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Phantom Center vs. Center Channel for Lead Vocals: what Does the Average Consumer Prefer?
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Audio engineers differ in their views regarding the usage of the Center Channel or to use thecommonly known Phantom Center when creating music mixes in 5.1-surround. Some debate thatthis is because of their earlier experiences on mixing music for the stereo format, with relationsto the history of the 5.1 surround system being looked upon as a format for film only. But whatseem to be forgotten are the consumers’ preferences. A listening test is constructed to investigateif consumers have a clear preference regarding lead vocal panning. Subjects referred to asconsumers, consisting of untrained listeners, will listen to three songs mixed in 5.1 surround withthree conditions per song where the lead vocal panning is changed between each condition. Thesubjects choose their preference along with an attribute explaining why they preferred the chosencondition. A chi-squared distribution test is used for the statistical analysis. The result showedthat the subjects had no clear preference.

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2015. , 19 p.
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Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Ljudteknik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45996Local ID: 3a3bd695-cf47-4408-92ec-fd0b222f85bdOAI: diva2:1019304
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Audio Technology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150604 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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