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Re: Live recording

First of all you need to get basic knowledge of signal and audio processing

One good way to understand things 8especially about electricity is water and

Now your mic is a one bucket full of water and you have to pipes (left and
right) ... where does the water flow?

Rodolfo Medina wrote:

> With my two microphones, say mic1 and mic2, I did a little experiment: I
> recorded my voice with mic1, using sox, then listened to the so created
> .wav file and the sound was heard only on the left channel.  Instead,
> doing the same with mic2, the sound was heard on both channels.  How
> should we conclude?  It seems to me that we should conclude that:
> 1) the mic input on my PC is stereo.  In fact, it is a laptop, nay a
> netbook, doesn't have a line in and it is reasonable that its mic input is
> also a line in;

there is no stereo mic - keep in mind - one bucket full of water - not two

> 2) mic1 is mono;
> 3) mic2 is stereo.

now way - such thing does not exist - one can not be two ... even easier ...
you have two ears and one mouth ... so you hear stereo, but you speak mono

> Do you agree?  But then, if it is so, my rough home made live piano
> record, done using mic1 and mic2 plugged together in a
> one-male--two-female splitter, is actually stereo...?

it really depends how this splitter is wired. What I post you before is what
you need - a splitter that splits the stereo L/R to a single L and single

Stereo jack has 3 contacts mass and L,R while mono has 2. So I conclude
something is wrong with your wiring. That's it.

get a propper splitter and try the line in