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What happens if a 7.1 audio stream is outputted by a 5.1 soundcard? [closed]

Just out of curiosity since I want to use the Asus Xonar DGX with 5.1 compatibility, and there are quite a lot of streams and movies out there which offer 7.1 audio streams.
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Is there some system to convert 5.1 audio to binaural audio for headphones? [duplicate]

I wish to plug something on my tv (optic output?) to listen 5.1 Netflix audio on headphones with binaural techniques. Do you have some suggestion ? I would like to look for equipment options that ...
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is it possible to master a stereo source to work perfectly with pro logic

greetings fellow audio enthusiasts and experts, I was having a conversation with a friend and the following subject came up leading to this question. is it possible to master a stereo source ...
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Playing FLAC in home theater system that doesn't support it? [closed]

I just bought a Sony DAV-TZ145 Home Theatre System (5.1). I didn't do proper research on it and got to know that it doesn't support FLAC format. Is it because of sampling rate limitations? However, ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

I'm working on a job where the delivery specs are calling for a non-optional 5.1 surround mix. Unfortunately the space I am working in is pretty asymmetrical and almost the opposite of ideal for a ...
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How to extract 5.1 audio from mkv/avi/mp4?

I want to extract the 5.1 audio from mkv/avi/mp4 for reference, how to do that?
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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Mixing 5.1 sound for film

Doing my first feature length film sound track. The person who's doing DCP asked that I deliver the 5.1 mix with a 2-pop sync. I have no idea what that is. Anyone know? Thanks!
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AC3 stereo fold down

My 5.1 mix is finished, dial norm came out to -26. I'm ready to make an AC3 for the screening test. The Question: How do I ensure the stereo fold down of the AC3 doesn't clip? Is there a some kind ...
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Will my film mixed in stereo 2.0 play in Dolby 5.1/ 7.0 theater?

My first short film was mixed as stereo, for quality and cost reasons. The first festival we have been accepted into states that sound must be Dolby 5.1 or 7.0. Will my film play in the theater in ...
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Compressor Questions and Making a 5.1 Mix with 95% in Stereo? [closed]

I've been editing videos for a few years now and have always done my sound editing in Final Cut Pro (7).. But with this new big documentary project I'm working on, I'm hoping to make Soundtrack Pro my ...
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The relevance of 5.1 ambiences

I am curious how much need there is for 5.1 ambience libraries of different locations. Are sound designers / editors looking for 5.1 recordings, or is it more practical to build 5.1 atmospheres from ...
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5.1 channel order for home theaters, computer, and cinema

i am working on the post production for a film. It's the first time, and i am a little bit confused about the channel order and the various standars. The SMPTE standard (L R C Lfe Ls Rs) is for home ...
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pro tools surround panner

I'm finally approaching doing my first 5.1 mix. I'm doing this in pro tools 10 HD. My only other experience of 5.1 has been in Logic and Nuendo. Does pro tools have a built in surround panner? At ...
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What elements to use 5.1 channels in film? how to clean dialogues?

well, guys .. i am recently working on a short film. Part of the film has been shot inside the studio whereas the rest of it has been shot on location. There will be no ADR, so i will have to use the ...
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Converting Surround Sound Headphone Jacks to Optical

Hey there I am looking for some help on how to get my surround sound speakers working on my computer. The surround sound system uses 4x 3.5 mm headphone jacks. (it looks something like this: (...
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Surround sound ambience library

Working on a film set in the jungle and the director wants it mixed in 5.1, wondering if any of you know of any sound libraries which have great surround ambience recordings. Or can I use a ...
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I need a good plugin for Stereo to 5.1

its been a while since I have visited the site. Been super busy, I am in need of a plugin to up mix stereo to 5.1. I am using Nuendo 5 and I basically have in the timeline stereo stories with really ...
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Can you run Altiverb7XL as anything but stereo in SoundMiner?

I'm using SoundMiner 4.3pro v88 and recently upgraded to Altiverb7 XL Can't seem to get it to run in quad \ 5.1 when using Soundminer Can it be done?? Thanks J
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Stereo sound design to surround mix

Hi, I'm an independent sound designer and I've worked on several projects with other sound mixers already but all these projects had stereo soundtracks. I'm kind of a newbie when it come to surround ...
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Mixing surround sound via optical cable

I have to mix music and sfx for a short animation which will play in a cinema on a Dolby 5.1 system. I need to deliver all 6 channels as separate wav files so they can encode everything to a DCP. My ...
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5.1 DSS - Horror film genre Question

Hello to all. Im a 3rd year student investigating The use of DSS in question 5.1 in the horror film genre - with the intention of re-doing the audio for the end scene of "The Ring" in 5.1. Id like to ...
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Needing a 5.1 studio in London

Hi all, I am working on a film in South Africa but the producer is in London and wishes to have the sound mix sent to him for viewing. The producer has asked the studio here if we can find him a 5.1 ...
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Want to Know about 5.1 sound system

Hi There, My question is just critical. Acutally 5.1 Dvd player delivers Bass effect from Subwoofer outlet as well as front right and front left outlet. But my 5.1 receiver accepts the Bass effect ...
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How to correctly do sound mixing for both 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo and creating a DVD

Hello, Firstly I know nothing about sound mixing. I have produced a short film which a sound mixer has created a final mix for the film in 5.1 surround sound. I now need to create a DVD that plays ...
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What front speakers are to be used with a 5.1 when compared to a 7.1

I am not having good knowledge on AVRs...but wish to buy one because I love sound. When I read some reviews I felt as if there would be not much improvement in the kind of effect a 7.1/.2 would ...
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Sound Design & 5.1

This may be a really stupid question, but here goes.... I'm fairly new to sound design for film. That is films that are going to be in theaters. I'm a little confused as to the relationship between ...
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Matrixing and Tuning of Speakers in Movie Theaters

Hello all, I am curious if anyone here has experience configuring and tuning a speaker system in a movie theater for 5.1/7.1 playback. My recent projects have given me a lot of new experience with ...
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What do I need to setup a 5.1 system?

