Open your ProTools Session or Create a new Session and import the 5.1 tracks you would like to turn into an LtRt track.
| Make sure the Routing of the session is correct. To do this-|
Go to >Setup>I/O
|Go to Import Settings|
Go to the templates folder again and choose the UT RTF Default pio
Open your existing Mix session or create a new one
To make a new session to add your 5.1 tracks n to mix down to LtRt do the following.
Open ProTools and make a new session.
Wav file type 48KHz
Choose where the session will be saved
Go to >File>Import>Audio
Navigate to the 6 channel audio files that should
be organized in the following order
Left = 1
Right = 2
Center = 3
LFE = 4
Ls = 5
Rs = 6
Or if you have one Surround Interleaved File
Select It and it will come in correctly
Select the audio tracks and choose "Add All"
Then click Done
Choose New Track as the Destination
Go to File>Import>Session Data
Navigate to the Printmaster Template Folder that is on one of the Storage Drives of the Computer
Open this folder and select the ProTools session with the .ptx extension
Import Session Data Settings. Select all 4 tracks to import as New Tracks>Copy from source media>Link to source media and Maintain absolute time code values - Click OK
After the 4 tracks import, select all the tracks in the session not the printmaster tracks just the tracks in your mix session
Go to the Mix Window
Then change the output of each track by clicking on the Output path in the "Audio Path Selector"
Selecting only the tracks in your ProTools Session change the audio tracks to 5.1 Record bus. Make sure you don't change the 4 tracks that you imported as session data.
Change the output path to bus to the 5.1 Rec (5.1) path
Tracks output should look like this
Set the surround sound tracks to the correct Panning settings
Using the Multi Channel Panner Windows
|To see the panning larger select the Output Window Button shown here|
Set the Lfe Channel to this setting
Set it to "Zero" or Unity - this picture shows the LFE
slider set to -infinity of nothing. Turn up the slider
till you get a "0" in the LFE window.
Set the 5.1Printmaster and the LtRt Rec track to "R" record
See this example to show the panning of all the audio outputs for 5.1-all channels should have a panning assignment like this
|Click on the SurCode Plugin to make sure the encoding is turned on|
Example of how the "Surcode" Plug in should be set
Click on the ENCODE side tab to make sure it's active
Should be highlighted in white
Also make sure the MODE is set to Pro Logic
Open the Transport tool Go to Window>
Click the Red Record button and then the blue Play button to start the playback and recording of the LtRt and 5.1 outputs
The outputs will be created in real time and can be monitored in the mix window so one can see the process working.
NOTE THAT YOU WILL ONLY SEE TWO TRACKS RECORDING. That means that it's working it's mixing down the 6 tracks to two LtRt tracks. If you see more than two tracks recording in the LtRt record window it's not working correctly and the SurCode encoder is not enabled. Make sure the ENCODE side is highlighted in the SurCode plugin window
Once finished the tracks will look like 6 channels shown here.
BUT ONLY TWO HAVE AUDIO ON THEM THE Left and the Right
We want to export the LtRt as an interleaved .wav of only the Left and Right Channels
To do this right click on the LtRt track and choose Split into Mono
Next select the LtRt L and the LtRt R in the Edit window and the will be highlighted in the side bar Regions window when selected. Drag them from the Regions window to the LtRt track with nothing in it.
So the track looks like this
The next step is to export the selected "Clips" as files.
Make sure the tracks are selected in the edit window which will highlight them in the "Clips" window. Then click on the "Clips" title bar
Selecting the tracks here will highlight them in the "Clips" column
Choose the Export Selected as a
24 Bit 48 K
These are the files that each student needs to output true 5.1 and LtRt