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Old 11-11-2003, 05:24 PM
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Default Mixing Orchestral music for TV

I've got a concert recording of a vocal, orchchestra and choir that I'd like to mix for tv.
There are couple of issues I'd like to get some opinions on.

1. Should I still put so much emphesis on mixing in mono or has that now possibly become a thing of the past for most TV viewers / listeners?

2. My gut feeling tells me if I let the levels get too dynamic, then the lower level stuff will get lost to the casual listener. What would the max permissible dynamic range for TV broadcast be.

Any advise from those who have any experience in this area would be gratefully recieved.
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, it's got to sound good in mono. Also pretty even in dynamics is a good rule of thumb. Whoever's going to use it will probably process it more after they get it.
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Old 11-13-2003, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Mixing Orchestral music for TV

Beech,
Post this question over on the "TDM Post and Surround". There are more people who work in Post that can answer your question in that Forum.
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Old 11-13-2003, 04:10 PM
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Thanks Marti.
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Old 11-16-2003, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: Mixing Orchestral music for TV

Mono is a must. Believe it or not. Also, I'm sure that when the music gets married to the show, they'll probably even out the dynamics. Many networks have a strict policy about dynamics (ususually a 10 dB window) and it's not uncommon for a show at broadcast to get crushed by 10-15(!)dB.
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