Los Angeles (August 26, 2004)–Dolby Laboratories will host the third annual Surround Music Awards (SMAs), honoring those who have excelled in multichannel music recording and mixing throughout the year. The SMAs will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on August 31, during the 2004 Surround Conference and Expo.
At Surround 2004, Dolby experts will host sessions highlighting the latest innovations in surround sound technology and applications, including a case study on broadcast applications for Fox and a panel session on surround sound for gaming.
“Dolby is pleased to sponsor this year’s Surround Music Awards, to honor the efforts of the industry’s most talented professionals, who deliver the highest-quality surround sound experience possible. These pioneers are elevating surround sound music to new levels as an art form. Dolby is proud to be able to support the mixers and producers, and promote the multichannel music format that they work in,” said Craig Eggers, consumer electronics marketing director, Dolby Laboratories. “With the advancements the industry has experienced over the past year, this year’s awards promise to be the most exciting yet, and Dolby is delighted to play such an instrumental role in this event.”
Dolby will present the 2004 SMAs on Tuesday, August 31, at the Highlands nightclub in the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. For the third consecutive year, a panel of blue-ribbon judges from the surround sound industry will honor achievements in multichannel music recording and mixing. Previous winners include Queen, James Taylor, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Alison Krauss.
Dolby Laboratories is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2004 Surround Conference, the premier international networking and education opportunity for engineers and producers on the leading edge of the surround sound revolution. Professionals attend Surround 2004, presented by CMP Information, to share ideas and techniques and to immerse themselves in the latest technologies presented by showcase exhibitors.
“Broadcast Surround at Fox,” presented by Dolby Jim DeFilippis from Fox, will present this case study session on Tuesday, August 31, 10 10:45 a.m. With 5.1 sound joining high-definition picture at television’s cutting edge, every aspect of broadcast audio from recording to mixing to encoding to final transmission must now be approached from a different perspective. Learn how everything from delivery specs to a variety of technical matters are affecting various types of surround broadcasts, such as concerts, sporting events, and even local newscasts.
“Surround for Gamers,” presented by Dolby’s Jack Buser, PCB Productions’ Keith Arem, and Treyarch’s Tom Hays will present this panel session on Tuesday, August 31, 3:45 4:30 p.m. This panel of expert sound designers and software developers will provide an update on the latest surround sound developments in the expanding gaming world.
If you are a member of the media and are interested in attending the 2004 Surround Music Awards as a guest of Dolby, please contact Melissa Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-683-9068.