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Re: Stereo

Title: RE: Stereo
Didn't Pearl Jam do a binaural album?

stereo is a natural phenomenon, badly imitated by contemporary recording & distribution techniques, that typically use only the level & not the phase component to locate something in a stereo panorama.

several attempts have been made to record rock music using "accurate" techniqes- most notably, for my money, joe jackson's efforts in the early 80s.... "body & soul", I think it was.

that's not to say that recordings can't be convincing &/or dramatic with the use of panning, artificial space & close-miking techniques.

surround sound is necessary because the altered frequency response of the ear to sounds from behind the listener are different for every individual, & can't be convincingly reproduced with standard two-channel equipment.

I could go on for hours.....