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5.1 Monitoring?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by NolanVenhola, May 31, 2004.

  1. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    I'm starting to look into 5.1 production. I was just wondering if any of you guys have checked into monitoring systems for 5.1.

    5 speakers + sub, plus bass management. Best recommendations?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Very best Genelecs or Dynaudios ... very expensive.

    Good enough Yamaha MSP5s ... with the sub woofer ... pretty good stuff ...
  3. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    genelecs and dynaudios... very nice for sure.

    what about Bass Management though?

    You'd need a summing device to manage the sum of the bass frequencies from the 5 surround channels along with the Bass effects channel to the sub, then have high pass crossover sending the surround data to the 5 channels...

    anyone see something particular like this out there.
  4. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    Ghetto surround:

    - I bought 2 more sets of my current studio speakers and a sub.
    - I run a Bass management VST plugin as my last step in Nuendo.
  5. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    How about this dedicated Blue Sky surround system?
  6. tomtom

    tomtom Guest

    I have the 1031 Genelecs and the sub. You should check Audient, they have serious analog bass management units. You will probably need their ASP 510 surround management unit too. I have one and it's great.
    I would not rely on plug ins... unless you can't afford the big toys.
    Keep in mind that you will need to tweak your system constantly, check levels, isolate or mute one speaker from the others and checking the resulting mix in stereo and mono.... Hardware makes sense...

  7. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    sserendipity... lol right on. that sounds like my kind of setup. What VST are you running?

    tomtom... thanks for the hardware suggestion. I'll check out Audient. Those units sound great.

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