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Last Updated: 20060817, mei

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am — 11:30 am


Frank Filipetti, Right Track Recording - New York, NY, USA

Since the introduction of 5.1 DVD audio there’s been a world of confusion regarding recommended procedures for the professional and the consumer. AES, ITU, and NARAS have all tackled these issues with varying degrees of success. The problem has been exacerbated by the seemingly conflicting demands of the film and audio communities’ dual use of the DVD format. How do we reconcile the consumers’ desire to have one home monitoring setup that will work equally well for both home theater and 5.1 DVD Audio? And for the professional, what mixing guidelines and monitoring setups will ensure compatibility with current and future modifications of the format? Some of the questions we hope to answer are: proper setup procedures for the surround and LFE channels; the use (or non-use) of the center and LFE channels; how do we reconcile film’s need for a diffuse surround environment versus the pin point location demanded in the satisfactory reproduction of many modern DVD Audio disks; and how do the new HD DVD and Blu-Ray standards affect an already confusing array of choices for music and film mixers. Many examples and excerpts will be provided including a soon to be released 5.1 mix of Frank Zappa.

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