New to recording with basic issues

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by WadeCounty, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. WadeCounty

    WadeCounty Guest

    Hello, I'm pretty much just messing around with recording and producing. A hobby you can call it. Anyway, I've had success producing with Reason 3, Fruity Loops, Ableton Live, etc, but whenever I try to record vocals, the vocals record only on one side. (Left side) I have a feeling this is a really simple problem or goof on my part. Like I said, I'm very new to this. I have a cheap MXL condenser mic hooked up to an MAudio FastTrack interface. Whether I record in Ableton, Cakewalk, whatever, the audio is always one sided. Any thoughts here? I can get more specific on my set up if need be. Thanks a ton.
  2. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Do you even know what a producer is?

    You vocal is coming in on only 1 side because you're probably only using 1 mic, 1 signal left or right.
    FLS doesnt support mono recording, turn the stereo knob fully clockwise.
  3. WadeCounty

    WadeCounty Guest

    That definitely wasn't the right word. I have a lot of respect for producers. Im definitely not one of those. Like I said, this is something I've invested a good deal of time into only as a hobby. Yes, it's one mic. Thanks. When you say stereo knob, is that in particular software or in the interface? the FastTrack has knobs for mic input, "mix", and output. I can plug in headphones and press a "stereo/mono" button and hear it in stereo on headphones, but not when recorded. Again, thanks.
  4. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    that producer thing is a real peev of mine. Most people mean prodoosa. anyhow...

    FLS (fruity loops as you say ), when you route to a mixer track there is a pan knob and a stereo separation knob, turn the stereo knob fully clockwise and you'll break the single mic (mono) input into a stereo signal.
    Properly, your DAW of choice ought to have mono recording capability. Cubase, Sonar, etc.. all support this.

    Either that, or you're ging to need another mic, eh?
  5. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Just to make the point:

    Producer = Rick Rubin, Brian Eno, Phil Spector, Quincy Jones, etc.

    Producer (maybe pronounced prooooducer) = Kanye West, Moby, etc.


    I am into both, and looking for my big break.

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