Hi. Today, for the first time, I am posting a video blog. The reason for this is because the techniques for Surround Mixing to Picture is not something that is seen or something that one can find very often as a video. The other reason is, until now, Dolby Atmos has mostly been present in literature and not really shown in action with a mix. I wanted to show 4 things:

  1. My Mixing Philosophy in relation to Picture
  2. Surround Mixing Techniques
  3. Basic Dolby Atmos Workflow with the Local Renderer
  4. Pro Tools Mixing Techniques.

The song I am using is Chathe by Thaikkudam Bridge. They are an amazing band and one that I personally am a big fan of. Govind Menon, who is the lead composer for the band and the Violinist and Singer, is a very good friend of mine and was very kind enough to offer the tracks and the session for letting me share the techniques of a surround mix. The rights of the song remain with Kappa TV and Mathrubhumi Music. The original mix was done by Rajan KS, Amith Bal and Hemanth K, and Mastered by Farhad Dadyburjor. Something to keep in mind is that this video contains the stereo downmix of the surround one I did. The main idea is the philosophy and technique in such a mix. So, even though I don’t have a way to play the surround for you guys, everything you see in this is done in surround. So, please make sure you hear it with a good set of headphones if possible and also support and like the page of the band. Please share this post if you find it useful. The more we share and spread knowledge, the better our ideas will become.

Thaikkudam Bridge is:

  • Govind Menon
  • Mithun Raju
  • Krishna Bongane
  • Nila Madhav Mohapatra
  • Siddharth Menon
  • Anish TN
  • Vian Fernandes
  • Vipin Lal
  • Christin Jose
  • Ashok Nelson
  • Peethambaran Menon
  • Ruthin Thej
  • Anish Krishnan
  • Amith Bal, Rajan K.S, Hemanth and Sujith

I hope you enjoy this.

PS: WordPress has done some conversions on the video that I uploaded so the audio is not on .wav format. But the concepts are still valid.