Thursday, April 26, 2007

No Two Ways About It

Well, I just discovered a problem. My PC has been recording in mono. I went to record a track from Henri Rene's Stereo Action record, Dynamic Dimensions, and the on-screen wave representation didn't look right. So I dug up one of those old stereo demonstration discs, tried to record it, and sure enough, it's recording in mono. I don't know how long it's been doing this. I traced the problem to a cable plugged into the sound card on the back of the PC, though. Replugging it seems to have fixed the problem, thankfully. But I don't know how long this has been a problem. I don't studiously look at the waves on screen, so I'm not sure I would have noticed a problem. If you've downloaded anything from me and thought it sounded funny, please let me know. The Hi-Fi Living series I've been sharing out since January is in mono anyway, so there's no problem there, but any of the other stuff I've been sharing could be a problem. I'm hoping this doesn't go all the back to Christmas, but you never know. So please, let me know if you have anything you downloaded from here that's not in stereo, and you think it should be. What a pain...

3 comments:

mel said...

The same thing has happened to me too, and I didn't notice it for a while. It was just a matter of the jack plug not having been inserted int the socket properly. Shows how much importance I attach to stereo!

In 1958 you paid a dollar extra to sit in the middle of the room...

Looking forward to the last two of the Hi-Fi Living series!

Best regards.

Sunlion said...

Ernie (Not Bert),

Sorry to hear about the "mono" vs "stereo" issue. I went to the "Two For Tuesday" section from 02/06/2007, and plugged both the Enoch Light track from '65 and the Percy Faith track from '72 into my "Magix" program, and they appear to be in mono. Still, thank you for sharing the music! The quality of your uploads leaves a lot of other blogs in the dust (which is probably why it took so long to realize!) Thank you for sharing!

Licorice Pizza said...

Good grief. It is always something with these darn 'puters. Still, as sunlion said. Great music we would likely never have heard if not for your post...stereo or not. Plain great tunes. Thanks, Buddy for the time and effort to share the good stuff. LP