Greetings everyone! I’m having problems recording my guitar in stereo and hope someone can help me. It’s kind of a long (first) post but I hope you won’t mind. I’ve been playing electric guitar for quite some time but when it comes to home recording, I’m a newbie. I recently started doing digital multi-track recording on my home PC. I use Fruity Loops for the drum machine and synthesizer functions, as well as pre-mixing my tracks (anything except guitar and vocals). I use Cool Edit Pro for the final multi-track recording (to add guitar, vocals, etc.), mixing and mixdown (I insert the Fruity Loops mixdown in one of the four Cool Edit tracks as a wave file and mix it down with the guitar and vocal parts). I’ve been trying to find a way to record my electric guitar in stereo, but I haven’t succeeded so far. I use a Zoom GFX-5 effects processor and connect from its output directly to my PC, bypassing my power amp. The processor has two outputs, one right and one left. I use two 3.5 mm jack to ¼’’ plugs to connect from the outputs to two stereo mini phone plug adapters (a 3.5 mm plug on one side and two red and black audio plugs on the other). I think this is where I start to screw up: Because my computer has 3.5 mm line in and microphone in jacks (as do most computers) I figured I needed to bring these two output cables together somehow. Because each audio output cable coming from the processor (I hope you’ve been able to follow so far) has two audio plugs (red and black), I use two splitters (2 to 1, all ends black) to converge each cable back to only one plug. This way, I'm left with one RCA audio plug coming from each of the two outputs of the effects processor. Finally, I use a 2-to-1 RCA audio-to ¼’’ plug “Y” adapter and route it through a ¼” to 3.5 mm plug to connect it to the PC line-in input. Sounds complicated? I think so. Somehow I feel there should be an easier way to do this. Is it possible that I’m losing the stereo signal and going mono at some point in this adapter/splitter mess? If I make sure all the parts are “stereo,” will this fix the problem? What else am I doing wrong? I read in numerous articles to always use line in and not mic in to record on a PC. Is it only because the signal from a mic in will be too strong and blow up someting in the PC? When I record on Cool Edit plugged in to the PC line in input, only the “left channel” selection works on the software. In other words, I can only record an audible guitar signal when I’ve selected “left channel” in the program. When I choose “right channel” it records nothing. I can only hear from one speaker during the recording step, however, I do hear from both speakers when I play it back. I do think it may just be the mono signal duplicated to come out of two speakers. This doesn’t make it “stereo” does it? When I select “stereo” in the software, the track’s graphic image splits into two, suggesting it will now record in stereo. However, only one channel records and the other channel is just a straight line. When I use the mic in input and choose “stereo” recording option, both channels look like they are recording (i.e. neither is a straight line). However, the finished recording still sounds exactly the same as when I record in mono plugged in to line in. Anyway, sorry it’s such a long post but I’ll be very happy if someone can help me out of this mess. Thanks a lot!