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Instant Surround Sound by Jeffrey P. Fisher

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Chapter 3

Up and Running

Whether your surround sound projects originate as discrete 5.1 recordings or come together using a variety of mono and stereo recordings, the post-production requirements are essentially identical. A combination of computer hardware and software coupled to audio speakers is what’s needed to implement surround in a desktop environment.

Computer Hardware and Software

The choice of Mac or PC depends entirely on the software you select to mix and master your surround sound projects. If you are just starting out, my recommendation is to find the software you want to use and then buy the platform it runs on. If you are already established, you either have to find surround authoring software or it is already included with other ...

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