Proof That Guitar Hero III For Wii Is Mono Only?
Earlier today, we reported that there may be some serious issues with Guitar Hero III for the Nintendo Wii. Many gamers are reporting that the audio is mono only. Some gamers out there may not even know the difference between mono and stereo. Some may not even be able to tell the difference based on what kind of sound system they have hooked up.
What is monophonic sound? Commonly called mono sound, mono, or non-stereo sound, this early sound system used a single channel of audio for sound output. In monophonic sound systems, the signal sent to the sound system encodes one single stream of sound and it usually uses just one speaker. Monophonic sound is the most basic format of sound output. Definition via Webopedia.
A Gaming Today reader dropped in a link to an image that may in fact prove that there’s something to this recent rumor concerning GH3 for the Wii. Thanks for the link Willy. The image was posted to the GP Forums and is described by the poster as “…recorded the audio from the wii console using audio audition and the line in jack on my computer, with the console set to stereo the first recording is the wii menu and then I load up guitar hero, the guitar hero image shows a section of the games menu and the first track slow ride. Visually you can see the stereo of the wii menu and the dual mono output of guitarhero. Unfortunately I don’t have a copy of the xbox of ps3 version to record from to show the difference of the game sounding correctly”. Actual image after the break.