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Subject: 6.1 Mixing in both vegas 4.0 aand 5.0
Posted by: Sound_Editor
Date: 9/16/2004 10:40:40 PM

HEY GUYS.
I AM AN EXPERT WITH VEGAS 4.0 AND 5.0 (NOT BAD FOR A TEENAGER) ANYWAYS I HAVE THE SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS. DID YOU GUYS KNOW THAT YOU CAN MONITOR A 6.1 MIX BEFORE ENCODING YOUR SURROUND PROJECT TO DOLBY DIGITAL EX. (WELL ACTUALLY YOU CAN MONITOR IN 7.1 BUT DOLBY DIGITAL EX IS ONLY 6.1) TO DO THIS YOU MUST HAVE THE SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS OR HIGHER SOUNDCARD (I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OTHER 7.1 CHANNEL SOUND CARD THAT ISN'T SOUND BLASTER WILL DO THIS) BEFORE YOU DO THIS YOU MUST SET THE PROJECTS AUDIO PROPERTIES SAMPLE RATE TO 96 HZ AND THE BIT DEPTH CAN BE EITHER 16 OR 24 BIT AND CREATE 1 BUS TRACK. GO INTO OPTIONS AND THEN PREFERENCES. CLICK ON THE AUDIO DEVICE TAB, AND SET THE AUDIO DEVICE TO SB AUDIGY 2 ZS ASIO 24/96. THEN SET THE DEFAULT STEREO FRONT L/R, AND CENTER/SUB TO THEIR CORRECT SPEAKERS THEN FOR THE DEFAULT REAR L/R SPEAKERS SELECT SIDE L/R OR RC CLICK APPLY THEN OK. (THE AUDIO THAT COMES FROM THE DEFAULT REAR SPEAKERS WILL BE THE SIDE SPEAKERS ONCE YOU SELECT SIDE L/R OR RC) NOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS AND CREATED A BUS TRACK GO TO THE MIXER AND ON THE BUS MIXER A CLICK THE SQUARE UNDER THE LETTER A AND SELECT REAR L/R. ARTER THAT CREATE A TRACK ON THE TIMELINE AND BUS THAT TRACK TO BUS A WHICH WILL THEN OUTPUT TO THE REAR SPEAKERS. THE ONLY BAD THING ABOUT THIS IS YOU CAN'T DO ANY PANNING ON THE BUSSED TRACK. SO TRY NOT TO PUT ANY AUDIO THAT NEEDS TO BE PANNED IN THAT TRACK. UNLESS YOUR AN ADVANCED USER TRY PANNING IT WITH THE VOLUME ENVELOPES.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A DOLBY DIGITAL EX 6.1 FILE HERES HOW

GET TO THE DOLBY DIGITAL TEMPLATE (FILE, RENDER AS, SELECT DOLBY DIGTAL FROM THE SAVE AS TYPE LIST, CLICK CUSTOMIZE) AND CLICK ON EXT BITSTREAM. MARK A CHECK IN THE CHECK BOX NEXT TO ENABLE EXTENDED BITSTREAM INFORMATION EVRYTHING IN THIS TEMPLATE PAGE WILL BECOME HIGHLIGHTED, ON THE DOLBY SURROUND EX MODE SELECT DOLBY SURROUND EX ENCODED DON'T WORRY ABOUT A/D CONVERTER IN THE STEREO DOWNMIX BOX SELECT LT/RT DOWNMIX PREFERED THEN LEAVE EVERYTHING ELSE THE SAME (OR IF YOU WANT EXPIREMENT) CLICK OK THE FILE RENDERS AND DVD ARCHITECT WILL IMPORT IT. (IT DID FOR ME)

ALSO IF YOU CLICK THE QUESTION MARK UP BY THE X IN THE DOLBY DIGITAL ENCODER TEMPLATE YOU CAN GET SOME INFORMATION ON THE ENCODERS OPTIONS BY SIMPLY CLICKING ON ONE OF THE OPTIONS IN THE ENCODERS TEMPLATE.

CHRIS

SMITH PRODUCTIONS

Subject: RE: 6.1 Mixing in both vegas 4.0 aand 5.0
Reply by: Neil Wilkes
Date: 9/17/2004 6:20:10 AM

Why bother?
The DD-EX is only a matrixed centre rear obtained from using an MS process on Ls & Rs.

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