I am wondering what the NPC is doing when I choose ‘mono’?
I have a mono LP (well, lots of them actually)
I have a mono cartridge (Ortofon Quintet Mono)
If I want to record and capture this, Izotope (and other software packages) allows me to record either stereo or mono.
I realize my resulting file will be one or two channel, half or double the size, depending on this choice.
What I do not know for sure is, when I set the NPC to mono, is it selecting one or the other channel, as there are still 2 connections?
What is being fed down the wire to my capture software, so to speak? If I choose ‘stereo’ to capture, I am getting a recording with two channels, but are they summed, what is my capture software really seeing from the NPC? Or if I set both to mono for that matter?
I just want to figure out the best way to capture and replay these albums, and figure that understanding what the NPC is doing based on that setting my help drive other decisions in the process.