5.1 surround sound

Examples

[diatonis] [listen to the mp3]
Free, good music

Six Channels
[summary of 5.1]
Summarized:

  • Dolby Digital (encoder/decoder) (more popular) or DTS (more accurate)
  • discrete (each channel is independent) or matrixed (extrapolating some channels from others)
  • 5.1 consists of six channels
    • five 3 – 20,000 Hz
      • front left
      • front right
      • center
      • left surround
      • right surround
    • one 3 – 120Hz
      • “low frequency effects” (LFE) subwoofer

Suggested angling for 5.1

Formats
[Wikipedia Chart]

Reaper
[earSketch] [resampling]

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Spitting the 5.1 track

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rendering options

 

Further reading

  • “matrixed surround sound from older sources”
  • matrix decoders [Wikipedia]
  • Dolby Pro Logic [Wikipedia references]
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