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3. Re: Red is Right etc.

Subject: 3. Re: Red is Right etc.
From: "Lou Judson" inaudio
Date: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:55 pm ((PDT))
Steve, to me it is of immense practical interest - butthen, I am a
professional audio engneer. To wire up a stage or a studio and not be
positive about left and right channels in anything stereo is a huge
hassle. I only have one stereo mic (Shure VP88, and its y adaptor has
red for left!) but many stereo sources need positive ID of the
channels. Seems it is European, specifically the Beeb and Nagra that
are the things I've (personally) run into that are on the nautical
way - which makes a lot of sense, just different from my everyday
experience for so many years.

And I have to keep track of over 65 microphones, so naturally my
feelings are different from yours, and in the field with nature it is
much easier.

And there is no mouse between the recorder and the mic - if so it may
be chewing on the wire of any color (or colour). While in the comuter
it is easily changed, if it is reversed you need to know where and

I appreciate eeryone's patience and willingness to talk about it here!

Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace." (Jimi Hendrix)

On Sep 28, 2007, at 6:38 PM, Steve Pelikan wrote:


This thread really is fascinating to me but, as I understand it,
primarily of historical interest? I could well be missing the point
(please explain if I am) but now, it seems, it takes the click of a
mouse button:

channel =3D channel +1 (mod 2)

to reassign channels/tracks.

When I record in stereo I speak into one microphone (this is <date>
<location>  <subject> <habitat, plants> <weather> <time> <equipment
setup> this microphone to the <compass (or other) direction>)

Recently I've gotten curious about quad and ambisonic set ups, and
that seems to be a hairier question as one would need to specify a
3-dimensional configuration in order to know what was recorded.

As if I'd ever have 4 decent microphones...

Best regards, and please correct/inform me if I'm mistaken!

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