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> Teenager of the Year <

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Posted - 04/15/2019 :  11:22:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every song on FB&Cís complete box set is instrumental today.

Whatís going on?

Not complaining really, just weird to hear all these tunes with no lyrics

peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 04/15/2019 :  19:45:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Assuming you are serious, either the jack you are plugging them into is faulty, or the wires inside the metal tip on the headphone cable have become crossed.

Either way, you are likely hearing the sound of reversed polarity, which is causing phase cancellation to occur.

Every sound that appears equally in both the L and R channels (which USUALLY includes vocals, as opposed to various instruments, which are usually panned to various positions in the stereo image) will vanish.

Any other instruments or effects which reside in the same mix position (basically the center between both speakers) will vanish too, but the missing vocals are way more noticeable.

Plug your headphones into a different stereo.

If the vocals return, the problem is with your other disc player or amplifier.

If they are still missing, it's the phones themselves.

Hope this helps.


"Real music is out there and real people are making it." ~ Webb Wilder
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> Teenager of the Year <

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Posted - 04/16/2019 :  11:41:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Peter!

I'm enjoying the weird effects these messed up headphones are giving me.

And let me also add that it never ceases to impress me how much knowledge is shared on this forum. The members are truly a smart bunch of people!

Thank you Peter and thank you Forum
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* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 05/07/2019 :  07:50:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's how "vocal removers" or "karaoke" plugins usually work I think.

(That makes me think I somehow managed to generate the opposite: some interesting acapellas from Pixies songs by substracting instrumentals tracks from original tracks. (can share a few if you drop ur email))

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Edited by - picpic on 05/07/2019 07:54:19
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