I recorded a podcast in Garageband and somehow I have different right and left balance on the audio. Sometimes the right speaker will be louder and sometimes the left speaker will be louder. I want the same level of sound to come out of both speaker all of the time so I am playing with Audacity, but there are just so many options and I don’t see anything in the help files I’ve encountered that direct me how to get the result I want. Most people have multiple instruments and all that, but I just have the sound of my voice. I’ve spent hours searching and fiddling so I apologize for posting something that is probably super easy . . . it’s very much not easy for me. TIA.
Listening to my podcast sounds like being on a roller-coaster with the sound shifting from ear to ear. It hurts.
I gave the podcast to my students (graduate level) and many of them noted the same thing. I have been doing a podcast every week and last week was the first time my students complained. So, this week I checked and I noticed it as well (and I’ve since noticed it last week). When I record the audio, I notice that it’s out of balance in the original recording as well:
If I record as mono then this shouldn’t be happening, I wouldn’t think. Hmmm.
Well, I just recorded it again using my Snowball mic and this time I recorded as stereo and both sides are exactly even. Who knows? It’s working correctly though so I guess that’s all that matters. I do appreciate that everyone was so willing to help.
and the crossovers are perfect
and the speakers are perfectly balanced
and the preamp is balanced
and the amp is balanced
and nothing else has any engineering approximations that are frequency dependent