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Is recording in 5.1 available?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Barkingdogstudios, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    I recently upgraded to SONAR 3 which includes a plug-in that allows you to spacially "place" instruments. I haven't had much of a chance to play with it but the intital results were just ok. While it moved things nicely through the stereo spectrum (even on a cyclical basis that you can adjust) and placed them fairly accurately in the front centre, any "depth" ie rear-channel action was quite limited. The "surround" information was supposedly imbedded in the stereo signal. Something like ProLogic I guess.

    What I was wondering if there are means of recording in true 5.1 surround? Obviously there must be given the proliferation of 5.1 surround DVD's. But is it in the grasp of the home recordist yet?

    Why the heck would I want such a thing? Well, just because it would be really, really cool!
  2. MikoMader

    MikoMader Guest

    I haven't messed with surround myself, but check out Sony's Vegas+DVD.
  3. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Nuendo and Protools both will mix to 5.1
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Bdog, I use Sonar as well, but haven't messed with 5.1 . I might be totally wrong, but I think you have to have the complete surround monitor setup to really appreciate what's going on spatially with it. On a vaguely similar note, years ago at audio school we messed around with an AKG C24 coincident capsule stereo mic, and you could actually get a sense of front and back, also up or down, out of a stereo monitor pair. Weird, but nice :)
  5. Mr Kebab

    Mr Kebab Guest

    Cubase SX does 5.1 as well, (except for version 1.06 where the surround panner is non-existant!).

    For "true" surround sound recording, try a Soundfield Mark V, allows you to recording in 3D, and sounds awesome. All you need is a spare 5 grand knocking around....


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