All of the tracks were recorded at the theater on my laptop in Protools using the the M-Audio Fast Track Pro. The Fast Track Pro was also an integral piece of equipment for executing a surround sound design. I created four channel surround mixes (Front Left, Front Right, Rear Left, and Rear Right) in Nuendo, and I used Qlab Pro to playback to four separate channels. The Fast Track Pro has four separate analog outputs which I sent to two separate stereo power amps for channels one and two and channels three and four. And, theoretically, in a square space with speakers at each corner, I could put sound in any coordinate on the horizontal plane. With Nuendo, Qlab Pro, a Fast Track Pro, and two stereos, I successfully created quadraphonic surround sound.
The versions of audio that are available for download at www.jonathanguillen.com are stereo reductions of the four channel files. Included are musical themes and sound design created for the show. Each sound was meant to be layered upon one another in various configurations, to be repeated several times or played only once. To experience Minna in your own home, download a free version of Qlab or input the tracks into Ableton Live. Or you can play each track in itunes as you read along with the stage play. Regardless of how you experience the audio, enjoy the madness that is Minna.