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Surround Sound

in Audio Elements, Film and Video Glossary on 2023-02-03

Surround Sound is a type of audio recording that uses multiple channels to capture sound. It aims to create a more immersive and realistic listening experience by placing audio in specific locations within the audio field. The goal of Surround Sound is to surround the listener with audio, providing a more lifelike experience.

Other than Stereo, Surround Sound uses at least five channels of audio: left, center, right, left surround, and right surround. Some systems use more channels for even more realism. The audio engineer can place sounds in specific locations within the audio field, making it appear as if the sound is coming from a particular place in the room. This creates a more convincing and engaging audio experience.

In film and video production, Surround Sound can be used to create realistic soundscapes and enhance the overall viewing experience. It allows audio engineers to place sounds in specific locations within the audio field, making the sound seem more lifelike and convincing.

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