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Some additional useful web links relating to surround sound etc...
Loads of info on Dolby Surround, Dolby Standards and cinema surround in general, a lot of it in downloadable pdf format.
Some interesting perspectives on using modern surround formats etc as part of the compositional process from Dr Ambrose Field, a colleague in our Music Dept.
A huge resource on surround sound from Dave Malham (also of the York Music Dept), mainly concentrating on Ambisonics.
The reference for the Philip Newell paper on the Yamaha NS10m speaker and the comparative study is:
"The Yamaha NS10m: 20 Years as a Reference Monitor. Why?", P. R. Newell, K. R. Holland and J. P. Newell, Proc. of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol 23, Part 8, pp. 29-40, Reproduced Sound 17, Measuring, Modelling and Muddling, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, 16-18 Nov, 2001.