A couple of days ago I heard watched the video Adlib Tracker II - FM Goa by stkthree03/Carlos. I asked for the module for the song, and got it. He also replied and said that Youtube doesn’t offer stereo sound, which is a common misconception. It is in fact very possible to get stereo on Youtube, but you need to convert the video to FLV before uploading it. So it came to this: I decided to upload this great tune in stereo.
Here are the technical details for those who are interested:
- Played back the module in ADT2PLAY using DOSBox, and captured the audio. I meant to play it on my OPL soundcard, but I had technical difficulties.
- Opened in Adobe Audition and did this:
- 20 Hz hipass to remove DC offsets
- Maximum stereo expansion for the lulz
- A quick EQ job to get a little more bass and treble
- Maximize and hard limit. Maybe a little too much, since the sound is “pumping”.
- Used WMM to export image+audio to video. (Maximum quality setting)
- Converted to flv in Any DVD Converter. For those who are interested I used these parameters, which apparently work well:
- Video Size: 320*240
- Video bitrate: 192
- Video framerate: 25
- Audio CODEC: MP3
- Audio Bitrate: 192
- Sample Rate: 44100 (Same as the original capture)
The audio bitrate is higher than recommended by other people experimenting with YT stereo, and maybe it worked just because the video was a still image.
Also a shout out to GammaGoblin reading my blog, and giving me a mention. So this post is for him, as the FM lover he is.