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Separating Background Music, Sound Effects & Dialogue In FCPX

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So I am continuing work on my fanedit and am using FCPX and while it's been helpful in most areas I've found it difficult to separate the music, effects and dialogue from eachother and have often had to resort to muting certain segments of my edit than searching the web for multiple FX and soundtracks just to get the quality in certain cuts that I am looking for yet I have seen tutorials online where one can simply switch to there 6 Mono sound setting and mute it's various channels to remove the music but retain the dialogue and sound effects however the only sound options available to me from the Blurey's source of my edit are Stereo, Dual Mono and Reverse Stereo.

Essentially what I am asking is, is there any way to manipulate the sound channels that I have in FCPX in order for me to isolate/separate dialogue, background music or FX/sound effects in certain scenes and if not is there a software capable of performing such things that doesn't require me to pay monthly for it?
 

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Since the title you are working with is only available in stereo your options are more limited.
 
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Since the title you are working with is only available in stereo your options are more limited.
Is there software I can use to change its audio settings to Surround 5.1 and grant more mono options available to use or am I stuck having to mute various clips and add new background music and FX?
 

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Stereo sound is essentially the same as two mono files, just stick together, one assigned to each speaker. Surround sound is essentially the same as six mono files, again stuck together and one to each speaker.

You can mix surround down to create a stereo mix, but it goes from six files to two and that's a lossy process, and you can fake an upmix from stereo to surround by duplicating tracks and panning then different directions, but there's no way to truly get surround FROM stereo.
 

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Well there is a program that can SOMETIMES do what you want, that is convert a stereo mix to 5.1 surround and isolate a center channel with only dialogue and effects. It really depends on how the audio was originally processed. The software is called nugen upmix. I was able to accomplish this in a deleted scene that was in stereo and it figured out what was supposed to be in the center channel.
 
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