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Fantasia first multichannel film

December 11, 2006

In 1940 Walt Disney’s Fantasia was the first film to be released in a multichannel format called Fantasound. Some important innovations are as follows:

  • the click track
  • dispersion-aligned loudspeaker system with skewed-horn
  • the pan-pot
  • control-track level-expansion
  • overdubbing of orchestral parts
  • simultaneous multitrack recording
  • and the development of a multichannel surround system.

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