Recording audio in mono in WMM2?


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Guest

I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I recently received some nicer audio
gear as a gift: a "Shure" mic, some good headphones and an "M-Audio Fast
Track guitar/mic recording interface". Installation was pretty easy and I can
definitely record narration into a WMM project using the new mic. However,
the play back of the narration is only in my left ear. I spoke to M-audio and
they said that I'm recording in stereo and since I'm only using the mic input
(the guitar input is unused), that's why I'm only hearing the audio as a left
channel. They said I should try to set the software to record mono. Is this
what's going on? And if so, is there a way to record in mono so that my
narration will be heard on both the left and right channels? There's a
"Stereo/Mono" input monitor button on the front of the M-Audio unit, but I
recorded narration in both modes and it still only plays back in my left ear.
Is there a workaround, or is this recording interface just not the thing I
need? What interface should I get to use this mic? Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks!
 
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John Inzer

CMiksovsky said:
I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I recently
received some nicer audio gear as a gift: a "Shure" mic,
some good headphones and an "M-Audio Fast Track
guitar/mic recording interface". Installation was pretty
easy and I can definitely record narration into a WMM
project using the new mic. However, the play back of the
narration is only in my left ear. I spoke to M-audio and
they said that I'm recording in stereo and since I'm only
using the mic input (the guitar input is unused), that's
why I'm only hearing the audio as a left channel. They
said I should try to set the software to record mono. Is
this what's going on? And if so, is there a way to record
in mono so that my narration will be heard on both the
left and right channels? There's a "Stereo/Mono" input
monitor button on the front of the M-Audio unit, but I
recorded narration in both modes and it still only plays
back in my left ear. Is there a workaround, or is this
recording interface just not the thing I need? What
interface should I get to use this mic? Any help would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I don't know if it will help but there are
some settings in Movie Maker you
can experiment with.

Open Movie Maker and go to...
Tools / Narrate Timeline...

You'll find two drop windows that may
offer a setting that will work.

Also you could try recording in Windows
Sound Recorder to see if you have the
same issue.

Just go to...Start / Programs / Accessories /
Entertainment / Sound Recorder.

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John Inzer
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PapaJohn \(MVP\)

A couple more choices

You can make a custom profile to save the movie in mono.... see my Saving
Movies > Custom WMV Profiles page

or you can convert the captured narration, which is a WMA file, to a WAV
file and bring it into Audacity to duplicate the channel to have 2 channels
of the same thing....
 

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