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    next gen tech with 1950's audio hardware- read on!



    so you've just mastered your latest song and exported to mp3 or aac or might have it uploaded as a video for youtube...your eager to play this to your friends on your portable device...tablet, phone etc...



    you used some great animated stereo effects on the track and want your friends to hear it...stereo delays and notes panned left right for great effects...it sounds super on your hifi.

    please note i'm writing friends...that means more than one!...so headphones as no use as you want to hear it along with them for their reaction!



    right...okay ...





    do NOT use the following to demonstrate your song using their hardware speaker system as they think the 1950's were good enough!

    like this!







    ipad 1 (only has 1 mono speaker)

    pad 2 (only has 1 mono speaker)

    ipad 3 (only has 1 mono speaker)

    ipad 4 (only has 1 mono speaker)





    kobo vox (only has 1 mono speaker)

    ipod touch (only has 1 mono speaker) - older ipod touches had NO speaker!

    ipod nano - no speaker

    iphone 5,4,3,2,1 (only has 1 mono speaker)







    stereo speaker hardware you could use!



    ipad mini

    nexus 7

    kindle fire

    kindle fire HD

    sony psp

    nintendo DSi

    ANY laptop!



    http://www.cresshead.comhttp://soundcloud.com/cresshead-1Korg Volca Bass, Logic Pro 9, Arturia Mini Brute, Roland sh-01 - korg electribe emx - Blofeld - Nanozwerg - yamaha RX5 - CS1X - Korg DDD1 - Trackman -ipad3

  • #2
    Great big meh.



    My Ipad has a stereo line out which is all I use for sound (speakers or headphones) Even if the built in speakers were stereo, they still sound like complete ass and I would never use them.
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    • #3
      It always bugs me (a little) knowing most of the people I know will only ever hear my music through a pair of laptop speakers or PDA. I'm not skilled enough at mixing to make that work. I quit sharing unless it is at my home where I control the sound quality.

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      • #4
        whilst i can agree somewhat on the "meh" to some degree i do find it astonishing in this hi tech hardware war that any cutting edge technology has only 1 speaker..i have a ipad3 and a kobovox...both only have 1 speaker



        they dedicate an enormous amount of development on cpu's, graphics, storage and display but let the audio side slide back the the 1950's being mono!

        it is interesting that the ipad mini has 2 speakers where as the 4th generation ipad released on the very same day has only 1 speaker.



        my guess is that they (apple) once they have used up their stocks of ipad 4th gen cases has been used up will go for 2 speakers in the 5th gen ipad to be released next year.
        http://www.cresshead.comhttp://soundcloud.com/cresshead-1Korg Volca Bass, Logic Pro 9, Arturia Mini Brute, Roland sh-01 - korg electribe emx - Blofeld - Nanozwerg - yamaha RX5 - CS1X - Korg DDD1 - Trackman -ipad3

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        • #5
          iPAD5 will have a mono LCD screen... Colour is too mainstream ;-)
          世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpaw
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            It always bugs me (a little) knowing most of the people I know will only ever hear my music through a pair of laptop speakers or PDA. I'm not skilled enough at mixing to make that work. I quit sharing unless it is at my home where I control the sound quality.




            On the plus side, anyone listening to crappy speakers will hear other music through that same system as well, so the mix differences between your music and major-label

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by The Audacity Works
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              On the plus side, anyone listening to crappy speakers will hear other music through that same system as well, so the mix differences between your music and major-label
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              • #8
                everytime i see a youngster walking around with a dubsteptune blasting out of the crappy speaker of his iphone i have to smile remembering the kids in the 80s who were carrying a proper boombox on their shoulders blasting early rapsongs with plenty of bass and in full stereo-thats the way we annoyed the grownups back in the day!
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                • #9
                  But with a boombox on your shoulder, the stereo perspective is mostly lost. I suppose you can switch shoulders now and then to avoid being deaf in only one ear
                  My VCAs go to 11

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                  • #10
                    With boomboxes you still had mid-range and on the bigger ones some lower end frequencies.

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                    • #11
                      Our boys still have a Panasonic mini-stereo (boombox with detachable speakers) in their bedroom that wife and I used to have in our bedroom. It suffices for them for now. Otherwise they have their mobile devices, but our younger son really prefers speakers - at least for music. The days of large stereos in teenager's bedrooms are long gone.



                      It is funny how kids' music tastes develop. Our younger son is 7 and he has latched onto some groups.
                      Gribs

                      ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

                      G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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