Is there such a thing as 5.1 OTB summing?
I have stabilized my home setup with outboard convertes and Dangerous summing amp. I now feel comfortable with my stereo mixing for the smaller projects I bring home. Lately, and with the announced release of surround in PTLE8 I'm thinking about expanding my mix room for 5.1 work. I was wondering, since most of the work I do there is mixing of live events I record with my mobile rig, if is there such a thing as a way to do some kind of 5.1 OTB summing. Crazy idea?
I thought about the fact that being 5.1 6 discrete and separate channels, the LR part could be managed by the standard summing mixer used for stereo. using another for Ls Rs and another one for C and S. But how does this all sum up. Anybody have experiences or experiments about this?