Bob James and his latest UHD-Blu-ray with AURO-3D

We are pleased to announce the release of the newest and amazing UHD-Bluray Disc of the legendary Bob James, American jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer.

Wowow using AURO-3D in a new Streaming Experiment

– January 2022 – Successful Streaming Experiment in AURO-3D, performed by Wowow (a project of Mr. Irimajiri)

AURO-3D & Spirit of Turtle – Trailer –

Download your favourite AURO-3D Music album!

AURO-3D in the newest Yamaha devices

Auro Technologies is thrilled to see AURO-3D becoming enabled on the newest YAMAHA AV receivers!

Starting Up With the Creative Tools Suite

Starting up – First training video from our series to provide you with additional support on our new Creative Tools Suite V3.

The All New AURO-3D Creative Tool Suite 3.0

The new version of the Creative Tool Suite 3.0 is here. A complete set of plug-ins for the creation and authoring of immersive and interactive content in the AURO-3D formats. Each plug-in in the suite provides a distinct functionality, designed to optimally integrate into any existing content-creation workflow for movies, music and broadcast applications.

Auro-3D Binaural mix: The Grammy Nominated Engine-Earz Experiment – Symbol (FOR HEADPHONES ONLY)

In celebration of the Grammy nomination for “Best Immersive Audio Album” for ‘Symbol’ from the incredibly talented Engine-Earz Experiment out now on Circus Records. Here we have a unique binaural audio mix put together by our amazing team here at Auro-3D, complete with bespoke short films to provide the ultimate audiovisual experience. Make sure you plug in your headphones to get the full Auro-3D® experience.

Best of high end | Auro-3D® speaker setup for home cinema

In order to achieve the optimal listening experience from the Auro-3D® setup in your home, a proper setup of the speaker layout is crucial. This short video shows you how to configure your speaker setup in an Auro-3D®.

Discover AuroMax® by Barco – In anticipation of the adoption of a standardized format for immersive sound, Barco introduced AuroMax®, an immersive sound rendering technology that incorporates the best characteristics of object-based technology into the most realistic immersive experience offered by the Auro format. Watch the video to find out how AuroMax® works.

ISE 2015: The Integration of Auro-3D and CAT Speakers

A featurette from the floor of the ISE 2015 event in Amsterdam.
Wilfried Van Baelen (Auro Technologies) and Brian Carr (California Audio Technology) talk about their respective technologies, and explain how the two work in tandem to offer the highest quality of immersive audio.

CES 2015: Interview with Wilfried Van Baelen

A 4 minute interview with Wilfried Van Baelen at the 2015 CES tradeshow (Jan 6-9). Auro Technologies was present with a High Resolution Audio booth at The Venetian for the public, as well as a High Performance Audio suite for personal demo’s.
The video was made by Technology Tell (

Listening session: Tiësto’s ELEMENTS OF LIFE in Auro-3D

Tiësto’s breakthrough album ‘Elements Of Life’ was released in 2007. Clearly ahead of its time, the rich sonic texture of the music made it an ideal candidate for a remix in Auro-3D.

Chief Sound Engineer Ronald Prent (Wisseloord Studios) and original producer Dennis Waakop Reijers-Fraaij listen to the Auro-3D version of this seminal album, and discuss the process of remixing the music in immersive audio.

‘Elements Of Life’ will be available on Pure Audio Blu-Ray in December 2014.

Working In Immersive Audio With The Auro-3D format In Film Post-Production

Second in a video series on immersive audio using the Auro-3D format, produced by Pro-Tools Expert.
Mike Thornton explores the techniques and workflows for Auro-3D in film post-production with mixer Gareth Llewellyn and product specialist Sven Mevissen.

Working With The Auro 3D Format In Music Recording & Production

The first of a series of videos on immersive audio using the Auro 3D format, produced by Pro-Tools Expert. Mike Thornton experiences listening to music in the Auro-3D format for the first time and explores recording and mixing techniques with Patrick Lemmens, resident engineer at Galaxy Studios in Mol (BE), the home of Auro-3D.

Auro-3D® at CEDIA 2014

Auro Technologies Wilfried Van Baelen was interviewed on the CEDIA tradeshow floor. He explains the concept behind Auro-3D®, highlighting its many advantages for consumers and integrators/installers. He also talks about the release of two new Auro-3D® AV receivers Crux™ and Mensa™, which were previewed at the show.

