Will this work, now I have done a mixing course many years ago, and have a little understanding of how it works, but it’s also simple mixing techniques and using the facilities to blend these tracks together, compression may be applied to some parts of the mix, to allow certain sounds to fit in without something giving. Once you have reached (0db) there is no other place to go! And compressing the music in certain parts is quite ludicrous; the composer must be thinking the same thing can they fix it so the dynamics fit into this without cutting back on the music mix. Now I have looked at one such matter, and it’s timing is crucial, most of the DVD films that we have on the shelves, have what’s called as an (isolated score) this is playing what is heard in the (DME) mix, dialogue music and effects, now the music mix has a bit more tone and richness that is missing in the (DME) mix, so how do you get the two to play similarly playing speeds, and even if you do, there will be some type of errors that will crop up, like the (laying change) of the DVD, also the disc must be cleaned before playing, if there’s any dirt or dry skin stuck to the surface of the disc will curse errors in the timing when the music cuts in. So you may have just said to yourself how do I get the music mix to playback if I’m only using one DVD? Well two of the same feature will be needed, another Dolby digital decoder and more amplifiers and loudspeakers equalizers and sub bass loudspeakers, oh yes it does sound like a lot, but that’s the only way, if there was a way to trick the programming on the DVD to play the output of the other language track on the DVD, then sync will no longer be a problem, nor would you need to buy two DVD’s, but you will still need the same amount of Dolby digital decoder amplifiers and loudspeakers equalizers and sub bass loudspeakers. Twister, what a mix done by Shawn Murphy, it’s a pity it doesn’t measure up to the levels of a tornado, but which would be the loudest, the orchestra or the tornado? Well I’m placing my bet on the tornado, depending on how close you are to it, or the 1812, with it’s cannon firing slamming in the room, so why do we have to put up with the scores weakness due to the sound effects, we would like to hear and feel all that is layered onto the final mix without limiting one of the tracks. Here is a list of DVD’s that have an isolated score mix on them. #1 Glory Dolby 4.0 2# Superman the Movie Dolby 5.0 3# Blade II Dolby 5.1 4# Alien Dolby 2.0 5# The Sound of Music Dolby 2.0 surround 6# Hollow Man Dolby 5.1 7# The Witches of Eastwick Dolby 5.1 8# Planet of the Apes Dolby 2.0 surround 9# Contact Dolby 5.1 10# Mars Attacks Dolby 5.1 11# Beatle Juice Dolby 5.1 12# The Last of the Mohicans Dolby 5.1 13# Amadeus 14# Bicentennial Man Dolby 5.1 15# L.A. Confidential Dolby 5.1 That seams like a small list out of the 900 films that I have, well a lot of them don’t offer has much as the brainstorming around the table than one might think! Now there is one other problem, some of the isolated score tracks have an audio commentary, which fades out as soon as the score cuts in, or slightly afterwards so, if there was a way to make this work, hands on will be needed, to fade the isolated music track in at the right moment. There are some films that need an isolated score, or at least some EQ on the lower end of the mix.