both Vista and Windows 7 are
> likely to be similar.
>
> To configure Recording using the Behringer UCA 202 USB:
>
>    Start button > Control Panel
>    (Control Panel Home not Classic View) > Click on "Hardware and Sound"
>    Click on "Sound"
>    Click on the "Recording" tab
>    Click on "USB Adio Codec" (so that it is highlighted)
>    Click the "Properties" button
>    (Optional) Type "UCA 202 Line Input" in the text box
>    (Optional) Click the "Change Icon" button, select the icon that
> looks like Line-in connectors and click "OK"
>    Ensure that "Use this device (enable)" is selected at the bottom
>    Click the "Apply" button
>    Click on the "Advanced" tab
>    In the "default format" button (drop-down list) select "2 channels
> 16 bit 44100 Hz (CD Quality)"
>    Ensure that the two "exclusive mode" options are selected
>    Click the "Apply" button
>    Click on the "Levels" tab, set the slider to 100 and click the "OK" 
> button
>    Click the "OK" button
>
>
> To configure Playback using the Behringer UCA 202 USB:
>
>    Start button > Control Panel
>    (Control Panel Home not Classic View) > Click on "Hardware and Sound"
>    Click on "Sound"
>    Ensure that the "Playback" tab is selected
>    Click on "USB Adio Codec" (so that it is highlighted)
>    Click the "Properties" button
>    (Optional) Type "UCA 202 Line Output" in the text box
>    (Optional) Click the "Change Icon" button, select the icon that
> looks like Line-out connectors and click "OK"
>    Ensure that "Use this device (enable)" is selected at the bottom
>    Click the "Apply" button
>    Click on the "Levels" tab and set the level to 100
>    Click on the "Balance" button and ensure that both "L" and "R" are
> set to 100
>    Ensure that the "speaker" icon does not have a "red circle with
> diagonal line" on it (that symbol means that output is muted)
>    Select the "Enhancements" tab
>    Select "Disable All Enhancement" and click the "Apply" button (for
> recording purposes it is best to aim for "accuracy" over
> "enhancement")
>    Select the "Advanced" tab
>    Select "16 bit 44100 Hz (CD Quality)"
>    Ensure that the two "exclusive mode" options are selected
>    Click the "Apply" button (only available if you have made changes)
>    Click the "OK" button
>    Click the "OK" button
>
> ====
>
> On 21/03/2018, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Audacity should be able to be set up to record in either stereo or mono.
>> There will be a page with check boxes for this. Are you familiar with 
>> this?
>>
>> It may be set to "mono" in which case it may record only the left input 
>> and
>>
>> play that back through both speakers.
>>
>> If it's set to record in stereo you should have a stereo record level
>> indicator (two indicators, not one).
>>
>> Silly question but have you read the basic instructions for recording in
>> Audacity?
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:07 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Major Snafu with Audacity
>>
>>
>>> Help!!! I'm using Audacity (the latest) to digitise masses of
>>> cassettes and reel-reel tapes and vinyl records. BUT it has a major
>>> flaw. Even though I'm using a Lenco stereo transcription deck and a
>>> dual stereo cassette and a stereo reel-reel deck - the end result is
>>> always in mono.
>>>
>>> The stereo recordings are digitised as confirmed by monitoring the
>>> input to the digitisation device. However the  output is recorded by
>>> Audacity as in mono.
>>>
>>> The chain is this:
>>>
>>> Lenco Transcription deck > analogue stereo output
>>> Akai 4000Ds Mk Ii Reel To Reel > analogue stereo output
>>> Double Cassette Player > analogue stereo output
>>>
>>> Behringer UFO202 UPhono USB Audio Interface > analogue stereo input #
>>> digital stereo output
>>> Griffin GC16035 iMic USB Audio Adapter > analogue stereo input #
>>> digital stereo output
>>>
>>> USB (2.0 or 3.0) port on Dell Inspiron laptop > digital stereo input
>>>
>>> Audacity > digital MONO output (the right channel is lost, the left
>>> channel is recorded on both right and left channels of the resultant
>>> file)
>>>
>>> The various Audacity forums report that this has been an issue for  a
>>> long time. No-one seems to have an answer or work around.
>>>
>>> Has anyone here got any suggestions please.
>>>
>>> Thank you - Chris B.
>>
>>
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