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Difference between AC3 and EC3?

Hi I was studying the concepts of the structure of AC3, it is described as an object-oriented audio codec, is it right to define it as such and why? What is the difference in wave compression compared ...
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How would I configure huge custom surround setup playback in Windows?

Suppose I have nine sets of stereo speakers spread around the room, each connected to the other in the set, as indicated in the diagram: (assuming each of the speakers is an identical model) Assuming ...
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Understanding what equipment I need for my Specific Needs

I hope this doesn't appear to be a shopping recommendation question because I already have a starting basis for what I need from having taken an audio fundamentals and DAW course. But I'm wondering ...
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Why not use more than 48kHz with HeSuVi

So I recently installed the HeSuVi app in preparation for the t50rp Mk3 headphones I've ordered (hoping that they'll sound good enough running directly from my Creative AE-5 sound-card and that I won'...
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Mac Pro 3,1 - true 5.1 control over outputs?

I know this is bordering on consumer audio/home theatre, as that's what my end goal is, but bear with me for a minute. Goal: to output 5.1 (as 6-ch analogue) from VLC in order to use an old, semi-...
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Is a cheap external DAC sufficient to connect 4x 250W powered PA speakers and an active subwoofer?

I want to set up a 4.1 surround sound "square" (5m x 5m) at the end of a long room (5m x 18m) for an art installation which will run for a few months, where participants will stand in the middle of ...
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How do 7.1 VSS speakers know where the sound is coming from

While playing games like Call of Duty, 7.1 VSS headsets can really enable you to hear where enemy footsteps are coming from: left, right, above etc. How do the headset know where these footstep sounds ...
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Surround sound on broken headphones?

I had a pair of clip-on headphones a while ago - this model I believe https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003DKL57G/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1520829017&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&...
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Combining surround stems to proper order -- Wave Agent can't handle large files?

ProTools exports surround mixes as LCRLsRsLFE but I need to send as LRCLFELsRs. Usually I use Wave Agent to combine the mono stems in the proper order but it won't handle files over 4gb. Anyone know ...
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How to transfer 5.1 surround signal from computer to receiver using S/PDIF?

How do I get 5.1 channel audio from my Laptop to my 5.1 Dolby surround receiver? The receiver only got a S/PDIF optical and coaxial input and my Laptop doesn't have an S/PDIF out. I'm looking to buy ...
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Can rear height speakers be added in parallel?

I have a 7.2 channel Dolby Atmos receiver designed for 5.1.2. Would it be preferable in addition to the front height speakers, to add rear height speakers wired in parallel? In other words, this ...
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Play three mono audio files in three speaker

As a part of a psychology test, I have three mono audio files and I want to play them through three separate speakers simultaneously. To aim this goal I bought an USB 5.1 surround sound card (...
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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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Speaker Monitors for sound film [closed]

well... I have seen some threads about this subject. but they are pretty old. so i would like to hear some new advices. I´m trying to build up the best "home studio" I can afford for editing, small ...
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Can any DTS stream be embedded in a WAV as is?

I have some DTS files that I’d like to embed inside WAV to trick various devices into sending them to my receiver. I know this is possible, but details are hard to come by. I have several examples of ...
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Surround in Hangouts [closed]

I have done a search of the question database and I wasn't able to find if what I'm looking for is possible, tho it really should be. When talking about sound holography, in most SurroundSound ...
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Mixing for Cinema in Home Studio

I am preping for a film mix in my small studio and just was calibrating the speakers but with my small monitors i can't reach the SPL required. SO i decided to reference with a DVD dialogue track at ...
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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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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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A Study Into The Differences of Real-Time Surround Recording And Post-Production Mixing Process In Surround Sound Formats

I am currently conducting my dissertation which involves development of a realistic surround sound mixing technique over conventional surround sound techniques. However my key research question is "...
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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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Recommendations for 5.1 Surround Headphones?

Are there any good relatively-flat surround headphones out there? I started doing research but came across alot of gaming headsets which usually are never flat. I've actually never tried surround ...
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Panning gun ricochet sounds in surrounds.

Director wants a lot of ricochet sounds. Am wondering how your treat these. They are so short. Do you pan them from one speaker to another very quickly, or just drop it in one speaker?
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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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How to encode custom multitrack surround WAV in LogicPro9 or Reaper?

Hi! How to encode 8 mono tracks into one 8-channeled WAV mix (poly wav?) Actually, there are no surround system in the customers project, just 8 speakers, placed linearly. And I need to mix two ...
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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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New RØDE i16. Is it an april fool?

http://www.rodemic.com/news/new-rode-i16-offer-360-surround-recording-for-ios-devices
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Double M/S System recomendations

Hi i´m planning a field recording trip (Turkey). I´m looking also for renting a double M/S Setup for beeing as much flexible as i can. So what are your thoughts about a Neumann km140 /120 combination ...
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Films with good/interesting surround mixes

I'm doing some research into surround at the moment and would love to hear of some films you think have notable surround mixes. I'd love to hear examples of subtle use of surround through to the ...
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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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cinema screening stereo problem

Hi guys, A film I worked on that I mixed in stereo is being shown at a cinema on Saturday. The director went today to check the setup and test the film, on testing apparently the audio sounds very ...
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Sound formats / Dolby technologies

Hello everybody! I am a sound design student. I am exploring the subject of history of sound formats, especially Split Surround. Unfortunately, there is not enough information for me to understand ...
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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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surround setup / combining different speakers?

Hi, I have a very good stereo setup (K&H 0300) and another pair of decent speakers (Event TR6) sitting around. I would love to keep using those speakers and combine them to a Frankenstein Surround ...
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Dolby Atmos announced

Interesting concept, but is it a system for Hollywood blockbusters and 3D films or a system that most cinema owners will see as a "must have" to keep or hopefully even gain visitors? http://vimeo.com/...
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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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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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Experience on Double MS dialogue editing/mixing?

Has anyone got some experience in Double MS dialogue editing and mixing? I recently finished a short movie in which all the dialogue and sync was recorded in Double MS. I treaded it as if it wasn't ...
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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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If I made a surround demo, who can actually play it back ?

So I work mainly in games but also at times broadcast. I've been considering my options when it comes to creating a demo that will play back in 5.1. My biggest problem is figuring out what the most ...
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DTS Neural Surround

I just came across this article (Atlanta Braves Radio in Surround): http://radiomagonline.com/digital_radio/hd_radio/atlanta_braves_surround_sound_0907/ And checked out this link: http://www.dts....
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How can I combine various audio inputs into 1 optical ouput to feed into my surround sound?

I have a setup in my house where I have 1 surround sound in a room with 4 things connected to it w/ optical audio and 1 with the standard red/white cables. What I want to do is be able to do is listen ...
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Testers needed for my Surround Ambiances sampler instrument

Hi there, I am looking for some feedback from people who work within sound for picture for my Final Major Project on my MSc Sound Design course. I have created a selection of surround sound ...
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Mixing Stereo Music to Surround

Hi All, I have been looking at moving me stereo short doco films with background music to a surround experience. At the moment the design is fairly simple, interview vocals center and music as it ...
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PC Surround Sound ports and SPDIF?

I'm trying to understand something and I think it's a terminology issue that is confusing the issue for me. I have a computer motherboard with both an optical SPDIF connector as well as 6 ports for ...
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Pro Tools HD 9 vs Nuendo 5

I'm building a surround mixing room over the next month and I am trying to decide between Protools HD2 and Nuendo 5. The room will primarily be for commercial work and sound design (not mixing) for ...
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Reverb in Surround

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 ...
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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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Zoom H2 with the IMR Vortex encoder?

Looking at the specs of the well known Zoom H2 I stumbled upon the following: a relatively new and low cost piece of software by IM Research, which converts multi-channel files from the H2 and H4 to ...
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