[LAU] 5.1 hardware
Jonathan.Gazeley at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Apr 27 10:14:47 UTC 2017
Not strictly Linux-related, but I want to know if anyone has
recommendations for 5.1 speakers for editing 5.1 audio. Most 5.1 speaker
sets are aimed either at PC gaming or home theatre applications.
I'm a classical music recording engineer and I do all my recording work
in the field with a laptop and a firewire mixer/interface - a mixture of
stereo and ambient 5.1 with a Williams Star microphone array. I then
copy the recordings onto my editing PC at home which currently has a
regular amp and stereo speakers. I edit 5.1 recordings "by inspection",
editing each channel in turn and just hoping the final product sounds
OK. I don't hear the finished product until I burn a DVD-Audio disc and
play it back on my Blu-Ray home theatre system.
I don't think I would want to use a 5.1 speaker set for my stereo
editing work so I would want to switch from the stereo amp+speakers to
the 5.1 set. Probably means having two sound cards.
I am on a tight budget so I'm wondering if I can get away with a cheap
5.1 set just to check the levels between each channel, but still use my
decent stereo speakers for all the other editing. Thoughts?
Senior Systems Administrator
University of Bristol
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