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Telephone audio bandwidth is limited 3400 Hz, yet all too often businesses play classic music while putting you on hold. This music, mastered for the entire human hearing, sounds terrible when clipped.
Chip tunes are music generated by a series of oscillators, and can easily be limited to the available
spectrum. As a result, they sound great over the telephone. Not everyone may appreciate the style, but at least it will be clear and audible.
||Why not have the music generator in the phone
itself, and the business would just activate it
remotely. That way, you would not be limited by
the transmission bandwidth.
||Can it also remove the " Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line for the next..." message that interrupts the music just when you've accepted that it might be a while and the music is at least something
||How about classical music, *as* a chip tune?