WHO WE ARE

Auro Technologies is founded upon the award-winning Galaxy Studios,
a world recognized recording facility located in Mol, Belgium.
Since the construction of their first sound studio in 1980, Wilfried and Guy Van Baelen have built an unsurpassed organization representing the highest achievement in audio excellence. With incremental expansions over the last 15 years, Galaxy Studios consistently leads sound recording and production technology throughout Europe. By continually pushing the boundaries of audio, Galaxy is now set to become the industry's most advanced research center for acoustical recording.
Wilfried developed the Auro-3D® Concept back in 2005, his idea crystalizing soon thereafter with the help of a team of highly specialized engineers. It was in 2006 that Wilfried first presented his concept along with the Auro-3D® listening formats to the Audio Engineering Society conventions in both Paris and San Fransisco. His innovative audio playback system was to include the technical solutions necessary to bring Auro-3D® to the market while staying within the existing standards. After over five years of development, Auro-3D® and it's groundbreaking Auro-Codec are ready to change the way we experience sound.
History shows that the best ideas frequently come from the least expected places. The Van Baelen brothers together with their partner Alfred Schefenacker founded Auro Technologies in 2010 intent on establishing the Next Generation Audio Standard and becoming the leader in State-of-the-Art Sound.

Mission


Auro Technologies aims to create the next generation
audio standard by becoming the leader in State-of-the-Art Sound
The time for a more advanced audio standard has arrived. Commercial players as well as end users are ready for a radical solution that provokes change in the industry and offers audiences a total immersion experience.
Company Values:
Auro Technologies stands for
- Unrestrained Innovation
- Entrepreneurship and Team Success
- Exceptional Performance
- Customer Satisfaction
- Respect and Integrity

