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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Broadcast FM is crap!

From: Andrew Davis
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Broadcast FM is crap!
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:08:18 -0500

I find quite the opposite, 60's bands will sometimes have the most
stereo separation. When stereo recording came out they made the most
of it, they would put whole instruments on just one channel, it would
make you feel like you are in the middle of the band. Then the 70's
"wall-of-sound" came out and it started to be had to pull generated
instruments to one side without ruining the effect. Now its all just
mono again.

In this digital age its kinda strange we still use analog modulation.
If it were digital, and there was not L-R information it would just
encode the one signal better, not wasting information and bandwidth
like FM.

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Marcus D. Leech <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02/19/2012 12:46 PM, Andrew Davis wrote:
>> The is a lot of really cool reasons for the stereo to be the way it
>> is, check out http://transmitters.tripod.com/stereo.htm  it's an
>> amazing read.
>> Also the problem of no stereo signal is probably with modern music,
>> there is not much difference between L and R anymore, just a single
>> channel of mass produced noise, so since the're subtractive, silence
>> is broadcast on the L-R signal, not like days past when Pink Floyd
>> would fly you though space on both channels!
> Yes, I recognize that a lot of modern mixing leads to almost no stereo
> separation.
>  But this is a classic rock station.  I would expect the really-old stuff
> (old Beetles, for
>  example) to be mono, but stuff produced in the 1970s and 1980s you'd expect
> to
>  have good stereo separation.
> Ironically, the *advertisements* have better stereo than the music sources!!
> --
> Marcus Leech
> Principal Investigator
> Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium
> http://www.sbrac.org

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