Minushi in 5.1 Surround

If there were a Minushi DVD in the works - and again, I can’t promise there is, because to promise it and then have it not happen would be just plain mean - but if there were; then today I might imagine I would be remixing Minushi’s soundtrack for 5.1 Surround Sound.

As with most things that I find befuddling until I actually dive in and try to figure out on my own, 5.1 sound seemed to me like it would require a studio at Skywalker Ranch to achieve. But in the same way one might, say, make a feature length animated movie on their laptop, mixing 5.1 is actually no great mystery. It’s kind of tricky working backwards from an already mixed 2.0 stereo soundtrack but I think the result will be worth the trouble… If, in theory, there were to be a Minushi DVD.

Fortunately all of Minushi’s sound effects were always created with a full spectrum of 16bit 44.1kHz sounds to begin with despite being originally destined for it’s low bandwidth online delivery. But you haven’t really heard Minushi until you’ve heard a Giant’s foot come down in a room equipped with a subwoofer on a DVD with a LFE channel. So if you’re working on your own project and its a web project, don’t limit yourself to compressed files, always think big because hey, you never know what you’ll be applying those files to one day.

One Response to “Minushi in 5.1 Surround”

  1. Tyler Gibb » Blog Archive » Making a DVD Says:

    […] posted previously about mixing 5.1 Surround Sound which was easy to implement using the authoring software as was subtitles. My only regret is that […]