Since reinstalling Audacity on my new computer that I scan my vinyl, Audacity sends me an incorrect reading of the various stereo tracks. So I never all the different avenues for me to hear all the instruments.
For example: the song Please please me Beatles. On vinyl mono, the sound is well balanced between the voices of the Beatles and instruments. On stereo vinyl (I have two) voices Beatles are buried under the sounds of instruments. Percussion are clearly in front. Get back on the guitar solo remains in sound accompanying instruments and does not appear at all. So on, depending on the recording features of my records. Sometimes two solo instruments divided left and right, one of the two to be the volume of moist another.
I’ve never had such a problem with Audacity that I had downloaded on my old computer.
So, please, because it is in the integrity of my vinyl records that I want to keep, what, in my current version of Audacity would be ill-fitting?
Thank you to answer me. It is a job, but also an immense pleasure, which has taken me hundreds of hours.
Please tell us about your hardware set-up. (i.e. Are you using a phono preamp into line-in on your soundcard, mic-in on a laptop, or do you have a phono-USB interface, or a turntable with a USB interface?)
If you are using a phono preamp or a turntable with line-level outputs, can you plug it into a stereo or TV to confirm you are getting a good stereo-signal out of it?
Can you plug-in something else (like a CD or DVD player) into your soundcard to test-out your soundcard & the software?
Try un-plugging one channel at a time to see if there is any “funny” interaction between the channels… That is, unplug the right channel (while recording) to see if anything changes in the left channel. Then plug the right channel back in and reverse the test to see if unplugging the left channel has any effect on the right channel. There should be no interaction between the channels.
Also please tell us your version of Windows (see the pink panel at the top of the page).
Can you describe exactly in what way the stereo is “incorrect”? If you are recording into the mic input on a laptop, at best those are usually “compatible” stereo inputs that may not give a proper stereo image.
I just noticed that when listening to my recordings, Audacity saves in mono even if the stereo that appears on the screen as the one that was selected. So my whole problem is that Audacity records in mono. This is what creates the imbalance between soundtracks.
So can someone tell me how to reprogram Audacity is recording in stereo??
With no information to go on about the make and model number of your turntable, how exactly it is connected to your computer or what version of Windows you are on (“Windows 7.5” does not exist) we can’t help you.
Do you connect this turntable to the computer with a USB cable? If you are on Windows Vista or later, a USB turntable will record in mono by default. Read this link: Audacity Manual for how to set Windows to record the USB turntable in stereo. Read the green box.
If that means you are using Audacity 1.2.x or 1.3.0 those versions are obsolete and we will not help you with those. See the pink panel at the top of this page. I suggest you open Help > About Audacity… and verify you have the latest Audacity 2.0.5.
If you do not have 2.0.5, uninstall the Audacity version you have now, then install 2.0.5 from Audacity ® | Download for Windows . Get the EXE installer program. Half way through the installer, be sure to check (put a tick mark in) the box that says “Reset Preferences”. Then when Audacity asks if you want to reset preferences, say “Yes”.
In addition, other audio software, EZ Vinyl Tape Converter, tells me, when I open it, my computer is set to mono?? How a rolling new computer on Vista Can be set to mono?? Moreover, it’s only my recordings with Audacity which are mono.