I record live music with a small "pocket" video camera (Kodak "Playtouch" Zi10).
The internal condenser mic is pretty lame. I tried one of the "SONY" (a knock-off, I'm sure) ECM-DS70P T-shaped plug-in mics, but the "figure 8" pattern of the mics does as good a job of picking up the (increasingly getting worse at shows) chatter in the audience as it does the stage sound - same with that internal (along with lousy dynamic range).
In search of a solution, I just purchased an older (late-'80s) Azden ECZ-660 "shotgun" one, with a "zoom" pattern option. While it has a clear (if somewhat bass-weak) sound, it's a mono mic - just one ring on the 3.5MM plug - so it's doing the (I think - not well-versed on the subject) "right to ground" thing, resulting in audio only on the left channel.
Is there any kind of inline adapter that will "bridge" the mono across both channels, so it's more listenable on headphones or other stereo set-ups?
I tried searches online, but such a thing either doesn't exist - or I can't word a search properly to find one.
Thanks in advance for any assistance!