Dolby 7.1 is the latest in the series of patterns that have manipulation similar to the classic Dolby Söround. In this new pattern, we add a club to the Dolby 5.1 pattern, first shown in the video of the 9th Secret German Convention. Dolby 5.1, Dolby 5.2 and Dolby 7.1 were all composed together as a set by Ed Clark.
Seeing as Dolby 7.1 is another step up in the difficulty of manipulator patterns I’ve not gone with a standard pattern video, but instead added some training patterns – like a workshop.
1. Keep the tempo slow when you are throwing the heffs – you are controlling the pattern speed.
2. The manipulation needs to be a little faster than you might do it in Dolby 5.1, as the tempo is set by the dwell & height of the heffs. Slow manipulation can introduce timing problems for catching the 4p4p.
3. Heffs (4) and double passes (4p) must be the same height in order to keep good timing.
4. The pattern is synchronous.