Listening to this surround UPMIX

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Listening to an amazing upmix of Mccartney's Flaming Pie. Absolutely adore this album, and this upmix is just amazing. If I didn't know, it would probably have taken me a few listened to figure out it's not an upmix. No idea how it was done or who did it. Complete separation with backing vocals in the back and stuff like that. So much fun.
 

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Some might think this belongs in a different thread, but I think there are enough (too many?) "Listening" threads already, so I'm putting it here.

In the last couple of weeks I've become a total convert to the new "Dolby Surround" (a/k/a Dolby Surround Upmixer, a/k/a Atmos upmixer) DSP on my Marantz SR6014, ever since I was reminded that by popular demand, Dolby had restored its "center spread" function after removing it for a few months. It's gotten to the point where I pretty much don't listen to anything in stereo anymore. The DSU's algorithms are brilliant: they do an especially fine job on classical chamber music and acoustic small-group jazz, but I've been impressed by what they can do with some orchestral and large-group stuff, too. This afternoon I put on Vietnamese-French guitarist Nguyên Lê's Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (DSOTM arranged for jazz orchestra, namely the NDR Big Band under Michael Gibbs), and I was just blown away: the opening minutes of "Speak to Me" really do sound like they were mixed--thoughtfully, imaginatively, dramatically--for Atmos. I haven't thrown a lot of pop/rock (or any 5.1) at it yet, but I have high hopes, especially for anything with electronic textures, which the DSU also seems to like.
 

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Tristan Perich, Drift Multiply, for 50 violins and 50-channel 1-bit electronics. Run through my AVR's Dolby Surround Upmixer DSP.

Fans of ambient and/or minimalism will like this record, which was on a whole bunch of classical "10 Best" lists last year. (The DSU really likes other minimalist and "indie classical" stuff, too: Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, Caroline Shaw...)
 
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In the last couple of weeks I've become a total convert to the new "Dolby Surround" (a/k/a Dolby Surround Upmixer, a/k/a Atmos upmixer) DSP on my Marantz SR6014, ever since I was reminded that by popular demand, Dolby had restored its "center spread" function after removing it for a few months. It's gotten to the point where I pretty much don't listen to anything in stereo anymore. The DSU's algorithms are brilliant: they do an especially fine job on classical chamber music and acoustic small-group jazz, but I've been impressed by what they can do with some orchestral and large-group stuff, too.
I also like "Dolby Surround" in my Marantz SR7013 for upmixing. It too has the "center spread" function. I've used it successfully to upmix to 11.1 channel surround with classical music as you have done. I also like Auro 3D especially given that it is adjustable. I wish that Dolby Surround had some adjustment capability, perhaps for the center spread. The real key is not to be constantly flipping between Dolby Surround, Auro 3D and SM Involve and just enjoy the music. (I know...that's not possible when a man has a remote in his hand. :cool:)
 

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More fun with the Dolby Surround Upmixer, this time with contemporary big band music. Both of these albums were recorded and mixed in such a way that the DSU just goes to town on 'em, making you feel like you're on stage in the middle of the orchestra. Miho Hazama and the m_unit (a jazz orchestra with vibes and strings), Journey to Journey (2013), and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, American Adventure (2014), on which the SNJO is joined by a whole bunch of Yank ringers (like Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, and Donny McCaslin).
 
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Scott DuBois, Autumn Wind (2017). Guitar-reeds-bass-drum quartet, augmented by string or wind quartet on some tracks.

Close-mic'd (including the drums), but with lots of (tasteful) reverb, too. Dreamy, abstract, often very tuneful soundscapes. Through the DSU, it comes out totally immersive and atmospheric. Occasionally reminiscent of Bill Frisell. (Bassist Thomas Morgan has spent a number of years developing an almost telepathic relationship with Frisell, as it happens.)
 
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