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The G-Track is a mono-microphone, but your computer recognizes it as a 2 channel device because of the input connector on the side. You need to go into your computer's sound control panel, locate the G-Track microphone and change it to a 1 channel device. Alternatively, you can use advanced recording software to take the left channel input and manipulate it however you want.
To get sound in both channels in Garageband for a podcast using the G-Track Microphone:
select a voice track to record into
make sure the Track Info window is open (blue i button in lower right region of screen)
at the bottom of the Track Info window you will find Input Source:
Change the default setting of Stereo to Mono 1 (USB Audio CODEC)
This assumes you have gone to Garageband preferences and changed the Audio/Midi settings for audio input to USB Audio CODEC which appears when you plug in the G-Track Mike
Inputs at rear of machine. From Left to right.
Circle with line underneath. (Micro socket) - microphone, mixer (Grundig 607), telephone adapter.
Square with line on top - Radio input/Output. Record/playback radio. Record records if player is connected to radio for playback via a 3-pole amplifier unit. Re-recording to a second tape recorder. Connection to a Grundig Stereo-Mixer 608.
Reversed Q - Phono Input. Connection to a record player or a second tape recorder. (for re-recording records or tapes)
Squiggly lines - Outputs. - Connection to external speakers. Grundig Stereo Box. Connection to an additional amplifier (Grundig 229) for synchronous recording.
Square with line at right. - Earphones.
Loudspeaker switch - (At bottom) - In the "0" position, the internal speakers are shut off.
You might have a bad cable to the recorder (try swapping the right and left connections and see if the problem moves to the other channel), dirty tape heads (use a cotton swab and head cleaner or isopropyl alcohol to clean them), or a circuit problem inside the recorder. Hope this gets you started!
It's supposed to only record on the left side. When it's in "INST/MIC" mode the left channel has your mic on it and the right channel has your instrument, so you can mix them separately. Just configure your recording software to put the left channel on one track and the right channel on another track.