Hi folks, I’m trying to digitize mono cassettes with stereo equipment. Is this so foolish that I must simply find a mono tape deck? If not, how would you recommend I proceed:
A) use an adapter cable to combine the deck’s stereo out into one signal before going to the computer,
B) set Audacity to record mono even though there’s a stereo signal coming into my iMac, or
C) record stereo, and then pick the better channel (on some of these tapes one channel will be way louder than the other; I don’t understand why)?
These are rather carelessly made, low-quality spoken-word tapes (though now considered important). I don’t actually know that they were recorded on a mono machine… all I know is that I can’t imagine they’d actually have set up two mics to record them.
Thanks for any help! And I’m new here, so feel free to point me somewhere else if this isn’t an appropriate forum. --Allen