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Subject: RE: Equalising "Problem"
From: Gerrit (lists_at_vanvranken.net)
Date: 2004-03-13


 

>I can listen to a symphony orchestra recorded with two mics (left &
>right) and pick out the position of the individual instruments. I don't
need
>artificially induced distortion of the frequency spectrum or mixes in which
the sounds
>are all mixed (or panned if you prefer) to one channel or the other.

Yes, but most music isn't, in fact, recorded this way. This is why we use
technological tricks like eq and reverb to mimic this environment. (In
addition to the other things equalization accomplishes).

>The best recordings are mixed and EQ'd for accuracy when played on the
finest systems. >If you boost the bass at 20hz to make it sound better in a
car, you cause someone with a >high-end system to think that there is an
earthquake underway.

And that brings it around to the original Rockbox related issue I was
addressing. Equalization for your equipment and listening conditions is
important. You can't cut something and expect that it will sound the same on
differing equipment. (On this, at least, we seem to agree)

>You'd be pissed if the sound was substandard in your car?

Actually, I was responding to the previous comment about high end stereos
using similar verbiage. I don't personally use the word "pissed" in normal
conversation.

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