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

From: Tim Pozar
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Broadcast FM is crap!
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:03:08 -0800

Keep in mind that early stereo recordings were Left/Center/Right as pan-pots 
were not available on some consoles.  The stereo release of Sgt. Peppers is a 
good example of this.


On Feb 19, 2012, at 10:08 AM, Andrew Davis wrote:

> 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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