Originally Posted by lovinthehd
The whole point of multichannel is just like two channel....to give you an aural experience and the world around you certainly consists of more than two sound source points. Sometimes two channel works great, but I think given the right recording and mixing (and playback system) multichannel is capable of even better experiences; there's just not a lot of material out there although there are more and more multi-channel home systems, they're still not particularly aimed at music but rather movies. I much prefer movies in a multi channel format, and someday would like to see holographic projections rather than the flat wall approach. It's not always about having a particular sound come from a particular direction, sometimes its more about immersion and ambience. Some artists might move sounds/effects around, like when Emerson Lake & Palmer toured with the multichannel PA system (and pretty sure quite a few acts toured with such even though not all venues allowed placement of such).
I wonder how the artists generally feel about it? I remember reading the Beatles preferred mono over even two channel...
i think you missed my other post
surround for movies is awesome
surround for music, if you like it is awesome
stereo, if you prefer is awesome
For ME and ME alone, music is a real life performance duplication attempt so 'I" like stereo.
For performance art, surround "I" find very useful.
For movies "I" prefer surround.
for 'ME" if an artist releases music in surround, it should be listened to in surround.