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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: What's wrong? Please help..... Reply with quote

Hello,

When I mix and master my music it sounds fantastic in mono or in stereo, the problem is when I put it through my stereo and try to use one of the receivers surround sound effects. It screws everything up. Can anyone let me know what's causing this and what I can do to correct it?

Thank you in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's not mixed for surround, right? I know Sonar lets you do some surround stuff. I don't think all programs have this feature. Then again, I generally have no clue what I'm talking about...lol. I can see what you mean...though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: What's wrong? Please help..... Reply with quote

SAB wrote:
Can anyone let me know what's causing this and what I can do to correct it?

The surround effects are causing it. Stop using them.

THAT SAID: If the surround effects aren't screwing up everything else you put through it, chances are you have some issues... Those issues would normally be with the mixes.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
well you have to be a bit more specific before any intelligent or mildly useful answer can be given. Define precisely what "It screws everything up" means . Are you talking about the stereo placement or the sonic quality of the music etc etc

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I put purchased music through the surround effects, it colours the music but it really doesn't hide some instruments. When I put some of my music through the effects, at times some instruments are completely gone.

When I mix, I'm constantly making sure to mix in Mono and in Stereo till I have a descent mix.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you talking about pseudo surround with just stereo speakers or the real thing (like dolby 5.1) with several speakers?
what is the panning of the instruments that disappear?
what is the ambience (reverb) on these instruments?
from my (admittedly limited) understanding of stereo->surround processors I think it might be possible that hard left or right panning with no ambience may lead to phase cancellation in multi channel surround.
maybe you just post the mix in the LR
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