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Ambidio Takes Post Pros Through the Looking Glass

A shift to make Ambidio’s Looking Glass immersive sound monitoring software free is aimed at work-from-home post audio pros.

Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2020)—As the coronavirus pandemic forces post sound professionals to work from home, Ambidio is making its Looking Glass immersive sound monitoring software available for free.

Ambidio Looking Glass produces immersive sound that approximates what can be achieved on a studio mix stage, only it is playable through standard stereo speaker systems. Editors and mixers working from home studios can use it to check their work and share it with clients, who can also hear the results without immersive sound playback systems.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing sound editors and mixers to work remotely,” says Ambidio founder Iris Wu. “Many need to finish projects that require immersive sound from home studios that lack complex speaker arrays. Ambidio Looking Glass provides a way for them to continue working with dimensional sound and meet deadlines, even if they can’t get to a mix stage.”

Sound editors and mixers can use the plug-in as a monitoring tool, to process audio for playback in real-time. Ambidio Looking Glass can also be used to embed immersive sound directly into movies, television shows and other content to allow consumers to experience three-dimensional sound through laptops, TVs and some mobile phones.

Ambidio is also waiving its per-title releasing fee for home entertainment titles during the current cinema shutdown. It applies to new titles that haven’t previously been released through Blu-ray, DVD, digital download or streaming. The free offer is available through May 31. Sound professionals can apply for a free license through Ambidio’s website.

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