I am transferring music from a cassette to my computer. A cassette deck is what I would use to record ideas for guitar parts. Everything is stereo as in one guitar on right channel and one guitar on left to see how the two sound together. I record in stereo with a left and right stereo track and I can see the meters displaying the two distinct parts, HOWEVER, when I play the recorded part back I have both guitars on the left AND the right. I have a feeling that it is a simple setting I am missing somewhere, but I cannot determine what it is.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Windows can apply audio-enhancements which should be switched-off for faithful sound reproduction.
One of these enhancements is a pseudo-surround-sound which has crossover: a little of left on right, & vice-versa.
Here’s a YouTube from Microsoft showing how to switch playback enhancements off in Windows 10 …
Ok, sorry for not responding sooner, had some other fires to put out first.
In response to Trebor - Turned off every instance of "enhancements that I could find and that did not fix the problem. It also seems as though they were already off to begin with.
In response to kozikowski - It’s an “older” machine I guess, it’s a fairly nice Denon DRW-585 with stereo rca’s for the in’s and out’s.
And the meter’s both in Audacity and on the Denon tape deck.
The menu bar in Audacity… MME , Line In (Realteck High Definition), 2 (Stereo) Recording Channels, Main OUT (PreSonus Quantum)
The PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt is the interface I use with my DAW software used fore multi-track recording.
The attached test audio has no crossover: tones on left or right but never tones on both sides at the same time.
If you play it in audacity and do not hear crossover, your crossover problem is pre-Audacity.
If you play it in audacity and hear crossover, your crossover problem is post-Audacity.