Problem recording with Acid Pro 6

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by randylahey, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. randylahey

    randylahey Guest

    I recently bought a MXL 990 condenser mic to record with. When I record with Acid Pro 6, its not recording at an even panning level. More sound is recorded into the left speaker then the right speaker.

    Has anyone else had this problem? or anyone know how to fix this?
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    How do you have it set up, in the DAW included. The only thing I can think of is that it is picking up more sound from the left side of the room than the right. Do you have it far enough from the sound source that sound levels will be balanced?
  3. randylahey

    randylahey Guest

    When I record in windows sound recorder it works fine.

    I currently have the audio device set to "mxl 990 - left". It is recording mono, which is what I want..But am I limiting my sound? Can it sound better?

    Anyone familiar with Acid Pro know?
  4. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    I had that mic before. It is not a stereo mic. You can assign it to all kinds of tracks, but that won't make it stereo. It's mono.

    Make sure you know exactly how your signal is being routed. This goes for anything -- hardware or software. I suspect you'll find it is doing exactly what it is set up for.

    That MXL 990 wasn't a bad mic for the price. I learned a lot with it.
  5. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    When selecting the track make sure you select a mono track. There should be no "left" or "right" channel selected for a mono track. Recording into a stereo track allows the pan to work within the stereo source, so in other words its impossible to make a left channel go right, get it?

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