[ProAudio] Lossless audio on YouTube

Louis Hone louhone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 08:47:08 PDT 2021

This Sgt Pepper mono/stereo discussion, got my little grey cells going as
it was not how I remembered the stereo album.
I just finished listening to the stereo vinyl of '67. Yes there is a lot of
hard left/hard right. But in many songs, the vocals are dead center.
In the opening number, Paul is on one side but the chorus is on the other
and then slowly pans to the middle and Paul takes over on the other side.

In 1967 most stereo albums had set the format with vocals + bass center.
I think one of the reasons this album is so fabulous is that they more or
less said "there are no rules or recipes - anything goes."
They used the panorama very creatively. You don't get much of that anymore.
I don't care for the mono remix from the Mono Box Set. For my taste, it's
over compressed and harsh.
Nothing like my original vinyl from the UK (which is miles apart from the
North american version - don't want to start a discussion here).

It was easier back then. All I had to worry about was a good stereo mix and
possibly a mono one.
I just prayed that the radio stations would not mess it up badly.
Now the engineers have to worry about all the different release formats,
streaming, YouTube, vinyl, CD, etc etc
Glad to be out of the rat race/format war.


On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 4:42 PM Tim Požár via ProAudio <
proaudio at bach.pgm.com> wrote:

> Reminds me of Sgt Peppers.  They had released two versions of it, a mono
> and a stereo.  The stereo was hard left, center, hard right as nothing
> was panned.  Very odd sounding recording.  I preferred the mono version.
> Tim
> On 4/24/21 1:27 PM, Louis Judson via ProAudio wrote:
> > Good points, Bob. Remnds me of the Beatles recording and monitoring in
> > mono originally, yet how many “fans” consider the stereo versions
> > definitive. I’m always refreshed listening to the mono mixes again! Also
> > appreciating the remixes over the years…
> >
> > I’ve never heard 5.1 or any surround at all… (except for a few movies) -
> > primitive I may be, but I am not feeling any lack.
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson * Intuitive Audio
> > 415-271-8070 mobile
> >
> > I'm just a simple sound engineer, nothing more, nothing less.
> > -- paraphrase of the Dalai Lama.
> >
> >> On Apr 24, 2021, at 1:21 PM, Bob Olhsson via ProAudio
> >> <proaudio at bach.pgm.com <mailto:proaudio at bach.pgm.com>> wrote:
> >>
> >> Recordings need to have all of the production decisions made while
> >> listening in the delivery format. Recordings, unlike movies, are
> >> intended for repeated playing which I think is a higher bar. We went
> >> through this same dance during the transition from mono to stereo in
> >> the 1960s.
> >> Bob Olhsson
> >> 615-562-4346
> >
> >
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