- Oct 31, 2008
- Middle TN
This is a good assessment. When I listen to how they mixed this, it sounds like they took the final stereo stems/tracks, put some of them discretely in front, some discretely in back, some equally front and back ("big stereo"), and others nudged towards the front or back. The "Plus" you refer to, for me, is the added discrete bits moving around the room. My feeling, though, is that the overall effect really works and I'm enjoying it... it really does "stay true" to the stereo version while still providing a big, full, immersive and FUN soundStereo plus mix plus is stereo in the front vs stereo in the back doing different things, not a discrete 5.1.
All the channels. SteelyDave posted somewhere on QQ about it. It’s the DR for each channel added together and divided by no. of channels. So the average DR of all channels.Does anyone know: when you use the DR meter on a multichannel recording, does it take into account all the channels, or just the front left and right?
And IF SNOOD says it's GREAT........you can bet your bottom dollar.......he ain't exaggerating!Well I posted this on another thread so here goes again:
Ok let me start by saying - WOW
This is my review on Amazon and I plugged QQ - hope it makes it on............
First off - Let me say what a GREAT concept album this is - This is NEW Styx, but with a few touches of old STYX and QUEEN even \o/
OK secondly, Please try to temper or temper the review of the 5.1 before mine from some other person (have no idea what kind of hearing problems, sound system problems or digestive impaction he or she might be experiencing that is causing problems with their hearing ) . Yes, I am also mega familiar with the great 5.1 mixers Steven Wilson, Elliot Scheiner, Bob Clearmountain. That being said, I am very familiar with surround sound, the effects, whether they be Quad or 5.1.
If your sound system is positioned correctly ahem ......this is definitely a great surround experience. I walked up to each speaker and re-winded mega numerous times......yes you might hear a lil bit of say a guitar or piano piece up front while it is majorly more prominent in the rears, but this is definitely NOT - I REPEAT NOT, big stereo.....THIS IS A SURROUND TRIP - the special effects also go from one speaker to the other and other and so on...........
Some of the more rock songs might be a less surroundy, but OMG this as a whole is AWESOME - Maybe not on par with the DARK SIDE OF THE MOON SACD, but daaaaaaaaaaaamn - Major Kudos to STYX for making this a very very very enjoyable rocket ride to MARS!!
Pick this up now if you are a STYX fan and have a surround sound system/bluray player that is 5.1 sound - TURN IT UP and sit in the sweet spot - Take that Rocket Ride to Mars and save EARTH!! \o/
The graphics with each song are nice and you can turn on lyrics if you want.
3 choices of Surround and Hi res Stereo tooo at 24/96 on both........holy crap!!! Pick this up now if you are into Surround.
So inexpensive and so AWESOME......
Back to Snooooood...........voting
Easy 8 and almost a 9 - went with the 8.4 - go pick this up