First Film, FORBIDDEN ZONE 2, to Include Music and Original Songs by Four-time Oscar®-Nominated and Emmy and Grammy Award®-winning Composer Danny Elfman
All Three Films To Employ Revolutionary Auro-3D® Immersive Sound Format

FullSizeRenderCANNES, May 15, 2015: Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, multi-faceted post-production outfit, Galaxy Studios, announced today that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with filmmaker Richard Elfman (MODERN VAMPIRES). The deal also incorporates Van Baelen’s Auro Technologies, ensuring the revolutionary immersive sound format Auro-3D® is employed across all of the upcoming three pictures.

Richard Elfman’s first film under the Galaxy/Auro-3D® deal will be a sequel to his wildly successful cult hit, the musical/fantasy FORBIDDEN ZONE. Four-time Oscar®-Nominated and Emmy® and Grammy Award®-winning composer Danny Elfman and actress Jenna Elfman (DHARMA & GREG) are both attached to Forbidden Zone 2, with further names soon to be announced. (more…)

Barco PR: Barco & Auro Technologies introduce AuroMax at CinemaCon 2015

Rancho Cordova, Calif., USA – 16 April 2015 – Barco, the worldwide market share leader in digital cinema, further expands its footprint of the Auro 11.1 immersive cinema sound solution, with more than 550 screens committed or installed and over 100 films released in Auro 11.1.
This year, Barco anticipates the beginning of the adoption of a standardized format for immersive sound. As such, Barco will be publically showing, for the first time, AuroMax®: a system that incorporates support for the placement of “objects” in any immersive mix and the most revolutionary rendering technology available from Iosono.

(…)  AuroMax® allows for the discreet placement of “objects”. This makes AuroMax compatible and upgradable with existing Auro 11.1 systems. This new approach maintains the same large sweet spot and guarantees the most natural representation of channel- and object-based immersive sound as intended by the creators, regardless of the size of the room. (…)

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Source: Barco
Date: 16/04/2015

‘Kaanchi’ embraces advanced 3D sound technology

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has used revolutionary Auro 11.1 3D sound for his forthcoming directorial venture “Kaanchi”. He says he is “blown away” by its effect.
“I am just blown away with the new sound technology of Auro 3D 11.1, which has sound waves coming from all directions. I can’t think of releasing ‘Kaanchi’ without this magnum sound technology in theatres,” Ghai said in a statement Friday. He believes it suits the “canvas of locales in the first half and complexities of sound in the second half” in the film and that the technology will enhance the overall effect.
“You will have to wait and watch to experience it,” said Ghai, who has cast Mishti and actor Kartik Tiwari in the lead roles. (…)

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Source: Times Of India
Date: 15/02/2014

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” To Receive State-Of-The-Art Sound Mix in Auro 11.1 By Barco

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it is teaming with (…) Barco to mix The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in (…) the Auro 11.1 system (…) with the goal of delivering a more natural and realistic soundtrack that can move sound around and above audiences.

(…) “Barco has channeled our industry-leading cinema technologies into an immersive audio solution that provides uniquely significant benefits to studios and exhibitors around the world,” comments Brian Claypool, Senior Director of Strategic Business Development for Barco Entertainment. “We are deeply honored to have this opportunity to work with Sony Pictures and by empowering film makers with the perfect rendering environment that integrates seamlessly with their existing workflows, we can help them easily and cost-effectively deliver the most realistic, natural and comfortable immersive listening experience to bring their movies to life.”

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Date: 29/01/2014