I use Sound Choice 95% of the time because I enjoy the quality. I accidently hit my "one touch button" on my Pioneer cdg player, and wow, I finally heard the great guitar work alot louder and clearer. After experimenting, it seems to work on several tunes. Notably, "Mas Tequila" and "The Zoo". Usually Headbanger discs will offer up several that I can do this on. My guess is, it is in my player. This button allows you to eliminate vocals from normal cds. I never use it, I just aaccidently hit it during one of my shows and there were the guitars. Any ideas from the experts here. I usually don't have to post, because I read alot here and find out tips and suggestions. Thanks for any help. Again, I believe it's in my Pioneer Twin tray player.
Posts: 650 | From: Massillon, Ohio USA | Registered: Jan 2001
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Well, I'm no techie or anything, but that one-touch button generally reduces the entire frequency that vocals are found in. That takes with it many of the instruments in that spectrum. I would guess that reducing these instruments made you hear those guitar parts easier.
Posts: 2369 | From: London, Canada | Registered: Apr 1999
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Sometimes you may hear the guitars louder, but it may reduce drums or other instuments, as well as vocals. Generally, any instument that is recorded predominently louder on either the left OR the right channel will be much louder. Take a listen to some early Van Halen albums with one-touch for examples (the originals, not karaoke CDGs).
I've got the same player as you, and pressing the button several times gives you a choice of one-touch, left channel only, right channel only, or full stereo.
Stereo effects pedals will often create more presence by sending a delayed signal to each channel...when the sounds are dropped from "top-dead-center" these effected sounds become louder.
Consider The Following... Connect a single speaker to the hot (red) output terminals of an amplifier (do not bridge to mono); what you are hearing is the difference between channels. If available, connect a pair of speakers in the normal fashion to a second amplifier. Place the three speakers in a triangle and sit in the exact center. Anything panned completely left will appear to come from a space between the left & third speaker. Sounds panned right will come from right and third. Sounds that are not panned (or mono) will come from the left and right but not from the third.
Long after trying this myself, I read that Brian Eno & Jon Hassel experimented with a similar set-up. I suspect this is the type of thing that eventually led to the beginning of surround sound. It creates a wonderful sonic environment. I recommend the “Arc of a Diver” album by Steve Winwood, or anything by Clanad.