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How do i record in stereo?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ras1983, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i am connecting my bass with a stereo plug directly into the line in of standard soundcard (realtek ac97) but it only records and plays through one channel. how do i record in the two channels? :confused:
  2. Bob the Bass

    Bob the Bass

    Aug 13, 2004
    What is your bass ? Does it have a stereo output ? :bassist:
  3. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    sorry guys, i did a little research and it turns out that most basses (including my unknown stingray copy) are mono and artists use stereo panning to transmit the signal out of two speakers.
  4. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Bass is typically balanced between the channels. The only places I personally like to use stereo is to add a spatial effect. For instance, I mic a leslie sometimes and I put mics on either side of the horn and pan them hard right and left, this gives the effect of the sound moving across the room. Also, panning drums is always fun so you can hear a fill move across the toms. As far as bass goes, though, I think you should just leave it balanced.
  5. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Record into two channels, pan one left and one right.