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4.3 Using Auro-Codec Encoder

 

Encode Your Mix

(Auro-Codec Encoding License Required)

     

    STEP 1: Select the Desired Audio Format

      Configuring the audio project for supporting a certain audio format (immersive, surround or 1D) depends on the DAW.
      Please refer to Chapter 5: “DAW Routing Approaches” for more information.

    STEP 2: Insert the AURO-3D Export Plugin on the Master Track

      The AURO-3D Export Plugin treats all audio channels at the very end of the audio chain.

    STEP 3: Start Panning Audio Sources

      Simply use the panners natively provided by the DAW to pan the audio sources in 3D.

    STEP 4: Listen to the Encoded Version of Your Mix

    STEP 5: Configure the Auro-Codec Encoder

      Select the Auro-Codec Menu, choose your export options and modify the encoded downmix parameters to adjust the behaviour of the Encoded Mix.

    STEP 6: Export Your Auro-Codec Encoded Mix

 

Decode Your Mix

(Auro-Codec Encoding License Required)

     

    STEP 1: Select the Desired Audio Format

      Configuring the audio project for supporting a certain audio format (immersive, surround or 1D) depends on the DAW.
      Please refer to Chapter 5: “DAW Routing Approaches” for more information.

    STEP 2: Insert the AURO-3D Export Plugin Directly on the Audio Track

      The AURO-3D Export Plugin must be inserted directly on the track containing the Auro-Codec Encoded files (typically 5.1 or 7.1 surround tracks).

    STEP 3: Select the Right Auro Encoded Input

    STEP 4: Listen to the Decoded Version of the Auro-Codec Encoded content

      Select the Monitor Option “Decoded”.
      The original mix is then audible only if the output module of the track is set to a format containing enough channels to do so.
      If the output module of the track is not set to a format containing enough channels (e.g. attempt to decode an Auro 13.1 Format – 14 channels) but is still set to a format containing a number of channels that is eligible for an immersive Auro Format (e.g. Auro 9.1 – 10 channels), the AURO-3D plugin will automatically perform a downmix rendering accordingly (c.f Downmix Format Icon).
      Note that it is also perfectly possible to listen to a Binaural or Stereo Downmix version of the decoded mix (Quality Control Mode).