Recording FX In 5, 6, 8, Or More Channels?

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Recording FX In 5, 6, 8, Or More Channels?

Post by MikeQuell » October 9th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Nice quick read from Randy Thom on Designing Sound about recording what's important and useable.
When designing a set for a film, the art director tries to use what is good about the real world place where the scene will be shot, but also tries to avoid being straight jacketed by what is there. The cinematographer usually has a similar approach in deciding what to shoot and how to shoot it. The director may want to put some local people in a scene, but they probably won’t be leading characters.

Sound design should be the same, I think. With the proliferation of multi-channel microphones in recent years, some with “5.1” channels and more, the promise of being able to capture and reproduce the aural sensation of being in a real place with three dimensional acoustics is definitely closer to being real… but is it desirable? I’d say the answer is usually “no.”
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