Object-based 3D sound specialist Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) has announced Swedish firm Audile Electroacoustics AB as the latest global supplier.
As the official solutions partner for Sweden, Audile will provide training and support whilst leading the expansion of Astro Spatial Audio’s brand-independent immersive audio technology into the country’s entertainment sector.
Audile Electroacoustics is an electro acoustic consulting and systems integration company with a strong footprint across the whole Scandinavian market with a range of high-profile installations under its belt in the commercial and theatrical space.
“Our experience with these kinds of systems and the sonic evaluation of our trusted customers have all been clear that this is the best sounding platform on the market,” said Mikael Collin, sales and project manager at Audile. “More or less all of the larger venues will be investing in this kind of technology to cope with future demands from productions so the number of possible installs over time is huge. We already have a lot of requests for demos.”
The core of the Astro Spatial Audio solution is the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine, which facilitates the conversion of audio signals into audio objects. Measuring just 3U but delivering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways, the SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s positions within virtual 3D space over 160,000 times per second, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. Astro Spatial Audio is entirely brand independent, freeing audio professionals to choose the loudspeakers, consoles and third-party brands they want to use.
“We are both delighted and honoured to welcome Audile into our global family”, commented Graham Murray, who looks after global business development for Astro Spatial Audio. “The knowledge and experience of our new solutions partner are second to none, and I’m very confident that we will achieve great things together in Sweden. I look forward to a long and fruitful friendship.”
Astro Spatial Audio’s team has already traveled to the region to present a range of demo sessions in Sweden and Norway. “The demo sessions were incredibly well-received by a knowledgeable audience,” added Murray. “Following these sessions, I have a huge amount of confidence that our partnership with Audile will bring us both a great deal of success.”