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Re: Live recording

Doug <dmcgarrett@optonline.net> writes:

> On 08/03/2017 08:19 AM, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Jeremy Nicoll <jn.ml.dbn.25@letterboxes.org> writes:
>>> On Thu, 3 Aug 2017, at 13:23, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>>>> 3) mic2 is stereo.
>>> Not necessarily.  It might be a mono signal that's been duplicated across
>>> two outputs.  It's only 2-channel if it can record two separate sounds at
>>> the same time.
>>> You can get microphones which, in a single unit, record more than one
>>> channel at once.  Their labelling or artwork on them normally makes it
>>> clear that they have L and R (or more than that) inputs.
>>> What makes and models are your mics?
>> I can't tell, because they're old and I don't keep their specs.  One of them
>> was given to me about 15 years ago, the other I don't even remember how I
>> have it.  But I've got another teo: they are, each of them, part of a
>> headphone.  They also let hear the recorded sound from both channels.  They
>> are:
>>   http://www.trust.com/it/product/11916-primo-chat-headset
>> and
>>   http://www.trust.com/it/product/20685-mauro-headset
>> Rodolfo
> I looked at both of the links. Note that there are two connections for each
> device: headset (earphone) connection and mic connection. The headset
> connection will be
> stereo, and the mic connection will be mono. If there is talkback (i.e., you
> can hear the mic output on the headphones,) the mic sound will appear in both
> earpieces,
> but will not be stereo--it will just be the same sound in both earpieces.
> You can't get something for nothing. If you want stereo, you will have to
> have two mics or a mic with two separate microphone elements aimed in two
> (left and right) directions. Such a device will have a plug with three
> connections on it: left, right, and ground. Your PC will not be able to
> handle such a microphone! You would need a stereo preamplifier to plug that
> mic into, and then you would plug the stereo output of the preamp into the
> LINE IN jack of the PC.
> I would hope that this information will settle the question!
> --doug

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