Just recently downloaded Audacity and was fairly successful in transferring numerous 45’s and LP’s over to digital. I used a stand-alone turntable with RCA cables into a stereo 1/8" Y adapater. I had to use the microphone “in” on my lap top but the stereo features of Audacity worked fine.
I’m now trying to transfer cassette tapes and they are only recording in mono. I am having to use the headphone out from the tape player. It has a 1/4" stereo out jack. I am using a stereo jack with RCA cables into another 1/8" stereo jack into the microphone “in” on the lap top. Audacity records both tracks but the bottom track is just a straight line (no sound). Plus, when recording, the meter bar only indicates that the top bar is receiving sound. I have confirmed that “stereo” “2” is checked under Preferences and in the Track menu on the left of the recording waves it indicates “stereo”. I have tried several RCA cables and different tapes, all with the same results.
I’m sure I have overlooked something simple, but would appreciate any help possible.