Need help recording in stereo (sound only coming from L spkr)
I have a shure pg185, 4-channel mixer, cables to plug into mixer, camera, etc. but it's not recording in stereo. how do i capture video in stereo? (it worked in the store when i did playback over headphones, but now it's not working.) thanks!
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You generally need two microphones to record in stereo. If you have only one microphone to use, you have to make sure that the pan pot for the channel you are plugged into is set in the center of its range.
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It sounds as if the input is too low. what happens if you plug whatever is going into the stereo channels into a pair of mono channels. Or are you taking about the phono stereo tape input?
The stereo channels are line level whereas the other channels have both line and mic level inputs, what are you trying to put through the stereo channels? You must make sure the gain switch is set to the -10dB to get the most sensitivity (the mono channels have about -132dB max sensitivity BTW) You probably need a different mixer or possibly a submixer if you are needing more than 4 low level inputs.
Sounds like the output cable from the 802 is not correctly pinned to your input on the computer. Fred is on the right track but you may need to take it a bit further.
It may also be helpful to use a Pro USB audio interface such as the Digigram UAX220v2 (line level version).
If you wish to use the computer's on board sound card consider an IHF/Pro interface that converts balanced audio to unbalanced , and the proper cables. Two 3-wire balanced 1/4-inch from the 802 to the left and right inputs of the interface (XLR Male), then RCA (Red and White) to a 1/8-inch TRS Plug cable onto the the computers audio input.
Henry Engineering's Matchbox HD comes to mind.
Isolate one channel at a time to see if a particular channel is the problem. Make sure ALL interconnected equipment is powered from the SAME receptacle or power conditioner. A remote amplifier MUST be powered from the same source as the mixer, even if it requires a separate run to power it. Make sure all cables are BALANCED, either XLR or TRS cables. Sometimes a cable can have a broken wire or shield and cause this.
You would need a stereo splitter taking a 1/8 inch stereo plug for the computer into two 1/4 inch jacks to plug into two channels of the mixer OR a 1/8 to 1/4 TRS cable that you go into the Stereo (L) of one of the stereo channels... OR a 1/8 inch splitter to RCA plugs going into the TAPE input jacks of the mixer. You can't really go via the USB cable easily from YouTube,
It sounds like the cables you are using, or the way you have it wired into the system are not correct. If you are using the stereo channels on the mixer, then the system also needs to be wired in stereo to the proper amp and speakers. Otherwise you hear the left or right side of the stereo mix, and not all of the music correctly. Another problem may be the kind of cables you are using to wire the MP3 player to the mixer with. If you are using a 1/8" adapter to the MP3 player, make sure it is a STEREO 1/8" adapter, and that both left and right channels are plugged into the mixer, preferably on the first two inputs to test and see that both channels are indeed coming through. Then you may move them to a stereo channel. Again, make sure that the system is wire in stereo in order to hear both sides, Good Luck
The IPOD generates STEREO signals and you would have to use a 1/8 inch STEREO to 1/4 inch WYE cable into TWO channels of the mixer.
If you use a MONO cable it shorts out one of the sudio amps in the IPOD and will creates distortion.
When you use the two channels to accept the 1/4 inch plugs of the WYE cable, you will set the PAN controls of the two channels you use to opposite ends to maintain the stereo signal in the mixer.
With a stereo splitter cable that takes the stereo 1/8 plug of the computer into two RCA plugs you could go into the "Tape Input" of the mixer... OR take a 1/8 stereo splitter cable from the PC splitting to a pair of 1/4 inch plugs go into one of the 4 stereo input pairs on the mixer... like 7 and 8 or 9 and 10 for example.
Pleas check which side of the cable does give you sound. Lets say the red RCA line works with the right speaker. Now swap the wires at the back of your mixer ie. change the red plug to the white input on your mixer. If no sound comes through, your mixer might be dead on that channel.
Always check your cables and connectors on them to make sure the cable is good and the connectors are not loose. This sounds like a bad cable or connection between the line output of your mixer and input to your stereo.
t could be that the camera has an A/V jack. A/V jacks are 4
segment connectors whereas most stereo cables are three segment connectors. When a three segment jack is plugged in to an A/V port, you only get one channel of audio.
That means your cable should have three rca plugs. Two for the audio and one for the video. I haven't been able to find A/V cables or adaptors in stores. The camera probably should have come with one. I had to special order them on the internet.