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#1 Daniel Smith

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:59 PM

Hi.

I wondered what is the industry standard for mixing and encoding 5.1 surround sound? Software, not hardware.

My first guess was protools.


Any ideas?

cheers.
Dan.
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#2 Christopher Kennedy Alpiar

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:03 PM

Pretty much all the major DAWs work on an equal level, tho Pro Tools is definitely still the most prevalent found in more studios than any other, but all of these do great with 5.1 mixing and encoding:

Logic
Cubase
Digital Performer
Sonar
Soundforge
probably most of the lesser programs like reason and garage band and acid output in 5.1 as well but I would stick with one of the more professional programs

Hi.

I wondered what is the industry standard for mixing and encoding 5.1 surround sound? Software, not hardware.

My first guess was protools.


Any ideas?

cheers.
Dan.


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

I think Soundtrack pro also does 5.1 if you're on a budget and have access to studio 2. Dunno how the hell it works though.
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#4 Christopher Kennedy Alpiar

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

FYI for mixing and mastering (and a little tracking if you have some source of I/O, there is a really inexpensive Pro Tools nowadays, M-Box micro, which is a USB dongle type of hardware great for mixing PT sessions on a portable system: http://www.sweetwate...ail/Mbox2Micro/

with the hardware and pro tools LE its around $250. In my mind that is worth 10x the value of soundtrack pro
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