How to Set Up a Surround Mix Template in Pro Tools


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Setting up a surround mix template

Surround mixing has rapidly gone from being a big budget-only practice to something, in my opinion, even the smallest project should be a tempting. In this video we'll go over the specifics of the hardware, monitor arrangement, and I/O setup for a 5.1 surround signal flow. The first consideration for any surround mixing setup is the hardware. You have to have the available outputs on your hardware interface, which would be six for a 5.1 mix. You also have to have five full range speaker monitors and one LFE or Low Frequency speaker or subwoofer.

Here's the proper way to configure those speaker monitors. You should have a center speaker at 0 degrees from the mixing position, right in front, and the right speaker should be 30 degrees off axis from that. And going around, the right surround speakers should be 110 degrees from zero position. These speakers should be ideally placed around the periphery of a circle, so that each speaker is indetented in a little bit, angled towards the...

Setting up a surround mix template
Video duration: 11m 14s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Setting up a surround mix template provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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