HDMI out or 6 analogue outs?

Discussion in 'Surround Sound' started by Gerard, May 22, 2014.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard New Member

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    for surround sound 5.1 mixing (or 7.1) are you guys using HDMI out or analogue outs to amps etc?
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    Muziekschuur Moderator Staff Member

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    Oeps..... I missed this one. Surround sound stays analog untill it's encoded into Dolby Digital (spdif signal that packs 6 channels). So untill then it' s 6 analogue outs.
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    Muziekschuur Moderator Staff Member

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    From HDMI 1.4 upwards HDMI connection can be made in a home cinema set-up.

    For mixing when you go from Multi track to 5.1 it used to go from DTRS with either 48khz or the much rarer DSD-1 with 8 tracks synced up to how many boxes you wanted (8 stacked made for the Eagles recording) into an analogue mixer. Into DASH or maybe analog 2 track tape. Onto a digital master recorder. The first chain was allso replaced at some studios with a full analogue setup onto 24 tracks/cascaded 48 tracks analogue tape. Then digitized. Mixed digital then into end media's. And some even will mix analogue 5.1. Where only the last stage digitizing will start.

    With Protools it would be analogue preamps into A/D into Protools into Multi track project with controller into 6 stems. And then mastered. After mastering encoded into DVD or digital streaming format.