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Sunday, October 8, 11:00 am — 1:30 pm
T20 - SURROUND MASTERING – A DISCUSSION OF TECHNIQUES FOR MUSIC AND FILM
Brant Biles, Mi Casa Multi Media - Hollywood, CA, USA
David Glasser, Airshow Mastering - Boulder, CO, USA
Jeff Levison, DTS, Inc. - Agoura Hills, CA, USA
In stereo music production mastering has become an exacting science with specific goals, techniques, and tools. With so many years experience, mastering for stereo has become well understood. In recent years, surround systems are emerging as a new standard in consumer applications. As a result, mastering engineers and studios have found it necessary to provide surround services for their clients. How has the stereo mastering experience been adapted for surround audio? This tutorial will examine the multichannel work of the mastering engineer in music and the repurposing of motion picture audio for DVD. A discussion of practical approaches and work procedures (with real world examples) will illustrate issues such as dynamics control, stereo downmix, bass management, bitrate, and audio encoding for authoring. Goals, differences, and similarities related to mastering for music and film will be compared. Special emphasis will be placed on the new challenges for broadcast, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD.