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There are tons & I'm sure you'll get lots of good examples, but I gleamed most of what I know from "Master and Commander". Everything is impeccable. ADR, Foley, Sound Design, & some of the best Mixing you'll ever hear. There's incredible attention paid to perspective & panning. Just watch the opening action sequence & you'll have to change ...


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I don't know about surround sound, but if you haven't watched "Apocalypse Now" then do! That film has such an abstract sound and sheer brilliance in it's sound design. Also Rawly I've never listened to "Children of Men"'s sound design closely in the past, time for a second listen! Thanks for the recommendation! :) Also if you get a chance to watch "Life of ...


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Well, I found the solution in another software named "Sound Forge Pro v10". Steps: File > New > Select "Surround 5.1" or "Surround 7.1". In that page you will see 6 or 8 rows. Drag&Drop your files in these rows. After that you can change the default channel assigned to row by clicking on the numbers at the top of right-side. Finally save the result ...


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Working on headphones for a 5.1 mix is not a good idea. Nevertheless, what you might be looking for is a 5.1 to binaural renderer. An example of such a product can be found here : http://smyth-research.com/technology.html What I would suggest is doing most of the job (editing, premixing stems, filtering, etc.) on a stereo monitoring system (therefore ...


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"get a man bag" classic - has to be a joke ;)


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They have achieved their goal: We talk about it.


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You can find an interesting discussion of "Baby Boom" and Split Surround" and other terms relating to 70mm release prints with magnetic sound here: http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t003513.html These formats had 6.0, 4.1, 6.1, and other layouts. There's a chart here: http://frank.mtsu.edu/~smpte/table.html These 70mm formats from the late 1970s were for ...


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Split surround wasn't the first "5.1." It wasn't even the first surround format. "5.1" is a term created by Tomlinson Holman to describe a particular surround format (the one that most people today are familiar with). Various other formats have been tested over the decades, and they were all experiments as to what people thought would work. Someone though ...


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Whislt I agree it's more a programming question than sound based I'll answer it from a Music Technician point of view. Short Answer Not easily. Slightly Longer Answer: Through hangouts itself you can't do it. To get access to all the feeds you'd either need to be at Google itself monitoring every source, then use a panning tool in a DAW or environment like ...


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It is very difficult to produce a proper theater mix in a small studio. It is also usually not a good idea to deliver one common mix for theater, home-theater and two loudspeakers flat screen. Although your method of using some references tracks to setup levels is not wrong in itself, it is not possible to reproduce the perception of a large theater with a ...


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It dépends of the recording : if it´s a nice mountain air , a subtle forest environment, large crowds or an interesting roomtone, i say yes : LCR, 5.0 are really convincing formats (for features, videogames...). But if mono or stereo recordings sounds better or more appropriate i will use and layer them to recreate a spatial environment, according to the ...


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ProTools does have a built in surround panner, it has for a long time. Have you read the manual at all? It sounds like you already have a bias against ProTools without having actually used it all based on your 2nd question. You just have to have the 5.1 mixer installed and surround panning will work. Did you click on the small fader next to the volume ...


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You cannot run SPDIF cables on an iMac , simply because SPDIF use RCA connectors .. Your data will get scrambled if you use an adapter on it. If you want to use 7.1 your iMac. The only way you can do it is with a significant quality AD/DA Convertor (Sound Card), which works a primary sound card for your iMac. Your iMac will generate outputs only based on ...


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I've found in past experiences that 5.1 ambiences are great for a bed, but you would be best off with layering in some stereo tracks in order to create a wider sound field. The distinct stereo tracks will widen your soundscape, a 5.1 ambience doesn't have the same perceived width because you are sending very similar sound to all the speakers.


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I recently made records in Vietnam in 5.1 also in the jungle. But 'Jungle' is a very wide term, so if you could be more specific, I can check if I have something for you. For example the jungle in Vietnam was very misty and quiet and completely different for example to a jungle in brazil. Also, if you are working now on the filmset, why are you not ...


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featured in this month's Sound On Sound : a rather high end approach... http://smyth-research.com/


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Not sure why you use the term "faux" to characterize surround sound using two drivers, as it is actually a big research subject not only by academics but also by audio companies such as DTS. Have a listen to the Z+ Music app, by DTS, which was developed using a new technology they call Headphone X. It's far from perfect, but it sounds promising. Some ...


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"but it seems to be bad way." could you clarify? This might help you. Note that the only difference in discrete WAVs is the channel order. Other than that, they are ordinary multichannel WAVs, only with more than 2 ch. However: Note: The surround format chosen here only alters the layout/routing of channels to speakers in the assignment section. The ...


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You'll have to export stems for him. Or a whole bunch of consolidated audio files of each track. I use REAPER as well and if I was doing something like this I'd look at doing stems. Something along the lines of: - Dialogue - Atmos - Foley - SFX (possibly multiple stems here depending on the complexity of your design) - Music I'd ask him what he would like ...


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It is best to use the extra head room for dynamics rather than continuous loudness, especially in a horror film, dynamics is your most powerful tool. Set up a monitor level to a standard 85 dB, ten use your ears. While working on loud scenes for an extended period you can reduce the SPL to say 80, but switch back to 85 from time to time to check your work. ...


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You can also check and make sure that everything is in phase in your mix. That happened to me once. The theater was actually in mono and I hadn't correctly made sure that there were no phase issues.


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I am a dubbing / re-recording mixer with 10+ years experience. I think Nuendo is starting to give Pro Tools a run for its money. However having used both for long and short form on a daily basis, in my opinion.... Short form - Nuendo is ace, the folder tracks keep things nice and tidy (especially with the constant changes from advertising clients). Long ...


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The most common reason to have lots of reverb units in a film mix is that film sound is mixed in stems and each stem needs at least one reverb unit. It's common to have separate stems for DIAL, ADR, Loop Group, BGs, FX, DESIGN, FOLEY, MUSIC, etc., as needed for the particular film and depending on capacity of the bussing and the recorder(s). So in this ...


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They release this video 1 day before the April Fools, it has to be one!


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Naaaaaaah...looks legit to me ;-)


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After 15ms of just astounding joy, yeh it must be :P Although what really annoyed me, was they went to the lengths of saying its a lightening adapter, which isn't even true for the iXY (and god I want it to be)


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If you want to capture surround sound ambience, I'd recommend to you to use 2 stereosets instead of a double MS. Because of it's setup, Double MS is not 'really' a surround setup, it's something between of it. If you want to get something wide, take 2 stereo sets: one in front, one in rear. best Guido


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