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Auro Technologies and Turbine Announce Multi-Picture Deal


Mol, Belgium & Munster, Germany – September 4, 2019 – Auro Technologies have this week announced a multi-picture deal together with Turbine, a German-based home video distributor.  The deal furthers Auro Technologies commitment to delivering more content to the market, supporting local language content and further developing the market presence of Auro-3D®️ in Home Entertainment.

The new deal will see 10 catalogue movies re-released on Blu-ray and/or UHD with Auro-3D mixes, for the German-speaking markets. Iwan De Kuijper Content Director at Auro Technologies said, “The native German-speaking market has always been key to Auro Technologies.  From day one we’ve seen a strong Auro-3D following in the region, so for us, the deal with Turbine only supports that which has been growing naturally over time.  We are excited to work with the talented people at Turbine to add to our footprint of German Dubbed Auro-3D Blu-ray movies and associate our sound quality excellence with Turbine, a brand that understands the value of their products like we do in sound.”

Turbine has spent the past 15 years successfully producing fans’ products by fans, specialising in re-issues and special collectors’ editions. This partnership is a natural combination of two companies’ passion for providing exceptional products and experiences to both cinephiles and audiophiles. Viewers will be able to look forward to a selection of both timeless classics and hidden gems complete with full Auro-3D experience, providing something for everyone.

Christian Bartsch, Technical Director at Turbine, comments: “50% of movie magic is sound. This is why our remastering and restoration efforts not only aim at creating a perfect picture, but a coherent presentation – including top-notch audio. Auro-3D gives us perfect sound and a new dimension to work with.”

The Auro 11.1 mixing will take place at the renowned Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium; the home of Auro Technologies and a creative hub with world-class facilities for motion picture post-production and sound recording. To produce the Auro-3D mix, Auro Technologies uses creative remixing and upmixing techniques, such as the Auro-Matic Pro upmixer and other tools in the Auro-3D Creative Tool Suite. This provides a breathtakingly realistic and dynamic sound that immerses the viewer into the atmosphere of the content’s origination where they can truly feel the emotion and power of every scene.

About Auro Technologies 

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the privately-owned Galaxy Studios Group, renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film. After 150 years of evolution in sound recording and reproduction, Wilfried Van Baelen (Chairman, Auro Technologies and CEO, Galaxy Studios) revolutionized sound by bringing “Immersive Sound” (Sound in 3D) as an end-to-end solution for all markets with his Auro-3D® format. The addition of the missing and final dimension in sound (“Height”) combined with Auro-3D’s ground-breaking technologies provides a natural immersive sound experience unlike anything you’ve heard before, creating a totally new emotional level of entertainment in music, movies, games, events etc. The Auro-3D® Technology Suite offers easy-to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the broadcast, digital cinema, home cinema, mobile, gaming, and automotive markets. To learn more about Auro, please visit

www.auro-3d.com

About Turbine Media Group

Turbine was founded in 2004 by acclaimed film producer Christian Becker (“Bang Boom Bang”, “Fack ju Göhte”, “The Wave”, “Colonia Dignidad”, “Jim Button & Luke the Engine Driver) and DVD manager Phil Friederichs (“The Fifth Element”, “Memento”, “Metropolis”) with the intention of producing high quality home video products of German films. 2009 marked Turbine’s first international acquisition of iconic cult classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, which Turbine had to unconfiscate, unban and submit for a re-rating (a legal first after more than 35 years), resulting in the full rehabilitation of a film that had been illegal in the territory for decades. Today Turbine is known for outstanding home video releases, including lavishly fitted collectible editions of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and the fully uncut version of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (both in cooperation with Universal), “Hellraiser Trilogy”, “Johnny Mnemonic” and many more.

www.turbine.de

Auro Technologies solutions to become part of the Chinese 3D Audio Standard (C3DA)


Belgium March 20, 2019 – The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), have both requested accelerated development of 4K UHD and 3D audio related standards and to integrate the newest technology into the existing broadcast system. Auro Technologies participated in the standardisation process and key elements of the Auro-3D format and technology suite have been selected to become part of the upcoming Chinese 3D Audio Standard (C3DA), driving the immersive and interactive experience for the broadcast world.

Auro Technologies introduced “Immersive Sound” and revolutionised the audio industry with the Auro-3D Format, after its inventor Wilfried Van Baelen presented its 3D speaker layouts in 2006 at the AES convention. These speaker layouts (Auro 9.1 up to Auro 13.1) were adopted by various standards such as ITU-R BS.2051, which is also used by the new Chinese 3D Audio Standard.  Although the naming uses a different numbering system, Auro 9.1, or 5.1.4 (5.1 + 4 Height speakers), it still remains the most efficient speaker layout to reproduce a 3D sound field whilst maintaining backwards compatibility with 5.1 Surround.

