East Rutherford, NJ (September 2, 2016)—In the theatrical world, creating immersive sound for the audience has long been a goal. Netherlands-based Astro Spatial Audio has developed SpatialSound Wave Software for live entertainment, intended to facilitate directional production of sounds and acoustic environments without the audience being restricted to preferred seats. Now theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company Masque Sound has become ASA’s first US dealer.
The agreement was inked in partnership with HoughtonLloyd, ASA’s exclusive North American distributor. ASA’s system offers a user interface, an extended sweet spot and several features for real-time movement and positioning of sound objects. Equally noteworthy, productions can be scaled up or down to different rooms or loudspeaker configurations—free of audible artifacts such as phasing or comb filtering.
At a recent showcase, John Storyk, founding partner of the Walters-Storyk Design Group, auditioned the Astro Spatial Audio 3D system, and noted, “My initial impression of the system and its technology was that it is very impressive. What I particularly liked was that it is a system offering a family of tools and technologies that can work for live and curated performances as well as serve as an architectural – acoustic adjustable immersive system—allowing for environments to be electronically altered. This is a powerful tool for designers such as ourselves at WSDG. I particularly enjoyed that it is speaker agnostic.”
Geoff Shearing, president of Masque Sound, offered, “We have already seen an incredible response to this product by the sound designers in our community. As a leader in providing innovative solutions to our field, we felt very strongly that we needed to get behind this groundbreaking device. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what new directions this product will take us.”
The Astro Spatial Audio 3D audio system will be demonstrated during the upcoming AES Show in Los Angeles, CA (September 29th thru October 1st) in Room 511C.
Astro Spatial Audio