5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

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5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by kenrob2037 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:56 am

Hello Everyone,

I’m interested in people’s opinions on using A 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system for mixing and mastering.

I assume most people do not have these systems as their speakers set up at home, but, does anyone know of any benefits of mixing and mastering to a 5.1 of 7.1 surrounds sound system?

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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by aj113 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:19 am

Do you mean mixing and mastering in 5.1/7.1, or mixing in stereo, using a 5.1/7.1 system?

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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by kenrob2037 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:25 am

Yes, mixing in stereo using a 5.1 of 7.1.

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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by aj113 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:04 am

It is no different to mixing using a normal domestic system. Disconnect the rear satellites and use the left and right satellites plus the subwoofer. I doubt if you will achieve any kind of reasonable results, especially if your room is not treated. If you don't have studio monitors, you would be better off mixing on a decent pair of cans in my opinion.

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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by rcamp48 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:27 am

I have a plugin ready for surround sound 5.1 made it myself, a few videos are on their way showing part of what I did.
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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by jlouvar » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:13 am

Most people listen to music with earbuds, headphones, in their vehicles, and some home stereo... So that's what I mix too.
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Re: 5.1 or 7.1 for mixing and mastering

Post by Drdish007 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:43 pm

Hi,
Using a 5.1 or 7.1 system with a stereo output from mix craft won't give you surround sound. It will work in stereo using your front left and right speakers. The stereo output won't have a low frequency signal found on DVD surround sound.signals. Depending on your audio system setup, you may get the subwoofer to produce sound.

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