How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

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How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSat Apr 04, 2020 1:12 pm

I have a clip recorded in mts format with audio 6 channels - AC-3 Dolby Digital.
6 mono tracks are created in the timeline.
What to do to have 1 audio track with 6 channels?
Can I mix to 1 stereo track?

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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 am

Create a new audio track with 6 channels. If your bus is Stereo it will downmix it for you.

I'd suggest checking out a Fairlight tutorial or two.
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 9:25 am

My BUS is a 2ch stereo. When I drag a file onto the timeline, 6 mono audio tracks are created.
Creating a new track 5.1 gives nothing.
I try to mix 6 tracks to 1 5.1 or to 1 stereo track, but I didn't find anything in the documentation.

I'm trying to create a new timeline with 1 track audio but no result.
Is it possible to do it in the free version?

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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 9:48 am

From the Fairlight menu make your main bus a mono bus.
then make a timeline with six mono tracks
in media pool clip attributes select the clip (s) and make them 6 channel monos
drag them to the timeline
they should mix to the mono main bus
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 10:28 am

Peter Chamberlain wrote:From the Fairlight menu make your main bus a mono bus.
then make a timeline with six mono tracks
in media pool clip attributes select the clip (s) and make them 6 channel monos
drag them to the timeline
they should mix to the mono main bus



I did according to your instructions but I still get 6 separate mono tracks.
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 11:02 am

Configure the source media with the required channel configuration via Clip Attributes in the Media Pool prior to drag-dropping on to the Timeline.
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 11:28 am

Reynaud Venter wrote:Configure the source media with the required channel configuration via Clip Attributes in the Media Pool prior to drag-dropping on to the Timeline.
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Thank you!
I'm getting closer to success!
It works if we start from zero :)
My movie is already partially edited and how to transfer clips from the old timeline (6 tracks mono) to the new timeline (1 track audio 5.1). ?

Thank you!
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 11:45 am

It may be simpler just creating a Link Group (Fairlight menu > Link Group) in the current Timeline.
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 2:32 pm

Reynaud Venter wrote:It may be simpler just creating a Link Group (Fairlight menu > Link Group) in the current Timeline.


Try this. If you have them on the timeline in the order shown in Reynaud's earlier post choose 5.1 (L-R-C-LFE-LS-RS).

See manual p2842 for more info.
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 3:30 pm

To go from 5.1 to stereo requires a correct mixture of center, rear and LFE onto the left and right channels.

Is Resolve doing that automatically?
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Re: How to mix 6 Audio channels to 1 track

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 4:33 pm

Cary Knoop wrote:Is Resolve doing that automatically?
Reduce Busses follow ITU coefficients.

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