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Old 6th September 2011
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monitoring ltrt

Hello. I'd like to know the best way of monitoring a ltrt mix. Up till now, I've been using the built in pl2 encoder in my daw software (sequoia) to make the ltrt from my 5.1 mix, and checking the ltrt as stereo playback. The ones I have checked on a dvd player were what I expected, but I know i should be checking the decode on a regular basis. I'm looking at a new monitor controller (coleman) that will do a fold down, but that's not the same as checking the decode of the ltrt for steering problems etc...how do the big kids handle this? Thanks,
Old 6th September 2011
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well, in a larger studio you'd be outputing the audio from the controller or mixer (from pro tools) through a dobly box into the speakers (decode), but, you can also use the neyrinck soundcode ltrt to decode the ltrt in pro tools, outputting those tracks to the speakers.

on a cheap basis, you could send the audio out as a stereo ltrt into a consumer amp, but this is calibrated so usually isn't the best.
Old 6th September 2011
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well, in a larger studio you'd be outputing the audio from the controller or mixer (from pro tools) through a dobly box into the speakers (decode), but, you can also use the neyrinck soundcode ltrt to decode the ltrt in pro tools, outputting those tracks to the speakers.

on a cheap basis, you could send the audio out as a stereo ltrt into a consumer amp, but this is calibrated so usually isn't the best.
Neyrinck does not have a decoder (I am hoping that is a yet). A consumer amp cannot take a PCM stream and decode it. AC3 out of a player is another matter.

You need a Dolby decode box (SDU-4, DP564), or,

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Old 6th September 2011
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Great thanks. I'll look into that plug. Hopefully they have a vst version.
Old 6th September 2011
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Great thanks. I'll look into that plug. Hopefully they have a vst version.
It's TDM.

There is also SurCode from Minnetonka Audio.

SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II - Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc
Old 6th September 2011
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I just bought a Dolby SDU4 decoder on ebay for $30. Works flawlessly. Old analog technology like this can be picked up cheap. It has folddown options for stereo and mono too and a master volume.

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