Tag Archives: mono

No Better Than This

John Mellencamp has a new T-Bone Burnett-produced album, No Better Than This. It’s not a CODE release, just a regular CD. But T-Bone Burnett is a good musical iconoclast, so the rear cover proclaims “RECORDED IN MONO”. Be still, my fluttering heart. Apparently, the songs were recorded live into a single microphone onto a vintage […]

Stereo Is Overrated

Today, 2009-09-09 is Beatles day (get it? Number NIne… Number Nine… Number Nine…). Which means new versions of their albums have been released. Most of the attention has been placed on the new version of Rock Band that uses Beatles songs – and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what ended up making the […]

JoCo’s Funny Story

I never noticed that Code Monkey was mono. But then, so is most of my stuff. Some pieces (Happenstance and Birdstance, mostly) are designed to have some channel separation here and there, but most are not. Mono is underrated. Which is not to say that stereo is overrated. But if the music is good enough, […]