Surround Sound Practice

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Theory Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
A one hour lesson per week
Total contact hours
14 hours
Study load
70 hours

Form / content / level

Students who are admitted to the third year and in the possession of a studio license.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing a profound routine of mixing 5.1 and Dolby Athmos and learning to abstract cinematic sound to the mixing situation in the studio.
Relation to other modules
Related to CFT Main Subject.
Exploring the possibilities and limitations of surround sound, we create impuls responses from the focus film theater and use them as filter in our surround mixing environment in the ArtEZ Studio 3.17.
From there we mix our own music, convert it to DSP and listen to it in the cinema. Here we experience first hand how the mix sounds and take this into consideration for the next mix in the studio. Listening and mixing session will be 1:1 so half of the sessions take place in the cinema, the other half in the studio.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes.
Material & Tools
The students' own compositions of any style.
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of the module. The assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Learn how to create cinematic surround sound.