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Q. I just recorded my Guitar/Mic into Apple's GarageBand and it only comes out of the left (or right) speaker, how do I make it come out of both?
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A. Set the GarageBand track to mono instead of stereo in Track "i"nfo. For a full explanation see the full article Stereo Vs. Mono. (and if it's coming out of the right speaker, your cables are reversed, your headphones are on backwards, or you're using an even numbered input on your interface, however the same answer applies)

Q. But I want my Guitar/Mic in stereo so it comes out of both speakers! monovsstereo

A. It is physically impossible to record stereo with a standard single mic.

You are misunderstanding the terms Mono and Stereo. Stereo does not mean "coming out of two speakers." It means: Two different sounds playing out of each speaker. If the same sound comes out of both speakers at the same time it is mono. Quoting Marriam-Webster "Stereophonic: of, relating to, or constituting sound reproduction involving the use of separated microphones and two transmission channels to achieve the sound separation of a live hearing"

So, setting your track to "mono" will make the sound your single Mic or Guitar produces come out of both channels. For more informatino read the article All About Stereo vs. Mono
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.

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