The steps to create a DVD or Blu-ray disc from multi-channel tracks
This can be done from single files that are already multi-channel (e.g. a 6 channels .wav or .aif file), or from a set of mono files that each encode a channel.
Step 1 (multi): Import the multi-channel files.
Step 1 (mono) : or import the mono files. DVD-Audio Solo support the naming conventions of Samplitude (e.g. *C24.wav, *FL24.wav, *FR24.wav, *LFE24.wav, *SL24.wav, *SR24.wav) or Vegas (
*Left.wav, *Right.av, *Center.wav, *LFE.wav, *Left Surround.wav, *Right Surround.wav), in addition to its own format (*_FL.wav, *_FR.wav, *_C.wav, *_LFE.wav, *_SL.wav, *_SR.wav).
Step 2 (mono) : Define the number of channels for the tracks that are made of several mono files, from 2 to 6.
Step 3 : Write to disc
Step 1 (multi): Import the multi-channel files. The Import panel will display multi-channel tracks as on the left picture.
Step 1 (mono) : or import the mono files, only one from each mono set (e.g. the front left). The Import panel will display the mono channel track as on the right picture.
Step 3 : Write to disc.
When upmixing with the bult-in VST plug-in provided with HD-Audio Solo or HD-Audio Remaster, you can tune the parameters to widen the sound field if you find it too narrow. Conversely, you can also narrow it.
When using the upmixing VST, you can leave the 2 front channels (FL, FR) unchanged by setting the Front Ambience parameters to 0.5. This is usefeful for archival purposes.
The V.I. upmixing VST plug-in works in real-time. You can listen to the effect of the parameters by playing a track within the application if your computer is equiped with surround speakers.