Recommendations for Surround Sound Production

With increasing numbers of producers, engineers and musicians making their initial foray into the world of surround sound, we also felt it was important to provide a primer of sorts — a summary of the current state of the art — as well as a description of current production practices, distribution formats, and encoding formats. Also included is a discussion of various relevant topics, including surround sound mastering considerations, sample rate conversion, downmixing, and upmixing.