well, anyway. Still the question remains *why* music is nowadays less preferred than sound effects. At least in those genre movies we obviously talk about.
...Finished "MOS" a month back.
But, bottom line...the only thing worth fighting for is making a great movie. Sometimes you, the composer, have to say "...bin the music. The sound design is much more appropriate."
Jay, I don't think that's the point of Hans post. In every sentence he makes clear that it's all about communication. Getting everybody involved and being transparent with ones own work. And that's surely not dependent on budget size...
Yet we still enjoy great music in mono on our home stereo setups, because it still is great enjoyable music.The one other reason I mentioned the 5.1 thing is that I really regret not having done things at the most future proof way back then. I'd love to remix "Lionking", for example, as a proper 5.1 soundtrack. I think surround in one way or the other will become a more standard music format in the future, and I don't want to not have the ability to do a proper rerelease.
but the recording? He had no choice. You do. But go ahead - do your next score in mono