I have a song I’m moving from tape to CD. When I play it back after recording it from the tape deck, it seems like either the right or the left side of the audio (can’t figure out which) has a vocal that disappears. I can hear it as if someone is in another recording booth down a long hall. The other channel sounds fine.
How do I bring that back? On the tape, when it plays on the cassette player, it sounds fine. It only disappears after I copy it over to .aup.
Recording goes through a .35mm jack to RCA L/R split to a ADS Tech Instant Music pre-amp (same as I use for turntable audio processing) and then into the USB port of my laptop.
By the way, you can get seriously surreal results if the 1/8" plug isn’t all the way in or has a bad connection. Clean with alcohol or unflavored vodka and fresh paper towels and reseat firmly, maybe two or three times.
Webidextrous appeared to state that he or she was choosing what amounts to the wrong source.
There are at least two ways a poor signal could be recorded from the motherboard internal mic, if that is what is happening. A) User could have “Listen to this device” enabled in Windows, which sends the USB input to the chosen computer speakers or headphones. B) User could be listening to the tape with some device (small speakers, headphones not being worn) that the motherboard mic could hear.
No problem with those if you choose the correct source. If Webidextrous is choosing the USB CODEC, then I suggest (s)he checks out both your idea of a bad connection and mine that they are actually setting Windows to record the USB codec in stereo.