Re: Live recording
On 2017-08-04, Rodolfo Medina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here we seem to have different advices. It seems that sometimes, laptops have
> one input hole for both mic and line in. Some of them, as reported by other
> posters, can even switch from one to another function. Someone else suggested
> a way to check *if* mic entry is stereo or mono. Someone, like you, states
> that mic input is certainly mono, but someone else, also around Google, seems
> to state the contrary, i.e. it can be mono or stereo depending on the PC. This
> is important to me also because I reversed into digital form some old vynils,
> and did so using the mic input of my netbook, that doesn't have a line in. So
> I'd need to know if those *.wav files so produced are stereo or not, and, in
> case they aren't, repeat the operation on another machine or adding an external
> sound card to the netbook.
Can't you tell whether the wavs are stereo or not by listening to them?
In a mixer program like aumix (curses), for example, channels which are
"stereo-capable" (sic) will have balance controls (makes sense). So that
might be a roundabout way (opening up the old mixer, don't you know) to
reassure yourself concerning your mic (or bum yourself completely out after
having converted the entire pianistic *oeuvre* of Chopin from vinyl to
digital *mono*, depending).
But if you are unable discern the difference by listening forget it and be happy.
“Certitude is not the test of certainty.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.