Hi guys, it's a quick question. I am just wondering... I have an presonus audiobox 22vsl, just 2 outputs. In case I wanted to setup a 5.1 system, do I need at least 6 outputs from my interface? Or ...
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Best Practices — Preparing D E & M tracks for Surround?

Hi guys, I'm preparing deliverables for a feature film. The distributor has asked for 3 separate stereo tracks to be used for creating a 5.1 surround mix. I have access to the original full stereo ...
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Why mix a feature film in stereo and not 5.1 ?

Is there any true advantage of mixing a feature film nowadays in stereo as apposed to the more standard 5.1 format ?
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surround set up with digi 003.

Hi Finlay I've bought another dynaudio bm5a and put it in front of me, as my new center monitor, a first step in the changing my stereo room into a 5.1 environment. I have digi 003, protools 10, and ...
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can i only use 2 speakers on a 5.1 system I am looking to connect only two speakers

can i only use 2 speakers on a 5.1 system I am looking to connect only two speakers so I can have music outside only
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A 5.1 short feature production: What should I pay attention to?

Hello all. In few weeks we will start a student short film production. This short film will be a diploma-work for both director and DOP. As for me, it's my first work, which will be mixed in 5.1. My ...
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how to do a film mix- 5.1 and mono

i would like to know how to do a proper film mix -both mono and 5.1 in details. what are the steps one should follow? is it necessary to EQ all dialogue tracks, foley and fx tracks? if so, why? also ...
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Anyone play 5.1 DVD's through their Macbook Pro/Mbox Pro?

Just wondering if it possible to listen in surround using Apples' DVD Player on my Macbook Pro through an Mbox Pro. Or would I need an external DVD player? Before I buy the Mbox Pro I wanted to make ...
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Approval/Review process for Broadcast 5.1

Hey all - Quick question for those working with 5.1 content for broadcast, long- or short- formats. What exactly is your client's approval process or processes? We're quickly approaching a couple ...
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Mixing Environments: How they translate

I'm currently final mixing a low budget feature, here's the deal: I'm mixing in a smallish room (16'x13') on JBL LSR 4328s + sub, set up for 5.1, but i'm not totally sure how to make sure my mix ...
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Exporting pro-tools project for 5.1

I've completed a 2.0 mix for a short film, the director wants to take this to a studio to attempt to mix it to 5.1. The engineer has asked me to give him the pro-tools file, but the audio folder is ...
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mixing 5.1 in a small studio ?

I have the experience of Dolby digital mixing for songs in my decently big film school studio.We have big industry standards JBL speakers for LCR and 3 to 4 LS and RS speakers each ( called pulz). Few ...
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Divergence in Surround

I was wondering if anybody is using divergence while mixing in 5.1. I have mixed 10 feature films in 5.1, but I have never used divergence when panning. At first I didn't use it because I was afraid ...
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Building a surround sound room

If you could build your ideal surround sound mixing room what pieces of gear would you include? How about sound effects libraries? Surround plug ins? Speakers? Monitor controller? Anything and ...
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Cheap interface and speaker

I have iMac and I am looking to buy some cheap 5.1 or 7.1 external audio card and set of speakers for my home. I don't need anything hi-level because most of my work I do in studio. alt text http://...
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How did you get your initial experience in 5.1 audio creation and mixing?

Hey guys, Obviously 5.1 mixing is an essential skill in film post, and as I understand it is also working it's way into being a standard in game audio too (my particular area of interest). I'm just ...
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How do other DAWs deal with interleaved 5.1 files from Pro Tools?

I have a library of 5.1 effects and was wondering how other DAWs (Nuendo/Logic/Fairlight/Etc) deal with importing interleaved Pro Tools polyphonic wav files. I know I can save the effects as multiple ...
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Mixing backgrounds/atmos for 5.1

I'm curious as to how you all lay up/mix backgrounds for 5.1. Originally, i would lay the tracks discreetly and just send them to the appropriate output (ie. L, R, Ls, Rs), but since then i've seen ...
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3d sound from 5.1 (dolby cinema) speaker system

hi is it possible to create fake 3d sound panning (like with headphone and htrs) with a standard 5.1 system? i think no, never heard of any tool or technique that can allow that...
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Sounds in Surround

I'm straying a bit from strict sound design, but I really admire everyone's expansive knowledge of all things audio and would love to hear people's experiences with how their sounds end up in the mix. ...
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Book recommendations on surround sound

I'm interested in learning more about surround sound. Can anyone recommend a comprehensive book that will be appropriate for someone who has basic knowledge but wants to get into surround studio, ...