From Audioholics YouTube: "In this livestream we sit down with David Frangioni to discuss center channel mixing practices for Spatial Audio Music. When Apple and Tidal first started releasing Spatial Audio mixes, I noticed many of them did NOT mix vocals to the center channel but instead used it for effects and reverb. Some experts argue that it's important to have vocals predominantly coming from the dedicated center channel so that every seat gets anchored vocals as opposed to relying on a phantom center that works mostly at the Main Listening Position (MLP) but diminishes as you sit off axis to side seats. David talks about why most Spatial Audio music isn't mixed this way despite it may go against conventional wisdom as the reason why the center channel exists in the first place.
David Frangioni is an award-winning veteran of the music and audio-visual technology industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer, to an audio consultant, technologist, integrator and recording engineer. He’s worked with such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, The Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Cher and Chick Corea. In the A/V world, he led Audio One to more CEDIA awards in a given time period than any other audio-visual system integrator in the USA and in the music business, he has worked on dozens of Gold & Platinum albums. David is CEO & Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s #1 drum magazine www.moderndrummer.com. " https://www.audioholics.com/