I have this old cassette recorder I would like to test with a couple of microphones. It has left and right mirophone inputs (1/4" inch jacks) which I have read are mono and line inputs (1/8" jacks) which I have read are stereo. I assume if I were using 1 mic I could use a cable splitter and combine the left and right mono tracks onto 1 stereo track.
However if I wanted to record with 2 separate microphones at the same time, could I record into the stereo line inputs, manually raise the levels enough to get close to 0db and get feasibly good results?
I also considered using 1/4" stereo jacks into the mono inputs, but I imagine that doesn't work?