NewAuro B.V and KORG Inc. announce their collaboration in supporting AURO-3D® Technology for “Live Extreme” — a video live streaming system with the highest audio quality ever in the industry — promising a more natural and emotionally captivating experience.
Gooik, (BE) (October 26th, 2023) AURO-3D®, the world leading immersive audio format, announced today the official launch of their collaboration with KORG Inc. to enable streaming of high-resolution immersive audio content using the acclaimed Auro-Codec® via the “Live Extreme” streaming technology.
Live Extreme was launched in September 2020 by KORG Inc. With world-first innovations in high-resolution audio and video streaming, Live Extreme allows your audience to hear every nuance of a performance. With AURO-3D, Live Extreme enters a new era of audio streaming by using the Auro-Codec real-time encoder for selected performances, allowing for unprecedented audio quality and live like experiences for end consumers.
With the support of AURO-3D encoded content, Live Extreme streams in immersive audio for the very first time, choosing AURO-3D as its main format for their immersive audio launch. With over 100 concerts streamed since 2020, new on-demand shows will become available for end-consumers regularly in Japan, with North America and Europe already in motion.
The new built-in real-time Auro-Codec support allows for high-resolution immersive sound (up to 96 kHz/24 bit) in the AURO-3D formats (e.g., Auro 9.1 or Auro 11.1 (7.1+4H)). The result is a compelling, natural immersive sound experience providing the sensation of being in-person at the live event, that can be experienced using all existing AURO-3D compatible devices from over 20 brands.
“Tokyo University of the Arts” has adopted the Live Extreme system for their “Geidai Music Archive”, and selected performances are already made available in the AURO-3D format today. These archives, created from April 2023 onwards and performed by the university, allow their university students an artistic showcase in 4K video including immersive audio in AURO-3D 24 bit/96 kHz, using the “Tokyo Geidai Digital Twin” website https://dt.geidai.ac.jp/?p=1897
“We are thrilled to become part of this outstanding “Live Extreme” solution from KORG with our AURO-3D lossless immersive sound codec. ,” says Rudy Van Duppen CEO of NewAuro BV. “This will contribute to bringing the most natural immersive sound possible of live events to our customers.”
“AURO-3D is an exciting immersive format and great partner to Live Extreme which has been rigorously pursuing the highest sound quality for streaming. Enabling PC and Mac playback for AURO-3D via web browsers is also going to be a big appeal to our clients,” says Koji Oishi, Board Director of KORG Inc.
More information about “Live Extreme” can be found at
About NEWAURO B.V.
Home to the award-winning immersive audio format Auro-3D, NEWAURO provides full ecosystem solutions for industry professionals and consumers, ranging from content creation tools to playback integration in Home Entertainment, Automotive, Mobile and Cinema. In 2011, AURO-3D revolutionized the audio industry with the introduction of a true immersive sound experience and groundbreaking technology suite that enables content creators and product developers to hear more and feel more for a more exciting, emotional, and moving audio experience. The company SAFFELBERG INVESTMENTS acquired mid 2022 all assets, teams and rights of AURO-3D and founded the new company NEWAURO to further support the growth of the format and audio technology suite.
About KORG Inc.
Since its establishment in 1963, KORG INC. has always strived to manufacture epoch-making electronic musical instruments using innovative creativity and the company’s own extensive technological expertise. In 1975, KORG introduced the world’s first compact tuner with a needle meter and has marketed innovative products worldwide at the forefront of the musical instruments market. KORG synthesizers combine excellent sound quality and features and have earned the support of music fans and professional musicians everywhere. Today, KORG designs and develops a wide range of electronic musical instruments from synthesizers and tuners, to digital pianos, signal processors, digital recorders and other peripheral equipment.
About Live Extreme
Live Extreme, developed by KORG, allows audiences to experience the full sonic potential of a live performance. Taking advantage of KORG’s advancements in audio engineering and internet streaming technology, Live Extreme offers lossless and high-resolution audio, up to 24-bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD with surround audio support as well as immersive audio capabilities, along with up to 4K UHD video streaming.
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