Produced by NewBay Studios and Residential Systems

The Making of ‘Lichtmond 3’ in Auro-3D

Lichtmond creates a magical mix of audiovisual poetry, bringing dreamy ambient electronica together with melodic rock and stunning 3D visual images. Now, for the first time, Lichtmond will add Auro-3D® audio to their sound, creating the perfect marriage of music and images which will envelop the listener in an immersive cocoon.

Lichtmond 3 will be released in stereo, Surround sound 5.1, 7.l, and Auro-3D® mixes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 10th 2014 (Street Date) to be followed by international releases.

The mixing of Mando Diao’s ‘Aelita’ in Auro-3D

Mando Diao’s seventh album, Aelita, is the first ever popular music album to be released in Auro-3D® sound. Until recently, this innovative audio format had only been available in professional digital cinema, but now it has been used to natively mix new music to give the listener the most immersive, life-like sound possible, creating a higher emotional experience.

The Auro-3D® mix was created by Ronald Prent at Wisseloord studios in the Netherlands and the album is mastered by Darcy Proper, 9 times Grammy Award Nominated and 3 times Award winner as well.

Aelita was released on Pure Audio Blu-ray™ and in Auro-Headphones™ format on August 8th 2014.

Mixing ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ in Auro 11.1 By Barco

Ever wondered how dragons flying overhead really sound? Thanks to Auro-3D, you’ll be able to experience this in DreamWorks Animation’s feature ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’. In this video Supervising Sound Designer Randy Thom talks about his experience mixing this movie in Auro 11.1.

SoundWorks Collection – Auro-3D® Immersive Sound

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.

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AV Forums – The future of surround sound? Auro-3D®

AVForums is the UK’s biggest & best home cinema discussion forums & audio visual home consumer electronics resource. Editor Phil Hinton goes on a tour of Galaxy Studios and talks to Wilfried Van Baelen about the advantages of the new immersive surround sound format.

Grobi TV – A Visit To Galaxy Studios

Grobi is a leading German website on audiovisual technology. They visited Wilfried Van Baelen at Galaxy Studios, and talked to him at length about his career, the studio, and the philosophy behind Auro-3D®. They also enjoyed an extensive guided tour of the studio, resulting in an in-depth report that can be viewed in two 40-minute parts (click here to view part 2 on Youtube).

AVForums – Datasat’s LS10 and Auro-3D® explained

Auro-3D® enters the home cinema market with the release of the new Datasat LS10 audio processor. Auro Technologies and Datasat go in-depth about the technology behind the processor and Auro-3D®.

DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg praises the Auro 11.1 sound format

An exclusive interview with Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO of DreamWorks Animation), Jim Beshears (Head of Post Production and Director/Co-Writer of the DWA production ‘Turbo’), and David Soren (director & animator for ‘Turbo’). They talk about the evolutions in 3D sound, Auro 11.1 and the mixing of ‘Turbo’ in the Auro 11.1 format.
The video was made at the 2013 CineEurope trade show in Barcelona, where DreamWorks Animation debuted their latest feature ‘Turbo’.

An explanation of the Auro 11.1 cinema sound system

An educational animation that shows how an Auro 11.1 sound system works in a cinema setting.

The Dub Stage on mixing Rise of the Guardians in Auro-3D®

The immersive Auro 11.1 mix of Dreamworks Animation’s Rise Of The Guardians was mixed by Marti Humphrey and Chris Jacobson from Burbank’s The Dub Stage. They talk about their experience using Auro-3D®, and discuss the possibilities and the future of the format.

Mixing Rise of the Guardians in Barco’s 3D sound

An exclusive view behind the scenes of mixing DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’ in Barco Auro 11.1. Sound mixers Chris Jacobson and Marti D. Humphrey from The Dub Stage’ in Burbank (LA, California) talk about their work on the movie with Sound Supervisor Richard King.

Auro-3D® Workflow

Wilfried explains the Auro-3D® creative workflow for cinema application. Besides covering various plugins like Auro-Verb and Auro-Matic, he also describes the principle behind Single Inventory Distribution and introduces the various microphone rigs that are used for location recording. This video is the first in a series that will cover the Auro-3D® technology in depth.

Wilfried van Baelen: The man behind Auro-3D®

Meet Wilfried Van Baelen, the man behind Galaxy Studios and inventor of the Auro-3D® format.

Experience 3D sound now with ‘Red Tails’ in Barco’s Auro-3D 11.1

‘Red Tails’ is the first movie ever mixed in Auro-3D 11.1. This featurette contains exclusive interviews with the craftsmen who worked on the soundmix: Matthew Wood, supervising sound editor for ‘Red Tails’, and David Acord, sound re-recording mixer for ‘Red Tails’.