Archive for the ‘Surround’ Category

Get up, get on up, to 5.1, with Penteo 4 Pro

The new 64-bit Penteo 4 Pro native Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) stereo to 5.1 plug-in from Perfect Surround is being demonstrated on the Avid booth at NAB in Las Vegas. It offers “exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, natural-sounding surround”. Penteo 4 Pro is 100-percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. […]

2014 Godzilla remake sounds amazing

As well as being tantalising and a wee bit scary, this trailer for Gareth Edwards’ remake of Godzilla, which hits our screens this Summer, also boasts some ace, atmospheric sound design. Roll on 15 May … especially as it’s going to sound awesome in Dolby Atmos.  

Surround sound in the rain coming soon

UK members of the Community would probably have welcomed hearing about The Anywhere Umbrella a few weeks ago when the weather was as inclement as we have ever known in this country. But, in fact, this isn’t an umbrella at all, but an elaborate multi-speaker umbrella-shaped portable sound system. It’s still only a concept, and, […]

Dolby’s designs on our ears

Patrick von Sychowski (left), a self-confessed Celluloid Junkie,  was over in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress last week, the lucky chap. Amongst other things, he was looking into Dolby’s ambitions for Atmos beyond the cinema auditorium. With the ongoing development of Dolby’s imaging division and last week’s announcement of the acquisition of digital cinema […]

2014 Best Sound BAFTA goes to ‘Gravity’

Glenn Freemantle and the rest of the Gravity sound team, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri and Chris Munro, receive the BAFTA Award for Best Sound at the Royal Opera House on Sunday evening, and talk to the BBC’s Zöe Ball backstage about working on the film.