Old 06-04-2019, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default 8x mono to 1x stereo/downmix plug update(?)

Hi guys.

Looks like this plug (8x mono to 1x stereo) is the go to JS plug for downmixing a 5.1 (and 7.1) surround mix to a stereo track.


But it would be great that this plug had other functions, like:
- toggle buttons for mute and solo each track or groups (Front, center,LFE and Surround).

What do you guys think about this?
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:11 PM   #2
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I would use ReaSurround instead, which has mute and solo, and set up the routing like so:



You'll have to adjust the gain on the LFE and center channel to compensate for their duplication into stereo.

This way you can adjust the 7.1 field and hear the results of that in the stereo mixdown, which means better chance of paletteable phase.

Don't expect to keep all the channels btw, it's not uncommon to totally dump either whole channels or certain frequency spectrums of some channels.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:54 AM   #3
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That's one way to solve that issue...

But then it's still a bit cumbersome to get to these values for a "proper" LoRo mixdown.

L buss to L
C buss to L and R with a -3 db drop
R buss to R
Ls buss to L with a -3 db or -6 db drop ( depending on taste )
Rs buss to R with a -3 db or -6 db drop ( depending on taste )
LFE buss to L and R with a -9db drop

It would be great if we had a easier way to input some levels and percentages on reasurround.


But following your advice, I think I've found a "proper" way to achieve the mixdown.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:29 AM   #4
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Default new mixdown preset

ok, new post just for the corrected (and calibrated) version of the preset!
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:26 PM   #5
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There's a 5>2 downmixer with controls in my surround suite https://github.com/junh1024/Reaper-Surround
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