Creating an Immersive Fold-Out – Look Ahead


A comprehensive autoenthnographic case study, detailing the practice, engineering science and research used to create a stereo to 5.1-fold-out of the Canadian piano and bass jazz duo recording, Look Ahead. This paper asserts that a stereo to 5.1-fold-out, rather than fold-down is a preferable method be- cause it affords each version a creatively distinct virtual acoustic environment by unique preparation. Fold-out results in two separate and unique masters that share a strong common foundation of ensemble sound. The conclusion reveals universal insights gleaned from the practice and research, henceforth assisting creators to adapt a stereo sound-field into a multichannel immersive sound-scape.

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