SOUND, MOVIES, AND TELEVISION – WHATEVER HAPPENED TO REALLY GREAT SOUND?

What happened to great sound?

I have an ancient telephone in the kitchen. It’s on the wall. It has a long wire that goes from the kitchen to somewhere. It gets kinked and coiled and very messed up … but the sound on that old telephone is 100% better than the sound on my electronic Panasonic OR my expensive “smart phone.”

Movies have pathetic sound. Loud, except half the time you can’t tell what anyone is saying. The music is too loud, the voices too soft. And the quality is, well, pathetic. It’s the same on television. They don’t seem to care about it. I don’t understand. Surely they know how to make good sound? They do it for music, so why can’t they do it for voices?

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Is it just me?

Half the time, my telephone breaks up. No one can hear me. It’s 2017 and I’m yelling into the phone “Can you hear me? Hello? Hello?” This is the “good phone.” The expensive one. On the cell, sometimes, someone can hear it. The rest of the time? Good luck with that.

Let’s hear it for good sound. On television. Movies. Telephones. The British and Canadian television shows have much better sound than we do in this country. It’s something we might want to think about.

And now, back to the rest of the news.

SOUND | THE DAILY POST

41 thoughts on “SOUND, MOVIES, AND TELEVISION – WHATEVER HAPPENED TO REALLY GREAT SOUND?

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  2. We are moving towards a soundless society, where all communication will be done via texting, Tweeting and memes! Sound was so 20th Century and has become obsolete in this era of advanced technology. Marcel Marceau was so ahead of his time…

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  3. Maybe Neil Young should look into this. I just finished his biography and he sure is adamant about the sound available (and not available) for music these days. He is on a mission to improve the quality of sound!!

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