First, let me point out that I'm illiterate when it comes to sound design and only learned of the terminology just now, but to sum this up: I have an old mp3 player, a Creative Zen MX, that doesn't seem to support TRRS plugs, which hasn't been a problem until my favorite earphones stopped being sold. So I tried putting in some other phones into it, Koss PortaPro, with a mic, so with a TRRS plug. It didn't quite work, and only parts of the track played. So I decided to retire that old player and got a newer one.
However, I happened to try and listening to a track that ended up sounding really cool when played through a TRRS plug on that old player. I can link to the song in question if that's helpful, but it was mostly the guitar and drums that sounded clear, with bass and vocals almost undetectable in the background.
Now, I want to recreate that. One person I asked said that it was probably the result of one of the stereo tracks not coming through, but I'm not sure. I tried opening the file in Audacity (using Windows 10), splitting the stereo tracks, and silencing one of them. I tried doing that with both tracks, and neither had the desired result.
Does anyone know what is happening, and more importantly, how I can recreate this? I tried connecting the old Creative Zen MX to my computer with a TRRS male-to-male, but Audacity can't seem to pick anything up, although it can when I use a TRS male-to-male. Also, for some reason, Windows 10's sound panel picks up something when I plug it in with the TRRS cord and check the mic test, the bar bobs up and down, but I can't tell what that something might be.