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Input from External Microphone only mono

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    Input from External Microphone only mono

    I only just bought a new computer with Windows 8.1 on it. (SO not impressed with this OS.) Anyway, I'm trying to set up all my externals. I have an external microphone I use through a Tascam US-200 audio interface. It has the ability to record in stereo and I have done so for some time using Audacity on my old computer running Windows 7 with no problems.

    I checked that the Tascam system has been tested with Windows 8. No problems there. I installed the drivers and audacity and set everything up. However, I'm still only getting mono sound instead of stereo when I attempt to record. I've double checked that the Default Format for the input device is set to 2 channel, 16 bit, 441000 Hz and that Audacity is set to take in a stereo input. No joy. I can record sound but only in mono.

    Any ideas?

    P.S. After repeated attempts I CAN get the system to recognise the stereo input... for less than a second when first turned on. Something is getting through but for some reason it just doesn't keep.
    Last edited by Georgiana; 14 Jun 2014 at 22:20.

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    I have a recording studio (I use Sonar X3).

    Do you have Windows 8.1 specific drivers? When 8.1 came out many recording audio devices, including my Roland Octa-Capture required Windows 8.1 specific drivers to properly work.

    From the recording forums I visit, this was a major issue with many devices. They worked properly with Windows 8, but did not with 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Input from External Microphone only mono

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