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Old 09-12-2017, 01:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jpanderson80 View Post
Dave, are you saying that a song mixed in Ambisonic format and bounced to stereo will sound more natural/better than if the song were mixed in stereo to begin with? I'm very curious about this.

Yep. That is exactly what I am saying. I wasn't expecting such a difference but it would be hard for me to go back to mixing in stereo now. Even mono downmixes sound better (levels are much more consistent and phase issues are far fewer).
I first noticed this when producing a 5.1 output from an Ambisonic mix of a song I had previously mixed in 5.1. The new 5.1 downmix from the Ambisonic mix sounds FAR more spacious and is much more detailed basically because what is being heard is an Ambisonic soundfield created for a specific speaker arrangement.
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