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Audio coming from only the left side of my headphones.

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So recently I picked up a RODE NTA-1 And a behringer UMC22 to pair it with. Out the box it worked great and I've loved it, made some adjustments to quality and so forth.

 

I decided to change the audio quality to 2 channel, 16 bit 48000hz, dvd quality. It was originally on one channel.

 

When I change it to 2 instead of 1, when I play back anything or record anything the audio only comes from one side of my ear, yet for people on discord per say, hear it from both. 

 

Is this something on my end I'd need to adjust so my microphone will produce audio to both sides of the headphones if played back from a recording, e.g shadowplay, audacity?

 

Edit: Or is this something I don't necessarily need to worry about and doesn't make much of a noticeable difference?

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12 hours ago, chawndi said:

So recently I picked up a RODE NTA-1 And a behringer UMC22 to pair it with. Out the box it worked great and I've loved it, made some adjustments to quality and so forth.

 

I decided to change the audio quality to 2 channel, 16 bit 48000hz, dvd quality. It was originally on one channel.

 

When I change it to 2 instead of 1, when I play back anything or record anything the audio only comes from one side of my ear, yet for people on discord per say, hear it from both. 

 

Is this something on my end I'd need to adjust so my microphone will produce audio to both sides of the headphones if played back from a recording, e.g shadowplay, audacity?

 

Edit: Or is this something I don't necessarily need to worry about and doesn't make much of a noticeable difference?

A XLR Microphone is a mono input, most interfaces will pan each input L/R so you can record two sources at once while retaining the ability to edit / isolate them in post.

The reasons it maps to stereo in Discord is because Discord forces every signal to mono, for better or for worse.

Typically not an issue when a mic is mapped to 1 channel as most popular programs (Discord, OBS, etc) give you the option to 'fix' that or force it to stereo. Though in some cases you may want a single mic mapped to both the L/R channel, which can be found as a feature on higher end interfaces, and or can be forced if you have analog signal to work with.

That being said, it doesn't increase quality at all, you're simply mapping the exact same signal to both channels.


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