Originally Posted by blackjack616
which would be better 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 setup?
Tony Grimani thinks the former, I agree width channels are a great necessity but I like to tightly pack my ceilings so what is best minimum?
9.2.8 Bring it on!
Auromax is coming with widths and upper wall widths and DTS-X will probably conform to that later. We got decent results at the IMMERSION 2025 with 13.2 Auromatic without the vogs because the booth builder reneged the day Barco went to inspect the booth. Talk a about last minute crisis mode shuffling.
I think that these chip based home processors are not really object based but channel based with metadata manipulation. Walter said so and he is one of Europes top small room acousticians, and a fanatically precise scientist on dsp filtering and rendering - very left side of Brain. Barco is giving us access to the latest plugins from AUROMAX and IOSONO to re-render the 12 channels to the above suggested layouts. But you need both sides Brain. Me, I know by instinct over the years where the speakers need to go, also placing the ceiling speakers on tracks helps to dial in the close personal space invasion. Also I copy the work done on re-recording studios where the frontish and backish ceilings are aimed at the immediate family seats and let the guests be amazed by the other aspects of the presentation. Dennis is very deliberate to please everyone, 5 will get you 10 the people in the zhitty seats can't tell the difference so screw them, because you cannot be really great sounding at every seat so I say give the superior envelopment experience to the center 6. As your attorney therefore I admonish that you cannot give great sounds to all seats without compromising the real MLP's ability to have tight close personal space invasion rather than a diffuse semi-kinetic field. I borrowed that from the Atmos re-rec dubstages. And thusfar working in 9-12 ceilings The top tightly paired four is a work in progress, i'll admit.
You can do coaxial amt's but its a big box with 12"'s.
Speaking of Walter's anal retentiveness to stick to plans...
When he said to place the AURO side channels at 110 degrees as prescribed I pulled Rank on him and yanked the drill from the carpenter about to drill the holes at 110. "I want to hear my phantom widths and these things are going at the 90 degree position. That is an order."
At the end he agreed that was a great idea! Perception is Learned remember that!
Another myth busted is that an auromatic system cannot do spectacular sounding pans, the height channel complemnet aligned with the surrounds created a very dynamic 3d audio visually coherent directionally accurate presentation in the only atmos clip played in our auromatic systems on chapter 10 you were there hearing the whale harpoons shot from the back of the room swooshing with gravitas towrds different parts of the screen. That is why we need to take apart these current processors, in general we need to supercharge the computing reuirments to have the bandwidth and headroom necessary, cost be dammed.
We are adding this monster to the datasat in our rigs to do Neville-Thiel x-overs to do the IOSONO re-rendering, to add widths and fron and back heights and to steer the crap out of our beds! Ain't it fun?
Here is a picture of the fittingly named BRAIN. It is also the world's finest video scaler in 2d, and will handle Tecgnicolor HDR-SDR-expansion intelligent tone mapping functionalities, this baby is PLUG IN CITY!
We will let you know how the 2 first protos will work, but Walter says no worries. I think DTS-X plug in is not unobtainable, if only we could get our hands on the atmos like trinnov has the only difference would be trinnovs holme pc motherboard versus our parallel xeons with 8 cores and Nvidia TI class graphics. Our eraly test unit regularly blows breakers on the other side of the panel with it's inrush power. LOL