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Chapter 11. Mixing Audio > Mixing 5.1 Audio

Mixing 5.1 Audio

Whereas a stereo track includes two discrete channels, a 5.1 audio track includes five discrete channels: left, right, center, surround left, and surround right. Just as sounds reproduced on a stereophonic system can seem to emanate from anywhere between the right and left speakers, sounds on a 5.1 audio system can seem to originate from anywhere in a 360-degree field created by (at least) five speakers.


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