Login / Register
 
Use the Folcrom to do Surround Mixing?
New Reply
Subscribe
Saudade
Thread Starter
#1
5th September 2004
Old 5th September 2004
  #1
Lives for gear
 
Saudade's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Birthplace of the Soundblaster
Posts: 647

Thread Starter
Saudade is offline
Use the Folcrom to do Surround Mixing?

Right now, I am thinking, if I want surround I can buy 3 Folcroms and find some way to link them up, then connect the 6 outputs to a 5.1 monitor/cue management hardware.

But having 48 inputs to the Folcrom seems to be an overkill....

Any thoughts?
#2
5th September 2004
Old 5th September 2004
  #2
Moderator
 
DrDeltaM's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Belgium
Posts: 4,463

DrDeltaM is online now
It's indeed a bit of overkill i guess. As you'd need 6 outputs per panned audiotrack of your DAW. Ouch! Is gonna cost a lot in D/A convertors...

You best look out for a mixing system which has 5.1 panning. I know www.tonelux.com has units for this, but i'm not sure if the system also actually sums, or if they are more like mixerchannel strips which still need a summing bus. Paul Wolff hopefully jumps in to clarify.
If they don't sum, you can still look for a summing system like Folcrom to sum each of the 6 surround channels which are outputted by the mixerchannels. But at least you would have saved a lot on D/A convertors.

For example: Say for 16 DAW audiotracks, you'd now need only one DA16x (around $3000, Apogee taken as example as it's prolly one of the cheapest solutions), instead of six (around $18000). Saves you the hassle hooking them up, and also $15000, from which you'll have rather some money left even after buying a system like Tonelux (or similar).
#3
9th September 2004
Old 9th September 2004
  #3
Lives for gear
 
ulysses's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Minneapolis and Wiesbaden
Posts: 1,471

ulysses is offline
Well, I think somebody ought to try it. Not everybody, but somebody. It seems entirely unnecessary to me, but I'm sure it would really kick ass for some special gearslut who happens to have six ears. Personally, I think stereo is overkill.
__________________
Justin Ulysses Morse
Roll Music Systems
Minneapolis, MN

Put a bottle of juice in your Lunchbox.
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
JB872 / So much gear, so little time!
13
max cooper / Q&A with Michael H. Brauer
2
cajonezzz / So much gear, so little time!
7
Cluster / High end
2
shipshape / High end
72

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.