I have Audacity Version 2.3.0. I am using Windows 10. I am recording an LP, but notice that I am only hearing one channel coming through on Playback, even though I have set the recording to Stereo and have 2 channels visible on the screen. From one of your forums, I found the instruction to right-click over the Speaker Icon, etc… go to the Advanced Tab and select 2-channel 16-bit 44100 Hz. I don’t have that option–it only has 16-bit 44100 Hz, but not the 2-channel. Is this a function of the USB attachment of the turntable? Or am I doing something wrong? Is this an Audacity issue or a sound-card issue on my computer?
recording to Stereo and have 2 channels visible on the screen.
I assume you are only getting a waveform on one channel and a flat line on the other, and the meter is showing activity on only one channel?
Is this an Audacity issue or a sound-card issue on my computer?
Since the Windows Control Panel (apparently) isn’t seeing it as stereo it’s not an Audacity setting… And since you’re using a USB connection your soundcard/soundchip isn’t involved.
If the turntable is not defective it’s probably a driver issue… If you are feeling “brave” you can try uninstalling the driver, and when you plug back in, it should automatically re-install (and hopefully re-configure). Go to the Device Manager, which you can access by right-clicking the Windows Start icon. At the bottom of the list you should see “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”. Double-click that and try to identify the USB audio driver. Right click the audio device and then “uninstall”. Unplug the turntable’s USB cable and plug back in. It should show up again, and hopefully it will work in stereo.
If you have a desktop computer with a regular soundcard you can use the turntable’s analog connections to line-in on the soundcard. (Laptops usually only have mic-in and headphone out… The mic input is usually mono and it’s a mismatch for a line level signal.)
And/or you might want to just check the turntable’s analog outputs. You can plug it into your stereo or TV, or if you have regular-powered computer speakers and the right set of adapter cables, you can connect the turntable directly to the powered speakers. If you’re only getting one side with analog the turntable is obviously defective.
Thanks for the response. I’ll give it a try. Actually, I am getting a waveform on both channels, and both meters show activity, but as I monitor the recording, I can hearthere’s only one channel coming through. i’ll check the driver.