Drag all 6 mono files from the Finder to an empty protools project.
They must be named:
Where "XXXX" is some name, but needs to be the same for all files.
|This will create a single 5.1 track with your mono surround files married together as one.|
|Next go to Setup > I/O...|
|Make sure you're on the output tab.|
|Choose 5.1 from the Default Format drop down.|
|Choose (SMPTE/ITU) from the path order|
|Click New Path|
|Select this dropdown|
|Name it something other than Output and click create|
|Go To the mixer window by pressing Command + =|
|Select the output from the channel I/O|
Choose the 5.1 output bus you created earlier.
Note: You probably won't be able to see the VUs move or hear playback since this output bus was not assigned to any physical hardware outputs.
|Go back to your edit window by pressing Command + =|
Make sure your audio file begins at the beginning of the project.
You may have to move it.
|Choose File > Bounce to > Disk...|
|Your going to change these things|
|Change the Bounce Source to your 5.1 output bus path that you created.|
|Change the format to interleaved.|