Toronto, Canada (October 4, 2005)–Holophone will showcase its two new professional products currently in development–the Holophone PRO Mini and Pocket PME–at the 119th AES Convention this weekend at NYC’s Javits Center, Booth, #654. Since shipping of the H2-PRO began at AES in San Francisco last year, Holophone has increased its global presence with the addition of 13 new dealers worldwide to add to its International dealer network, and has noted a dramatic increase in the use of the H2-PRO for the recording of 5.1 Surround Sound on music, broadcast and film projects.
The 13 new dealers include Everything Audio for the UK, DMT Pro, Jolly Pro Audio, and Cape Spencer for Hong Kong and China, Advanced Communication Equipment International Co., Ltd for China, Hong Kong, and Macau, Dong Yang Digital Co., Ltd and Koil Corporation for Korea, Gotham Sound and Communications, Inc. for New York and Northeast US, Tapages for France, Group Arte y Tecnologia S.A. de C.V. (Artec) for Mexico, Funky Junk SRL for Italy, and VF Gadgets for Canada.
“We’re very encouraged by the growing interest around the world in the Holophone products, especially the H2-PRO,” stated Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. “The thirteen new dealers we’ve added since we began shipping the H2-PRO greatly increases our global reach. They are all leaders in their respective markets who are passionate about Surround Sound.”
As the H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone makes its way into the market and into the hands of customers around the world, it is being used to capture more events and as a result, there is an increasing amount of new 5.1 channel “Holophone” Surround Sound content available to consumers. Holophone partner Third Wave Productions has used the H2-PRO to record the likes of Elton John and Celine Dion at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as well as using it at the Bonaroo Festival to record The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Government Mule and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. The Elton John show will be broadcast in HDTV with 5.1 channel surround sound during Thanksgiving on NBC.
“The tapes we’re getting from our partners and customers of recordings made with the H2-PRO are phenomenal,” stated Holophone president and founder Michael Godfrey. “I can’t wait until these recordings are available to the public so consumers can get a sense of just how powerful of an experience it is to hear 5.1 Surround Sound music and other content recorded with the H2-PRO. It feels like you’re at the actual event.”
In addition, Coming Home Studios used the H2-PRO to record Whitesnake in the UK for DVD release later this year. Swedish Radio broadcast an Iron Maiden concert live in surround sound from Gothenberg, Sweden. The London Philharmonic was recorded at Air Lyndhurst in London using an H2-PRO as well. The audio will be used for a feature film project to be presented on the world’s largest motion picture screen.
Long-time Holophone client, the Moscow International house of Music in Russia, recorded an album from performances at their venue exclusively using the H2-PRO. The SACD, titled Yellow Stars – in memory of the Holocaust victims, has just been released worldwide by Delta Music (Capriccio). Holophone will demonstrate 5.1 Surround Sound tracks from this release at their booth at AES.
The Holophone-MINI and Pocket PME are one-of-a-kind products based upon patented Holophone technologies. The Pocket PME, as well as being a prototype for the professional broadcast camera market, has also been designed as a test-bed for the unit’s internal scaleable technologies. Holophone plans to manufacture both products in-house and sell them directly and through their worldwide dealer network. Holophone’s technologies are also available for license to consumer OEM’s and others who wish to develop portable, miniature, 5.1 surround sound recording products.