5.1 surround sound in MSP?


    Mar 07 2006 | 1:26 am
    It seems I saw lots about this when I didn't yet need it. I even had some on my computer at one time I think. Nothing came up in the new archives. I need a max abstraction or external that lets me move a sound around a 5.1 space and outputs 6 channels to send to sfrecord~.
    Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson

    • Mar 07 2006 | 5:45 am
      so are we talking about 6 channels, or about "dolby 5.1 prologic" encoded audio ?
      for simple moving between 6 speakers try this .. it is not exactly what you want though, it could only be a start.
      [110.distribution~]
      [110.distribution~.help]
      other places to look are spat~, the spat stuff from the jimmies, and also the basic equal power panning stuff from the examples folder, which of course only supports 2 and 4 channels.
    • Mar 07 2006 | 7:45 am
      you are not looking for: /Applications/MaxMSP 4.5/examples/spatialization/5-point-1-fun by any chance?
      hth hans
    • Mar 07 2006 | 2:35 pm
      Danke, Hans!
      Was in einem Wort ist. In this case "-point-" instead of "."
      Reminds me of the American basketball players who say they "are going for the 'W' (three syllables)" instead of just saying the want to win.
      Thanks to the others who responded - Casey, Roman.
      Cheers, Gary
    • Mar 09 2006 | 5:18 am
      You might also find ambipan~ or vbapan~ externals useful. The documentation is somewhat sparse, but once you figure things out, you can set up spatialization for specific configurations of speakers in arbitrary 3D arrangements by entering angle and distance from the listener's position for each speaker.
      -- Paul
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