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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, apologies as my technical knowledge of audio technology is rather non-existent.

I was wondering -- if for example one listens to a CD, but plugs a headphone's jack only partially into the socket, then you are able to hear different tracks of the song separately. As an example, with Bohemian Rhapsody, you can listen only to the piano track, as well as a few of the isolated "operatic" sections. I take it that this is one half of the stereo mix. Very interesting, because you can hear the lower harmonies distinctly, as opposed to the overall mix's blend of harmonies.

This also seems to work with some broken pairs of headpones I've tried. It doesn't neccesarily, though, deliver sound only to one speaker; instead it delivers the audio to both speakers, but apparently in mono. Very fascinating, I was able to hear parts of the song clearly that I hardly even registered before.

My question is this: do you get any software that would enable one to split CD audio into these, well, I'm not sure what they are but I'll say "tracks"?


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many wav editors will do this. Here's a page that explains it and gives ways to accomplish this:

http://www.beatletracks.com/btoops2.html

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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem.. by the way, that page doesn't seem to mention this, but some of the common terms for this effect in wav editing software are the karaoke effect or vocal cut. All basically the same thing. :)

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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh ok thanks! Well I've got an effect on a few audio programs I've got that is called "Karaoke", but alas it does not seem to work in quite the same way. Seems as though it uses some algorithm to eliminate what voices, though it doesn't work accurately.

I'll try the techniques suggested on that website!


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*what sounds like voices


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought they basically produced the same effect, but I could be wrong. It just depends on how the song was mixed.

You could do the technique that page suggests then.. select one channel, invert, then combine into one.. when I've tried this it does the same thing as the karaoke effect, except you have only one mono channel then of course.

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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of fake demos were done in such way, playing with speaker balance. "Golden Demos" have a lot of them.

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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

~-:Moet et Chandon:-~ wrote:

*what sounds like voices


Actually, it is not "what sound like voices" but "what it is panned at the center of the stereo field".