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TOPIC: 5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room

5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room 5 months 2 weeks ago #26001

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Hi everyone,

Being very new to this idea of correcting the room via a digital room correction (software/hardware) some of my questions may be daft, for which I appologize :)

I'm a composer and music producer and, incidentally, co-founder of an active speaker company. Which means I get to use all of our speakers on regular bases either in beta testing or in my regular day to day job. I am at present preparing my next production/mixing room where I would like (aside the usual acoustic work that will be done ahead) try to fine tune my listening system. Most often I use a 2 sets of small and one set of big speakers for mono and stereo monitoring. One of the smaller speakers sets are also part of the surround system based on one single model. I also use two different subs (again as part of my testing arena).

All this means I have a few distinct scenarios for which the correction also, I would imagine, be specific. That means I would need three or four separate correction curves and to be able to switch between them depending on what set of speakers I happen to be using at any given time. What would be the best starting point for my experiments?

Thank you very much in advance for your patience and advice.

Kris
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5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room 5 months 2 weeks ago #26004

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Hi, you said "surround" - so perhaps look at the DDRC-88A first? Four filters sets can be loaded.
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5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room 5 months 2 weeks ago #26005

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Ok. That does sound like the right place to start. Thanks!
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5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room 5 months 2 weeks ago #26051

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@ Krisg,

The DDRC-88A would indeed be the starting point I think knowing it's very similar to your requirements. Make sure to check out our app notes in the mean times under the application sections.

www.minidsp.com/applications/home-theater-tuning

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5.1 and stereo correction in a mixing room 2 months 3 weeks ago #27726

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I have started from the stereo version DDRC-22DA. The reason being is that I would like to avoid the double conversion. The ideal would be to have an 8 channel unit with Digital Input and Analog Outputs. I am also looking at something I haven't thought of before and that is using the HDMI for mixing. The idea I am toying with is using your HDMI unit to then feed it to a AV Preamp that has XLR outputs (I have a Marantz that has those) which I would then use to drive my APS surround system. Of course the quality of the conversion and the latency is an issue but since this is only a mixing situation and I already use latency compensation for the picture induced by the flat screen I suppose this wouldn't be too much of a problem. What do you think?
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