RE: spatalization - octo 'appearances' in stereo

Subject: RE: spatalization - octo 'appearances' in stereo
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 13:23:42 EDT

At 13:13 08/07/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Ambisonics is pretty damn good... I forgot about that, actually. I would
>agree! Try that first...
>>This is an ancient technique. :-) Cheap stereos and cassette players
>>would often have a 'wide' switch that did exactly this.
>>It's not good for anything that requires mono compatibility. (But that's
>>a lot less relevant now than it was back then.)
>I suppose this is a somewhat silly techique... but depending on the
>circumstance it can be surprisingly effective... especially when used to
>enhance said low-pass technique.

I definitely wasn't criticising its effectiveness. Far from it. As long as
you understand the limitations, it's very good indeed at what it does.


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