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thach85

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5.1 surround
« on: August 31, 2005, 09:15:04 pm »

What are the basics for mixing 5.1?

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Mac Kerr

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Re: 5.1 surround
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 09:21:49 pm »

thach85 wrote on Wed, 31 August 2005 21:15

What are the basics for mixing 5.1?

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A film scoring studio? What fo you want to mix in 5.1? It is a surround format largely intended for movie playback in commercial movie theaters or home theaters.

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Re: 5.1 surround
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 04:52:21 am »

I know one church right now that is building a new sanctuary and are going to be using 5.1.  Audio Ethics is doing it with the help of a consultant named Armando.  It will be totally dead with active ambience. Probably are going with a digico d5.

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Re: 5.1 surround
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 12:12:17 am »

I am going to be mixing 5.1 for live theater.

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Re: 5.1 surround
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005, 10:14:00 am »

I have been involved with professional theatre as a soundman for over 30 years. I have not yet, nor do I expect, to ever see a successful use of 5.1 surround in live theater. There is absolutely a place for surround in live theater, but 5.1 is a limiting format compared to dedicated SFX speakers put where you need them, and driven by dedicated outputs from the console. Don't forget, 5.1 surround has a whopping 6 outputs, L, R, C, L surround, R surround, and low frequency effects. I recently worked on a theater production with 16 dedicated surround feeds for localizing sounds throughout the theater. It doesn't make any sense to me to use a limiting format that is intended for consistency of mixing for film and video playback in live theater.

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