TIMELINE


1877 Thomas Edison invents the mechanical phonograph cylinder, which is the first practical sound recording and reproduction device. Naturally, all the early recordings were performed and played back in mono
June 1, 1934The first single groove stereo recording is produced by Bell's Telephone Laboratories in New York City
1976Dolby releases the Dolby Stereo format, which is later developed into Dolby Surround
2005The Auro-3D concept and formats are developed by Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO and Founder of Galaxy Studios & Auro Technologies
2005A 22.2 surround sound format is introduced at the Expo 2005 World Fair (Aichi, Japan)
2006The Auro 9.1 listening format is launched at the AES Convention in PARIS (may 20-23) and SAN FRANCISCO (October 6-8) in the workshops “Surround with Height Channels”
Oct 8-10, 2010The Auro-3D Cinematic Systems (Auro 11.1 and 13.1), Auro Codec and Auro creative tools are presented at the AES Spatial Audio Conference in TOKYO
2011First installations of Auro 11.1 in cinema's
Oct 19, 2011Barco issues a statement from producer Rick McCallum (Lucasfilm) that RED TAILS will be the first movie to be mixed in Auro-3D (october 19)
Jan 20, 2012The Lucasfilm production RED TAILS is released as first Hollywood movie in the Auro-3D format
Sep 2012Indian actor/director/producer Kamal Haasan announces his endorsement of the Auro 11.1 format
Nov 1, 2012Dreamworks Animation announces that their next 15 features will receive an Auro 11.1 mix. The first movie to be released in the format is 'Rise Of The Guardians'
Jan 25, 2013Kamal Haasan releases 'Vishwaroopam', the first Indian movie to feature Auro 11.1. The 3D audio version of the movie is a huge success at the box office
Apr 13, 2013Barco, Auro Technologies and DTS announce that they will join forces to support an open standard for immersive object-based cinema sound, recommending DTS’ object-based MDA (Multi Dimensional Audio) as their prefered format
Aug 2013Game audio specialist Audiokinetic secures a deal with Auro Technologies to integrate Auro-3D® into their immersive cross-platform audio solution Wwise®, bringing the technology to the interactive media and gaming industry
Sep 2013Datasat Digital Entertainment announce that they will integrate the format in their range of high-end consumer audio processors, starting with an updated version of their flagship product, the Datasat RS20i
Jan 2014DMS is appointed as a worldwide distributor (excluding Greater China) for the Auro-3D® ISSP 12.200D AV Receiver products
Jan 2014MBS Studios becomes the exclusive distributor for Auro-3D® audio processor and receiver products in Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong)
Feb 2014StormAudio and Auro Technologies introduce the Auro-3D® Auriga™ processor at the ISE tradeshow in Amsterdam
Feb 2014 Steinway Lyngdorf and Auro Technologies announce the development of Steinway Lyngdorf processors incorporating Auro-3D®
Mar 2014 Mukta Arts chooses Auro-3D for their Whistling Woods International Film, Fashion and Media Institute
Mar 2014 Auro Technologies launches the Auro-3D Authoring Tools V2.0
Mar 2014 Trinity Studios mixes new Tamil masterpieces in Auro 11.1 by Barco
April 2014​ Barco drives open standards and global expansion of Auro 11.1 immersive sound with more than 450 auditoriums and more than 50 movie titles committed for Auro release
April 2014​ MBS studios deal opens the Orient to Auro-3D​
April 2014​ Kulraj Broadway Mumbai introduce Bollywood to Auro 11.1 by Barco
​May 2014 Auro-3D film Swapaanam receives Indian Film Award for Sound Mix
​May 2014 Auro-3D Auriga AV Receiver brings immersive sound in 3D into the home
July 2014​ Fool Cool Rock! - The first Japanese movie mixed in Auro 11.1
July 2014​ The Auro-Beautifyer app supercharges your music collection - Auro-Beautifyer 2.0 now free of charge
July 2014​ Swiss Arena Cinemas chooses Auro 11.1 by Barco for its brand-new Geneva flagship theater
Aug 2014​ Continental and Auro Technologies bring new true 3D immersive sound experience into the car
Aug 2014​ Mando Diao releases world's first pop album in Auro-3D
Aug 2014​ Auro-3D Creative Tool Suite available via Minnetonke Audio Software
Sept 2014​ Lichtmond and Auro Technologies join forces to create world's first ambient album in Auro-3D
​Oct 2014​ Trinnov Audio partners with Auro Technologies to bring Auro-3D Immersive Sound to home cinema
​Oct 2014​ Auro Technologies reveals two new 3D sound processors at CEDIA EXPO 2014
​Oct 2014​ Soundideaz Studios in Mumbai gets Auro-3D mixing capabilities
​Oct 2014​ Denon reveals Auro-3D Upgrade offer for premium AV receivers
Nov 2014 Marantz unveils Auro-3D Upgrade offer for home theatre receiver and preamp/processor
Nov 2014 Lakozy Electronics partners with Auro Technologies to bring Auro-3D home cinema experience to Indian consumers
Dec 2014 Eleven Dimensions Media to distribute the Auro-3D Creative Tool Suite software
Jan 2015 PVR Cinemas first to adopt Auro 11.1 immersive sound technology in New Delhi
Jan 2015 Tiësto's album 'Elements of Life' available in Auro-3D
Jan 2015 Hometronics awarded with CEA Mark of Excellence for Auro-3D home theater installation​
Feb 2015 Auro-3D goes mobile: Vustar and Auro Technologies bring immersive 3D sound to the palm of your hand​
Feb 2015 Ozark Henry announces Auro-3D immersive mix of new album 'Paramount'​
Apr 2015 Fairlight teams up with Auro Technologies for native 3D audio creation​
Apr 2015 Auro-3D Creative Tool Suite sweeps series of NAMM Best of Show awards​
May 2015​ Amplifier Technologies Inc (ATI) to support Auro-3D immersive audio format​
May 2015​ Barco and Auro Technologies introduce AuroMax at Cinemacon 2015​
May 2015​ Qube Cinema incorporates Auro 11.1 by Barco immersive sound in its integrated media blocks​
May 2015​ Galaxy Studios announces 3-picture deal with Mark R.Harris, ensuring Auro-3D release across all three upcoming movies
June 2015 Galaxy Studios announces 3-picture deal with filmmaker Richard Elfman, ensuring Auro-3D release across all three upcoming movies​
Aug 2015​ Odysseo 3D by Cavalia gets Auro-3D boost
Oct 2015​ Auro Technologies announces 5-year deal with Musiek Media Group​
Nov 2015​ Auro-3D Crux lauded with Best in Show award at CE Week
Dec 2015​ Auro Technologies announces deal with Hidden Beach Recordings for their release of Auro-3D remix of 'Jill Scott Live in Paris'​
Jan 2016 Auro Technologies announces 3 upcoming albums ​in Auro-3D together with Sono Luminus
Feb 2016 'Parallax Eden' by ​David Miles Huber to be released in Auro-3D
March 2016 Auro Technologies acquires Digital Media Solutions and its StormAudio brand
March 2016 Rotor Film in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany integrates Auro-3D Studio System for post-production cinema stage
March 2016 Stunning video game action becomes reality with Pixels in Auro-3D
March 2016 'Serious Business' by Spektral Quartet to be released in Auro-3D with Sono Luminus
April 2016 Auro Technologies announces its hardware product plans at CES
April 2016 Home Entertainment & Luxury Audio Product Division introduces StormAudio and GalaxisAudio hardware brands and products portfolio at ISE 2016
April 2016 An all-Belgian cooperation brings immersive live jazz to audiences worldwide for the first time, with the release of 'BJO Finest! - Live'
April 2016 Skylark's 'Crossing Over' to reach a true celestial feeling with release in Auro-3D
April 2016 Roger Shah's new album gets released in Auro-3D: meditation at the highest level
April 2016 Denon announces Auro-3D Upgrade offer for new premium AV receivers
April 2016 Marantz ​unveils Auro-3D Upgrade offer for home theater receivers and preamp/processors
April 2016Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets an immersive release with 4K UHD Blu-Ray in Auro-3D