Engineer Greg Ladanyi explains why Surround is better

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  1. Ken Stuart

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    Hello,

    I found this quote from studio engineer Greg Ladanyi on why multi-channel mixes sound better (this is just what I hear when listening to the Yes - Fragile DVD-Audio, for example.):

     
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    I am not of the camp that prefers stereo to 5.1 or vice versa. I find it's usually a "case-by-case" basis. 5.1 done right, especially if the original track masters are viable, can sound fabulous. Everything Greg has said I've found to be true on several 5.1 mixes...and untrue on a few.

    5.1, like everything, when done right can be a revelation!
     
  3. Ken Stuart

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    Another interesting quote from the article:

     
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    I would love to mix some of my recordings in multichannel for the reasons that Ladanyi mentioned. Stereo "washes" or "blends" are nice to use, especially when the comprising tracks have little mistakes in them. The layering across two channels allows for sonic thickness and patterning.

    Multichannel can sound naked if stark signals are send to each speaker. I would love to try treating each pair of adjacent speakers as a stereo pair:

    Pair 1 : SL-FL
    Pair 2 : FL-C
    Pair 3 : C-FR
    Pair 4 : FR-SR
    (I would not mix to the subwoofer...leave that to bass management).

    I think that this technique could sound rather nice, but I won't know unless I try it myself, and until I can get some affordable software to pull it off I'll never know.

    -JNS
     
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    Link goes nowhere,the "archive" section is empty.
     
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