Did I buy the wrong mic?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by lindmar, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. lindmar macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I needed a mic to do some basic audio recording over some video and slideshows.

    I went to my local music store with the intent on buying a USB Samson Q1U mic. They didnt have any so I left with an Apex181 USB Mic.

    Testing it out, sounds great, sounds far better than I expected expect this.

    I only get left side, 1 channel playback and recording.. either in mono or in stereo.. in Garageband it says STEREO 1/2 or MONO 1 or MONO 2

    Is this right? DO I need more to record basic audio that sounds nice and full sound on both the left and right sides?

    Thanks
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    #2
    you're micing a mono source, so you should be recording to a mono track. mono defaults to playing both L and R equally.
     
  3. lindmar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Weird.
    Not in Garageband in doesnt, but in Audacity it does.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #4
    are you saying that gb defaults its panpots to something other than straight up the middle? That would be strange.
     

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