I am currently doing Voice-Overs for a documentation for a client.
I received some specs for the delivery, which I am not 100% sure about, maybe someone can help me ?
“5.1 and +20 LT/RT final printmaster”
I found out that “LT/RT” is a matrix-decoded 2-Channel downmix format. Is Nuendo capable of doing this ? Or do I need something like “Neyrinck SoundCode LtRt Tools” which I found online?
The other thing which I am not very sure about is the “+20”, can someone help me out with this?
If you’re only doing a voice over and aren’t delivering the final mixes and stems then I don’t think that section should apply to you. Surely a re-recording engineer should take care of it after you’re done.
Make a 2.0 output bus if you haven’t already.
Make a 5.1 Audio Channel and route that to the 2.0 bus, mix convert will be applied automatically on the ‘panning’ area of the channel and downmixed to 2.0. You can double click on it to see the settings per channel, the default usually works fine.
Now render converted channel, or select the file and use the export window to select the 2.0 channel and export it to a folder of your choice.
P.s. LtRt (Left Total, Right Total) used to be a Dolby SR stream for film, which contained 4 encoded channels, LCR and a mono surround channel(LCRS). When mastering for film you would use a Dolby SR Encoder to fold down these channels to 2.0 or Left Total - Right Total. This could only be properly decoded by an SR decoder.
Okay, as you can see I am absolutely new to Nuendo, I will check it again.
But I got a bit confused, The Lt/Rt File will still be a regular Stereo-File ? Because I bought the NEYRINCK SOUNDCODE LTRT TOOLS
to get and to check a Lt/Rt - Mix, and I got no difference between a regular downmixed file and my decoded file.
I tried it out to encode both Stereo-Files (One decoded and one with the native-Downmixer from Pro Tools) with the Soundcode plugin and both sounded the same, am I doing something wrong?
Yeah sry, I am new to Nuendo x)
But can you explain me (for idiots) how this Lt/Rt thing works?
I bought " NEYRINCK SOUNDCODE LTRT TOOLS" to decode my 5.1 Mix to a Stereo-File. So far so good…
But my regular Downmixed-File sounds exactly the same when encode back again to 5.1… Shouldn’t it be different?