Transforming a stereo mix to 5.1 or 7.1?

newmediarules wrote on 1/27/2013, 12:16 PM
Somebody told me that you could turn a stereo mix into a surround sound mix either via Vegas or Premiere. (a) Is this akin to "transforming" a mono mix to stereo (i.e., "nothing serious") or is it something more legit?(i.e., can you really turn a stereo mix into something discernibly and legitimately surround sound?) (b) if it's legit, how does one accomplish this?


Former user wrote on 1/27/2013, 12:41 PM
No, you cannot unless you have all of the discrete sound elements.

There is software that will, through use of phasing and EQ, spread the sound through 5.1 system and give a simulation of 5.1 sound. But it is not true 5.1 as in discrete sounds and specific mix.

Dave T2
OldJack wrote on 1/27/2013, 12:58 PM
>>But it is not true 5.1<<

True, but you can make make all 5.1 speakers play your sound for a fuller room sound. Its as simple as selecting 5.1 sound tab in Properties and copying your audio to the extra tracks. You can then make adjustments and EQ to those tracks.
Former user wrote on 1/27/2013, 1:10 PM
This is the software I have used, and it gives nice results.

Dave T2
Former user wrote on 1/27/2013, 1:18 PM
Oldjack's way will work, but be sure you adjust the level for the surround speakers. If you send the same volume to each speaker, your end product will seem very loud.

Dave T2