David Fattore;151816 wrote:
I purchased a Q1202USB Mixer for my recording Studio and I seem to be having an issue with the right channel.
I have two Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Mics plugged into the first two XLR mic inputs and with both being panned to the left channels and right channels respectively.
The problem is there's no signal coming from the Right Channel at all, even though I'm recording with an ASIO audio driver within my DAW.
The left channel works fine, but I'm wondering if I put both mics on the left channel whether it will be unbalanced in the final recording.
Any help on this would be very much appreciated as it's quite urgent, we're scheduled to record in a month.
Ken Mitchell;151837 wrote:
Welcome to the forums. I'm assuming you've done all the basics like swapping mics, cables, channels, etc and the problem stays with the right channel? Are you hearing the right channel while monitoring at the headphones jack on the mixer?
What DAW are you using? You mentioned ASIO so I know you're on Windows. What version?
Hang in there,
David Fattore;151923 wrote:
Thanks sincerely for the welcome and for the reply.
In answer to your question,... yes, that was the first thing I tried, due to me freaking out that one of my mics wasn't working. So I've swapped the mics around with the XLR inputs, I've also swapped the XLR cables between the mics, the problem still persists.
Both microphones are working so silver lining there!
I can hear one channel using the headphones that I have plugged into the mixer (I have two sets of headphones plugged in simultaneously using a Behringer HA400 Compact 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier) however I think that's the left channel.
The DAW I'm using is Mixcraft 7, there may be better DAW's out there but it hasn't let me down yet and I've had it for a few years now. I also have FL Studio 12 Producers Edition, but I mainly use that for my video game music composing.
Haha I'm using Windows 10 Home, interestingly though the ASIO4ALL driver, which supposedly comes with the Q1202USB Mixer doesn't work for me, in that it doesn't pick up any signal at all from either microphone, where as I'm currently using FL Studio ASIO, the driver that was pre packaged with FL Studio 12 and that's the driver that yields the signal from the left channel and not the right.
Cheers mate, will do... Eagerly awaiting your reply, thanks again!
David Fattore;151998 wrote:
As for Mark's suggestion, I tried plugging a guitar cable into the line in of mic one and I'm not sure I heard a hum when I tapped the other end with my fingernail....
Sounding suspiciously more and more like a problem with the mixer...
David Fattore;152070 wrote:
Apologies Mark, I should have made myself a bit clearer, I did in fact touch the cable with my finger rather than my nail, holding there for a number of seconds, because you're right normally when I'd plug a microphone or guitar into an amplifier it would give off a hum when the metal part of the jack comes into contact with the amp's line in input.
Same or similar premise here.
Unfortunately even with the volume and the gain amped up to max I didn't hear a hum, which has me worried.
Ken, I agree mate, I don't even want to consider the possibility of it being a hardware malfunction at this stage. On that note I have taken a few images, hopefully you can work your magic and figure out the issue.
I can say for certain that in that current configuration, when I speak into each microphone, the LED lights, light up in the main section and 'Comp' LEDs light up for their respective microphones.
I just can't seem to record anything when I pan either microphone to the right (R), which has me stumped. Odds are knowing my luck it will be something silly I've overlooked!
Cheers fellas thanks again.