Our studios are setup with 7.1 using the dolby home theater 7.1 standard (we are in games so this is our target setup).
edit: link to this arrangment: http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/setup/connection-guide/home-theater-speaker-guide/index.html#
The channel arrangment for that is LRCLfeLsurRsur Lbacksur Rbacksur.
Unfortuantly this arrangement is not possible with Nuendo currently. Nuendo says there are extra side channels in 7.1 music (so ch56 & ch78 are flipped) and in cine its with extra front speakers. This causes the metering to be off for our rooms and mixdowns to be a true PITA.
Has anybody found a good work around for this? Is this on Steinberg’s list of issues to adress in upcoming updates?
Also, why is the channel arrangement and angles hardcoded? It would be much better if you coudl create your own speaker setups that are optimum for your platform.