Now available, Dolby Laboratories’ primer, Dolby 5.1-Channel Music Production Guidelines, on creating music in 5.1 channels is available as a free PDF download at www.dolby.com/tech/Multichannel_Music_Mixing.pdf. The publication covers a range of topics such as proper equipment and speaker placement, calibration for proper monitoring, metadata planning and implementation, program-interchange guidelines and more. Mix and mastering data sheet templates for 5.1-channel projects are also included.
Also in the 5.1 realm, this coming football season’s pro and college games will be broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, including ABC’s Monday Night Football. ABC, FOX and other networks will also broadcast select regular season Sunday and post-season games in 5.1.
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