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Stereophonic recording?, L/R balance
HTS
post Jun 6 2011, 01:47
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What does stereo recording achieve? I noticed that the left and right channels of some stereo samples don't sound the same, and loaded them into audacity. The program confirms my suspicion that the sounds vary greatly in characteristics. For a vibrato filled note, most often only one of the channels displays the wavy pattern induced by the vibrato. Is this what stereo recording is supposed to do? So the sounds mixed into your music will have certain instruments placed to the L/R side of the listener?
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post Jun 6 2011, 04:30
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QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 20:47) *
What does stereo recording achieve? I noticed that the left and right channels of some stereo samples don't sound the same, and loaded them into audacity. The program confirms my suspicion that the sounds vary greatly in characteristics. For a vibrato filled note, most often only one of the channels displays the wavy pattern induced by the vibrato. Is this what stereo recording is supposed to do? So the sounds mixed into your music will have certain instruments placed to the L/R side of the listener?

Yes, you didn't know this? How you ever hear people in a group all sounding like they are in the same place when not using a sound system.


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post Jun 6 2011, 04:50
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QUOTE (Paulhoff @ Jun 5 2011, 23:30) *
Yes, you didn't know this? How you ever hear people in a group all sounding like they are in the same place when not using a sound system.


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Recordings aren't supposed to be like that. Foobar has the crossfeed feature precisely because of this characteristic of early digital recordings.
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post Jun 6 2011, 10:15
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QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 6 2011, 05:50) *
Recordings aren't supposed to be like that. Foobar has the crossfeed feature precisely because of this characteristic of early digital recordings.


Recordings are indeed supposed to be like that, or otherwise everything would effectively be mono unless I'm misunderstanding you.

Crossfeed is an effect to simulate speaker setup with only headphones, so that part of one channel is fed into the other ear, just as would happen in a two-speaker setup. A portion of listeners experience fatigue with the "hard" stereo effect of headphones, and crossfeed helps them listen for longer periods (I personally experience the exact opposite, btw, but that's why it's a preference).
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- HTS   Stereophonic recording?   Jun 6 2011, 01:47
- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 16:47) What does...   Jun 6 2011, 04:21
|- - HTS   QUOTE (Glenn Gundlach @ Jun 5 2011, 23:21...   Jun 6 2011, 04:30
|- - Rotareneg   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 22:30) QUOTE (Gl...   Jun 6 2011, 04:47
||- - HTS   QUOTE (Rotareneg @ Jun 5 2011, 23:47) QUO...   Jun 6 2011, 04:57
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 19:30) QUOTE (Gl...   Jun 6 2011, 07:53
- - Paulhoff   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 20:47) What does...   Jun 6 2011, 04:30
|- - HTS   QUOTE (Paulhoff @ Jun 5 2011, 23:30) Yes,...   Jun 6 2011, 04:50
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 6 2011, 05:50) Recording...   Jun 6 2011, 10:15
|- - Paulhoff   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 23:50) QUOTE (Pa...   Jun 6 2011, 14:47
- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 5 2011, 20:47) What does...   Jun 6 2011, 14:52
- - skexu   I don't know how for classical, but in popular...   Jun 6 2011, 14:57
|- - dc2bluelight   QUOTE (skexu @ Jun 6 2011, 08:57) I don...   Jun 21 2011, 22:13
- - Rotareneg   HTS doesn't mean "Why is music released i...   Jun 6 2011, 19:20
|- - Paulhoff   QUOTE (Rotareneg @ Jun 6 2011, 14:20) HTS...   Jun 6 2011, 19:32
|- - dc2bluelight   QUOTE (Paulhoff @ Jun 6 2011, 13:32) How ...   Jun 21 2011, 22:21
- - skexu   Minor differences are just a nice variation to our...   Jun 6 2011, 21:18
- - hollowman   What is the proper semantic name -- e.g., a Wiki-s...   Jul 6 2011, 11:14
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|- - db1989   QUOTE (hollowman @ Jul 7 2011, 05:53) QUO...   Jul 7 2011, 16:06
- - hlloyge   If it has two separate channels, it's stereo, ...   Jul 6 2011, 15:39
|- - pdq   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Jul 6 2011, 10:39) If it...   Jul 6 2011, 15:52
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (pdq @ Jul 6 2011, 16:52) Even if t...   Jul 6 2011, 17:31
|- - pdq   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Jul 6 2011, 12:31) And w...   Jul 6 2011, 17:57
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (pdq @ Jul 6 2011, 18:57) No, tape ...   Jul 6 2011, 22:19
|- - pdq   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Jul 6 2011, 17:19) If th...   Jul 6 2011, 23:31
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- - pdq   I think what hiloyge was saying is that if there i...   Jul 6 2011, 19:00
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