Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Sound problems
From: (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-11-07, 23:49

In article <>, writes...

} Does anybody else have that problem? Tabor Wells suggests this may be
} an effect of the surround sound system. If this is so, why does it
} only affect the voices, and not the music?

It may be a symptom of the stereo transmission being on the fritz. As for
why the music isn't affected, there's a fairly simple explanation for that.

Except for the early stereo recordings, in which the engineers liked to
play with it, music in stereo isn't broken down into discrete Instrument
A on the left channel, Instrument B on the right channel. While a given
instrument may "lean" toward one channel or the another, all of the music
generally comes out of both channels.

Dialogue, however, comes through on one channel or the other. So, Cooper
appears on the left, Audrey on the right (or whatever). If during the
transmission the right channel signal drops out, Audrey's voice would get
lost, though the music would come through since you'd still be hearing it
from the left channel.

This is all speculation on my part. I've never had any sound problems with
TP myself.

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