Phil McGowan, scoring mixer and studio manager at Trevor Morris Studios in Santa Monica, has been utilising the Penteo 4 Pro stereo-to-surround up-mixer for the past year on a number of scores for both film and television, notably the programme Vikings.
McGowan mixes on a Euphonix System 5 console, and uses Avid's Pro Tools 11 running AAX 64-bit processing. For monitoring, the LCR or front speakers are a trio of PMC IB2's with built-in M&K tripole surrounds and a pair of JL Audio Fathom 13 subwoofers for the LFE channel. The LCR is lightly bass managed on the monitoring end into the subs as well as for a little extra low end extension.
Read the entire interview with Phil McGowan in the Perfect Surround Master Class series.