Surround sound advice

Discussion in 'Digital Audio & Recording' started by axeman, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. axeman

    axeman New Member

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    Hi, I really want to start experimenting with mixing audio in surround sound (true 5.1). Just wondering if anyone has done this already and can provide any tips on how to get started with it all.

    I have been looking at sound cards already, as I will need to upgrade, and figure the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz will do what I want, for a good price. Also, can anyone recommend software to help with the mixing/panning of the music tracks? I'm on a strict budget and want to do this as cheaply as I can.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. FARID K

    FARID K New Member

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    Have you trying the "Panhandler"...(Direct x plugin)???...
    If you want,contact me...
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    vietluvspnai New Member

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    The new sound blaster cards sound pretty nice.....audigy 5.1 is awsome
  4. Raging Warrior

    Raging Warrior New Member

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    I would go for AUDIGY 5.1
  5. wilburrobert

    wilburrobert New Member

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    audigy is definately the way to go but have u got a good setup? good monitors are definately the way to go
  6. OHairy1

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    Audigy 5.1 rules!
  7. FARID K

    FARID K New Member

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    PanHandler is a real-time surround sound panning and encoding plugin.It is compatible with pro and home surround sound decoders, or creates a wider sound field when played in normal stereo. Features : automation, mouse or joystick input, Line panning fuction for fast and accurate fly-by's, Built-in Surround Sound encoder, and more....
  8. axeman

    axeman New Member

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    Thanks for all your replies. I wasn't expecting this many!

    I did think about going with the Audigy as I have heard it on another machine and it seemes to do everything I want, but I thought it was a bit expensive? Also, I only have a 300MHz Cyrix chip and the soundblaster site says the Audigy needs a true Pentium chip. Has anyone tried it with another chip set apart from AMD and Intel Pentium? I also only have 32MB RAM, which probably won't help matters.

    FARID K - Do you happen to have a VST plugin version of the Panhandler?
  9. FARID K

    FARID K New Member

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    axeman - Yes !

    I have the direct x version (v1.1).
  10. axeman

    axeman New Member

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    Are you sure that will work as VST? I thought plugins were either VST or DirectX? I might just try it anyway though. How big is the file?
  11. FARID K

    FARID K New Member

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    axeman-You have exact.It work only direct x or onother version for vst.I don't now if a panhadler vst version exist.But i can send you the direct x version(1.1)680ko...I'm going to do via pm...
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    If you have troubl to receive the file,contact me by email ....
  13. Fred115

    Fred115 New Member

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    if you want the best bang for your buck then go with SB audiogy2 it's sooo clear and has enough plugins to keep you happy for a while until you become more hardcore

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