Why I record with Fraps (or simply unmute mic) does my cheap desktop mic from Best Buy record and two channels and my AKG D5 dynamic mic only record left channel? I can switch mics while recording and it will switch between the one channel and two. The problem could be my cable connection into the sound card. My mic cable on the D5 is a xlr. My sound card accepts 1/4 jack, so I bought a xlr to 1/4 adapter. I now notice the adapter is a 1/4 phone jack for unbalanced signals.