I was watching the Tron Legacy video on SoundWorks Collection and it brought up some questions for me and my wife in regards to surround mixing. Having never mixed 5.1/7.1, I did not think about how reverb reacts with the other channels, especially in 7.1. How does the reverb decay on a sound travel through the channels? Is that something that is automatic with a surround reverb plugin, or do you have to treat each channel differently? Do you even want it in the other channels, or is it for the front channels only?
In the SoundWorks video, they mentioned that to give spaces more character, they'd put different decays, slaps, etc on different channels. Subtle, I'm sure, but I like that attention to detail. Tim Prebble mentioned that as a bullet point in a previous surround question, and I was wondering if someone could speak to what drives the decision to use that method instead of doing something simpler.
Thanks so much!