Immersive Sound: New Tools Of The Trade

Date: 04/13/2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA—For decades, whatever the loudspeaker configuration, multichannel surround audio production was strictly the domain of the major film studios, until the arrival of optical disc-based delivery formats brought a democratization of the process through a proliferation of new tools, then adoption by television broadcast.  MORE

DTS:X Details Unveiled

Date: 04/10/2015

DTS is returning to cinemas, unveiling details of its next-generation DTS:X open, object-based, immersive audio technology.  MORE

Youtube-Borne, Multifaceted Success

Date: 04/09/2015

BROOKLYN, NY—In some ways, Fall On Your Sword is a tricky entity to define: Is it a group of YouTube stars, a performing and recording band, a multi-media sonic art collective, a music production company or musicdriven video artists? The answer is all of the above, while also being—perhaps a little more prosaically—a full-service audio post production facility that recently opened a second room at its home base in Williamsburg.  MORE

Merging Moves To 64 Bits

Date: 04/03/2015

Merging Technologies’ platforms have moved to 64-bit operation with the introduction of Pyramix 10, Ovation 6 and VCube 6.  MORE

DTS:X Details To Be Divulged

Date: 04/01/2015

By Joseph Palenchar. DTS plans on April 9 to unveil more detailed plans for its DTS:X object-based surround-sound format, a Dolby Atmos alternative for use on Blu-ray discs and playback in home theater systems.  MORE

Seismic Shake Up In Music City

Date: 03/31/2015

NASHVILLE, TN—The mid-Nineties saw a significant number of music production professionals migrate from Los Angeles to Nashville, hastened by a literal shake up—the 1994 Northridge earthquake.  MORE

Venn Arts Launches

Date: 03/25/2015

Multidisciplinary music supervisor Jonathan Hecht has launched Brooklyn-based Venn Arts, specializing in the creative practice of licensing songs and procuring artists/bands for a broad range of commercial projects.  MORE

Audio For Virtual Reality Takes Off

Date: 03/23/2015

by Steve Harvey. Virtual reality is hardly a new concept, having existed in the imagination, if not in a physical manifestation, for decades. But over recent years, VR has started to enter the popular consciousness via events such as Facebook’s purchase of hardware maker and content creator Oculus for $2 billion and the launch of Google’s inexpensive Cardboard smartphone-driven headset.  MORE

Poll Sound Installs Nuage

Date: 03/18/2015

Utah’s Poll Sound has integrated a Yamaha Nuage production DAW system into its recording studio, where it has on been used on various in-house and live recording projects.  MORE

AES Issues 3D Audio Standard

Date: 03/13/2015

The Audio Engineering Society has published the AES69-2015 standard, which provides a framework for the growing binaural and 3D personal audio industries. The standard, which describes the format and exchange of spatial acoustics files, is the product of the AES Standards Committee.  MORE

ATSC Begins Next-Gen Tech Review

Date: 03/10/2015

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has begun a technical review of three immersive audio delivery proposals for ATSC 3.0, the next-generation television broadcast standard.  MORE

AES Discusses Audio’S Future

Date: 03/10/2015

The Audio Engineering Society’s 57th International Conference, held March 6-8, 2015, took as its theme the future of audio entertainment technology, focusing on delivery via the cinema, television and the internet.  MORE

Apollo On Forefront Of Mission Bound For Unexplored Virtual Horizons

Date: 03/09/2015

MONTREAL, CANADA—As the audio industry has evolved from mono to stereo to quad to surround to immersive sound formats, there have always been those willing to blaze a trail into the unknown.  MORE

Dale Readies Harman, Atmos Demo

Date: 03/05/2015

NYC-based pro audio dealer Dale Pro Audio will hold a two-day demo event, March 12-13, presenting a complete Dolby ATMOS immersive sound production system and gear from Harman brands JBL and Studer, in the form of JBL 7 Series Master Reference Monitors and a Studer Vista mixing system.  MORE

Immersive Sound: Bottom-Up Market Demand

Date: 03/02/2015

Initially debuting in cinemas in 2012, immersive—or 3D—sound has moved with lightning speed into the living room compared to previous multichannel audio formats.  MORE

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