Mixing in 5.1 - personal preferences? 2004-08-12 08:55:26 Hey hey everyone. I'm a new poster, but definitely a long time reader...I come here whenever I need some quick information on anything audio. Anywho, I do a lot of remixing and some small-time producing as well. I've recently decided to mix one of the songs I was working on into a 5.1 track. Now, I'm not talking about taking a stereo version of my mix and upsampling with that - I'm talking about deconstrucing all the individual elements in the sequencer and then reconstructing it with certain parts of the mix in certain speakers (kind of like a real DVD-Audio release).Here's where I need your guys' help. I've done some playing around, but I don't really have a solid idea of exactly what goes in what speaker. What I've been doing is having most vocals come from the center, most backup vocals and ambient sound comes from the rear speakers, while the left and right are pretty much slightly altered versions of the original. Does anyone have a personal preference as to what they want coming from their speakers during a surround sound music experience? Has anyone had quite a lot of experience with dvd-audio and knows which elements "belong" where? I only have a few discs and pretty much use those as a template, but there can't be any real wrong and right way.