Can I measure multichannel setups (5.1, 7.1 etc.)?

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    Clément Chaumeil

    Hi, do you know when the measure of a multi channel setup will be available ?

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    Teemu Hammaren

    Any progress on multi channel support? 

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    Matīss

    Hey!

     

    At the moment, we've not made any progress on multi-channel calibration due to us focusing on new releases, but it is on our road-map!

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    Fabian Schaller

    Oh yeah, please work on that!!!

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    Richard Spooner

    I have a set up in protools where I use 3 instances of sonar works on the routing that feeds my 5.1 output. Working well for everything but the Lfe. 

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    Fabian Schaller

    Nice! For 5.1 I use Nuendo. I will try it there. Thanks!!!

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    Patrice Lazareff

    Yes please, we need more 5.1 cowbell !

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    Patrice Lazareff

    @Richard Spooner Would you care to expand on that, especially for the center channel ? Thanks !

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    Richard Spooner
    Well it's definitely a work around but all I can say is that I've mixed quite a lot of TV and Theatrical Shorts with the set up and it seems to make my room translate well.
     
    Readings.
    I do three readings. 1. Left and right monitors as normal. 2. Left Sur and Right Sur monitors as you would do a normal left and right. 3. Centre and the left or right speakers.
    I don't use the delay settings that are created , just the eq. 
     
    My I/O set-up.
    In Protools I created a 5.1 bus which is called B-Chain. This 5.1 bus has 3 stereo sub-paths,  L+R. C+Lfe, Ls+Rs. 
    I have a 5.1 output that has 3 stereo sub-paths, L+R, C+Lfe, Ls+Rs. Which feed the appropriate monitors.
     
    Session Routing.
    My Final Mix 5.1 bus is sent to the 5.1 B-Chain Bus. I create 3 stereo busses who's inputs are the 3 B-Chain stereo sub-paths. These 3 stereo busses are then sent to the 3 stereo output sub-paths that feed the speakers. These 3 stereo sub-paths have the appropriate sonar works plug-ins over them with the readings I took earlier.
     
    Essentially all i'm doing is splitting the 5.1 bus into 3 SMPTE stereo paths which I can then put the stereo plug-in over before sending them back out the 5.1 outputs. It should be easier but Protools won't let you send a 5.1 bus or track to anything but a 5.1 bus or output. I think if I had something like the Spanner plug-in I could do it easier.
     
    As I said I don't use the delay feature in Sonarworks. I do delay the surrounds via another plug-in though for other reasons.
     
    This way I have 5 speakers EQ'd for the room. The Lfe just uses the reading I got for the left speaker when I measured the centre and left speaker. Not perfect but ... 
     
    Make sense ?
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    Patrice Lazareff

    Thank you very much for sharing this. Yes, it makes perfect sense and I will try asap.

    As for the delays, I have taken much care to set all 5 speakers in a perfect circle, so that should be ok.

    I've juste seen the new sonarworks website and the release of the version IV. A new hope ?

    Thanks again, kind regards,

    p@T

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