Here’s the problem:

All of my stereo tracks are only recording to the left channel. The upper track has the blue waveform, but the lower one has nothing. Also, while recording, the output channel level for the left side moves more than the output channel for the right side. When I slide the PAN all the way to the right, I still only hear audio out of the left side. I have tried using the track drop down menu and setting the channel to just ‘RIGHT’, but still only hear audio from the LEFT. I’ve also checked to verify that my recording device through WINDOWS is set as Default. It is set to 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100 HZ (CD QUALITY). Is there anything I can do to get my tracks to play as balanced stereo tracks, without re-recording everything?

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium version. I am using Audacity 2.0.3.

I would appreciate any help very much. Thank you!

What are you recording and how is it connected? Did you use the Mic-In (pink) on the side of your laptop?

Mic-In unless you have a celebrity laptop is mono. It will only ever give you one sound channel, generally Left. Some machines split that sound across left and right, but you’re still not listening to the right channel of the performance.


Thanks for the quick reply Koz. I am using an audio techinica condenser mic through an M-Audio Firewire Solo interface, through a firewire port on the back of my PC. If I use any 1/2 line in to the interface to record, such as guitar or keyboard, the same thing happens. Any thoughts?


I don’t think my reply sent to you. If it did, I’m sorry I’m resending this.

I have all of my inputs going through a M-Audio Firewire Solo interface through a firewire port on the back of my PC. Mic, guitar, keys, etc. This always worked perfectly for me when I used PRO TOOLS. Since using Audacity, however, I have the problem with only having the left channel. Any thoughts?

By the way, thank you for the quick response Koz. You are very appreciated.


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