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Trouble recording in stereo with guitar (realtek audio HD) is it even possible?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Crunc, Jun 23, 2011.

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  1. Crunc

    Crunc Thread Starter

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    yeah, im trying to record guitar, i have it plugged into the line input, stereo mix is enabled, and im in XP. i'm only getting one channel for sound(left). is there any way to record in stereo?
     
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    A Guitar is in Mono ???? .. There's no stereo to record ??
    Do you have the one channel from the Guitar wired to both left & right line inputs ??

    Are you using Audacity to do the recording/editing ??
    I've never tried it ... But you should be able to set it to record in mono and play both channels
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    that might be it, im only plugged into the line input, do i need to buy a splitter cable and plug it into the mic/line inputs on my computer?

    edit: i have audacity installed, i also have sonar LE installed. do i set it to record 1 channel ?
     
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    I'm trying it right now .. but having trouble .. New HDD ??
    Anyway .. I might try recording the one Channel in Stereo .. the Copy > Paste the good channel to the blank channel.
    This might save getting a cable ??
     
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    yes, the cut/paste is working in audacity, but when i record, there is a 0.5 second overlap in the sound, which throws me off, but the overlap doesnt get recorded... lol any suggestions for that?

    edit: i just split the audio track (options: split stereo track) then copy/paste, and that seems to work.. but the problem above is still there
     
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    Don't think you can Copy one channel and Paste to the other ..
    Looks like you need a cable ..
     
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    Got my new install of XP fixed .... You using Audacity 1.2.6 or 1.3.13 ???
    Don't play myself .. Darn it .. But I'd think a Guitar shop would have an adapter ...
    Come on over in about 3 hours and maybe Tim (In the black hat) has one.
     
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    Tim says most music shops/stores have several kinds of adapters ... 1/4" Jack to RCA plugs or 1/8"
    Just a wild guess .. Have you tried recording directly from the Mic input .. It might be Mono recorded to Stereo.
     
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    i'm not getting sound in the mic input when i plug the guitar in, the microphone works, yes i have one of those adapters
     
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    Is it mono to stereo ??
    Can you show me .. Attach a picture ??
     
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