> Now, it's probably too late for this years project
If the Blender team's soundtrack mixer made mix stems available, there
could still be a linuxaudio.org remix contest. The final Durian DVD
could be mastered with alternative soundtracks, potentially.
It would be great to have our member Harrison Consoles involved; they
have a strong interest in film audio mixing and have also contributed to
the Ardour project.
This contest could pave the way for a full Free Software soundtrack
production in future. I agree that projects of this nature are a good
way to find out what the applications really need.
I don't think the 5.1 LFE channel can be ignored, it's really essential
in digital cinema for the Kaboom! of action movies. The current
limitation with GNU/Linux is not necessarily the AC-3 encoding, it's
having an automated 5.1 panning system in your software mixer. Harrison
has a motorised and touch sensitive surround panning joystick on its
Trion control surface. It would be nice to have an affordable USB
version of that :-)
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