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Playback only on left speaker

How do i get the play back on both speakers on any program , my othercheap mic works on both speakers, but my
Samson C01U condenser usb mic only works on the left speaker. Is there anything i can do, or should i return my possibly defective mic.

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Re: Playback only on left speaker

The quick, easy solution is to change your microphone to mono recording. In the attached YouTube clip, I'll show you how to do that.

The short and simple is to go to your Mac HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Audio MIDI Setup. Select your C01U USB device, and set it to 1ch 16bit. This will set the microphone to record in mono, equally over both speakers.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

Re: Playback only on left speaker

Microphones are not stereo! There's only one channel because there's only one mic.

You should only be recording from the left channel and then playing it back in stereo to hear the same thing in both speakers. When you set up the mic for recording, choose "mono mode" or "left channel only".

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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Re: Playback only on left speaker

It seems that the Samson driver has been reported to have some problems with stereo. Your choices are to use the mic in mono (which most recording is done in anyway) or unistall the SoftPre App which Samson provides with the mic and select a generic driver.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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