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Instant Surround Sound by Jeffrey P. Fisher

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Chapter 2

Recording Surround

Surround sound projects are typically built through a careful blending of mono and stereo recordings. Through volume and placement, you immerse your listening audience into a unique aural environment and experience. Increasingly, projects are being recorded directly to the discrete format at the source. Capturing a live musical performance, for example, directly to the 5.1 format results in a recording that captures the original sound of the room. Supplementing the 5.1 recording with dedicated spot mics provides additional control over the final blend.

Recording Chain

Recording acoustic sounds requires a simple chain of components: microphone, microphone preamp, and recorder. Multichannel recordings require an equivalent ...

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