I'm very gratefully to have an awesome place that I can post questions and get valid feed back from experienced and talented people. Thanks in advance for your input!
This is a two part question.
1- I'm mixing a short film and I'm new to mixing in 5.1. My question is about mixing backgrounds and ambiences in 5.1. Is it true that you're not supposed to use the surround panner for this because if phasing issues? (Placing the panner in the center, for example) I heard that you're supposed to send the signal to the rear speakers and front speakers separately and adjust the balance from there. Any advice?
2- is M/S ever used in films? I'd imagine you're asking for a few phasing issues if you did. If it is used, then how? And is it sometimes used in any process of the mix, or just foley, sound design, etc?
THANKS AGAIN!!! Sincerely, Jake