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~]
      max v2;
      [110.distribution~.help]
      max v2;
      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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