[ProAudio] Mastering and monitoring for spatial audio

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 13:04:15 PDT 2021

>From what you wrote, please correct me if I'm wrong, you downmix 5.1
to normal stereo, and then convert this stereo to head tracked stereo.
(that's what I mean by "positioned stereo": it's not normal stereo as
defined in standard use, it's positioned in 3D depending on the
position of the earphones)

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 4:36 PM CW Frymire <cwfrymire at modernminstrel.com> wrote:
> Is that not what I'm doing?   Using the 5.1 panner on each track and converting the 5.1 to binaural on the 5.1 master output.   Or using the ambisonic panner and converting the ambisonic to binaural on the 4 channel master output.  The goal is a binaural final mix regardless; if you are talking headphones.    I'm not talking about starting with ambisonic source recordings, just talking about workflow to convert traditional multi-track sessions for immersive headphone listening.   I admit I'm learning this.....so please let me know what you think is the better workflow....I'd love to try it!   (Partly, I don't know what you mean by "positioned stereo" can you define that for me?)
> cheater cheater wrote on 4/17/21 5:53 AM:
> Why not go from 5.1 directly to positioned stereo? It seems like going
> from 5.1 to fixed stereo and then from fixed stereo to positioned
> stereo is not a natural way to achieve the outcome.

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