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Only film institute in Kerala with own facility

5.1/7.1 Mixing:

Course duration - 6 Months

SIFA’s 5.1/7.1 Dolby Certified mixing theatre, with D command ES control surface, Protools HD Ultimate with Martin Audio 3 way speaker system delivers an optimum sound quality. Studio is equipped with two HDX hardware accelerator engine. It is built to perform 18 DSP processing cores, 768 voices and up to 192 I/O channels.

Learning the principles of surround sound and 5.1/7.1 audio mixing technology is of crucial knowledge for specialists in the audio industry. The course explains the project setting premixing and various surround sound formats such as Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS etc. The students will also be introduced to the art of mixing in surround sound on Dcommand ES mixing console and with the Dolby processor.

The students will be taught how to use equalisers, compressors, reverbs, delay units and noise reduction systems and various industry stanard plug-ins.


Introduction to Sound, Accoustics, Types of Speakers, Amplifiers and audio processors. Audio Cables & wiring, Audio levels, Sound calibration basics, Project settings, Signal to Noise Ratio, Dcommand ES Digital Console setting and operation, Assigning & routing of the hardware and software, Compressors & limiters and Noise gate, Digital FX Processors, Virtual Processors, Monitoring settings, Track laying & settings, Multi track Audio editing, Dialogue, Music, SFX, Foley sound premix, Usages and practicals of Industry standard plug-ins, Working with clients and Directors, Final mixing, Stereo mastering, Mastering 5.1/7.1.