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