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is it possible

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Stingray, Oct 23, 2001.


  1. Stingray

    Stingray

    May 12, 2000
    Is it possible to break a cd back don into each of its original tracks. like it was was before it was mixed down into one single audio track if so how do you do it or where can you a program that does it
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    No, the sound on a CD is mixed down to two tracks (left and right channel), so bringing the individual tracks out is impossible (unless there were only two tracks and they're each panned hard left and hard right in the mixdown, then it's pretty easy :)).
     
  3. (nerd voice on)

    Actualy there are kinda 3 channels. Left, Right, and Center. Often you can remove the center channel with a center channel remover (theres one on gc called the guitar bandit? somthing like that its $30) which removes most of the center channel which is vocals normaly, and lead guitar.

    (nerd voice off)
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I don't know about you, but all the stereo systems I've encountered have two channels. My multitrack mixdowns have two channels. I have two speakers in both my home stereo and my monitoring system. One and one makes three? ;)
     
  5. i have no clue how center cancel functions work, but they do exist. I have one on my BR-532. I havnt figured out how to work it, and havnt really cared, cause thats not what i bought it for. Anywyas, they exist, and they wouldnt sell them if it wasnt possible to erase the center channel, or single out the center channel.
     
  6. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Yes, I believe you on that center cancel filters exist, and I have no idea how they work either, but it is to my knowledge a fact that a stereo recording consists of TWO channels, left and right. That a part of a signal appears to be panned center is because it's equally proportioned in both left and right channels... so maybe that's what a center cancel filter does, that it finds out if there is some kind of symmetry between left and right signals and deletes that symmetry... or something, I don't know.

    But a stereo recording has two channels. ;)
     
  7. yeah.. thats why i said "Kinda" Cause i knew that they record to only 2 tracks (Left and right), yet magicly they are able to delete one, adn still be left with left and right, or do the opposite, where you're only left with the center.
     
  8. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I don't follow. What was the point of this whole argument if you from the beginning knew that there is no such thing as a center channel?
     
  9. ok...

    I understand that there are two recording tracks left and right, otherwise, on the ouput meters, they'd also add a C for center or somthing. I said that there is "kinda" a center track that can be removed in regards to the thread starter (who seems to have disapeard) who seemd to be attempting to seperate tracks from an original recording, and i was trying to tell him, that technicly you can remove the center channel, dispite the fact that it "techinly" doesnt exisit... ok.. i dont know if that will answer your question or not, but i couldnt think of words to answer the last part of what to call the channel that the center channel function cancils.
     
  10. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    This was what disturbed me and why I reacted towards you. I didn't see the "kinda" earlier, but even with it, claiming that there are "kinda 3 channels" is "kinda" inaccurate. A true nerd would most likely not have brought up a "center channel". ;)

    Whatever, it doesn't matter.
     
  11. lol... actualy i only used the "nerd voice" because in my experiance, all the "nerds" have hammered me with technicalities, and i see the supposid "center channel" or whatever it is.