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KDX is introducing Simulated Reality at CES


CES Las Vegas January 8 2018

KDX, the leading glasses-free 3D company, is introducing Simulated Reality (SR) at CES 2018 recognizing the change taking place in immersive computing. While VR/AR/MR are contributing to this trend, our vision is to experience sight and sound indistinguishable from reality, without limitations, as the ultimate form of immersive computing. This is what we call Simulated Reality. The Simulated Reality Alliance is supporting this vision, with several technology companies joining forces to establish it. According to Maarten Tobias, CEO of Dimenco (a fully owned KDX subsidiary) “When it comes to shared experiences, simulated reality will eliminate our limitations. Time, location and budget will no longer restrict what we can do. We make the impossible possible”

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Auro-3D Immersive Sound format confirms its presence in the Porsche cars with the Cayenne


Mol, Belgium – December, 21, 2017 Auro Technologies announced that the Auro-3D® Immersive Sound experience will be available in the Burmester High-End 3D Sound System in the new Porsche Cayenne, officially launched in November.  Prior to this, in 2016, the Porsche Panamera was announced with the Burmester and Auro-3D technology Immersive Sound system.

More than 60 journalists in audio, life style, and automotive press were invited to fly in to Brussels and given the opportunity to drive a Porsche Panamera or Cayenne to Galaxy Studios. By following their navigation system in the car, they were taken on a beautiful route so they could test and enjoy the new driving experience achieved with Auro-3D in the Burmester High-End 3D Sound system. All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition, and precision. The result is a natural and rich textured spatial sound, even at high volume.

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Auro Technologies Sells StormAudio / Home Entertainment and Luxury Audio Product Division to Immersive Audio Technologies via a Management Buyout Supervised by its Senior VP Yves Trélohan


Yves Trélohan, Key Managers and Saffelberg Investments have purchased Auro Technologies’ Home Entertainment and Luxury Audio Product Division. This encompasses the StormAudio hardware brand, its intellectual properties, infrastructure and inventory, all now hosted in a dedicated new company, Immersive Audio Technologies Group. The move allows Auro to focus unencumberedly on its long-term vision of innovation and software for connected, immersive and interactive audio and entertainment. It also grants StormAudio complete autonomy in all aspects of brand management as it gains momentum in the CEDIA channel worldwide.

Mol, Belgium – December 4 , 2017 – This month, StormAudio, the high-end immersive hardware brand owned by Auro Technologies, has been purchased by Immersive Audio Technologies Group in a Management Buyout. Yves Trélohan has organized the Management Buyout with the support of Saffelberg Investments. Trélohan has served as Auro Technologies’ Home Entertainment and Luxury Audio Product Division (StormAudio) Senior Vice President since the company first acquired the brand from Digital Media Solutions in 2015, a company he was Chief Executive Officer of at the time.

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RESONETZ AIRFOLC INC. ENABLE REAL-TIME ENCODING AND DECODING OF AURO-3D NATIVE CONTENT VIA IP NETWORK


Tokyo, Japan – November 15, 2017 – ResoNetz Airfolc Inc., a Japanese specialist for media network solutions, today announced that it will incorporate industry-leading Auro-3D® audio standards into its hardware products through a new partnership with Auro Technologies, the Belgium-based leading immersive audio technology company.

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Denon & Marantz anounce out-of-the-box Auro-3D


 

Auro-3D available out-of box in Denon® and Marantz® AV receivers.

VISTA, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2017)—Today at CEDIA 2017, taking place from September 5-9 in San Diego,

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Sparc on Playstation® VR with Auro-3D® immersive sound


Auro Technologies’ Immersive Sound Format Debuts in VR Gaming with CCP Games’ Launch of Sparc for PlayStationVR

Auro-3D Enhances Player Experience, Offers the Sensation of “Being There”

 

Mol, Belgium – August 29, 2017 – Auro Technologies, a Belgium-based immersive audio technology company, today announced that its Auro-3D® Immersive Sound format will be available natively in Sparc™ for PlayStation®VR, a unique full-body virtual sport game developed by CCP Games.

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Abbey Road Institute’s Sonic City Studios Auro-3D setup


Abbey Road Institute’s Sonic City Studios and Auro Technologies Partner to Offer Immersive Sound Mixing for Music Producers

Amsterdam, Netherlands: – 2017 – Auro Technologies, a Belgium-based immersive audio technology company, today announced a partnership with Sonic City Studios to upgrade its current facilities in Holland, becoming a certified Auro-3D® audio post production music studio.

Amsterdam-based Sonic City Studios recently opened its facilities as part of the famous Abbey Road Institute’s European campus expansion, and is offering music producers the opportunity to mix in full immersive sound by implementing an Auro-3D® PMC sound system.

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Vienna Symphonic Library now available in Auro-3D


Vienna Symphonic Library’s All-New Multi Audio Format Percussion Library

 

Vienna, April 26, 2017 – Vienna Symphonic Library ushers in a new era with an innovative library of orchestral percussion instruments: Synchron Percussion I was recorded at the company’s newly revitalized scoring stage, Synchron Stage Vienna. 16 masterfully played percussion instruments were captured in every nuanced detail with an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up, making it the first sample library ever that provides several available microphone positions and flexible routing options to create stereo, surround and Auro 3D mixes. The instruments stand out with their huge dynamic range and liveliness, providing up to 16 velocities and 8 variants of each hit. Synchron Percussion I is currently available at a reduced introductory price through May 31, 2017.

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