Complete DTS:X Chain Allows Creation of Immersive, Object-Based DTS Audio for Cinema, Home Entertainment and Mobile Applications

April 12, 2018

 DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), is pleased to announce that London’s world famous Abbey Road Studios has added DTS:X mixing tools to its state of the art Mix Stage facility. The installation is fully operational and available for professional content creators to mix both feature films and music in immersive DTS audio formats.

“Since 1931, Abbey Road Studios has been technically ahead of the curve. Not only did The Beatles record their iconic albums at Abbey Road, but Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran and so many more artists have recorded in the studios,” said Bill Neighbors, general manager of cinema, digital media and streaming solutions at Xperi. “DTS is proud to be integrated into this world-renowned mixing studio and provide a comprehensive software solution for content creators.”

Abbey Road Studios’ new Mix Stage now features a complete DTS:X chain for all immersive audio formats. Professionals can record a film’s music, create the immersive audio mix and encode it into DTS:X for cinema; create the immersive near-field mix and encode it into DTS:X for home entertainment content; and encode it into DTS Headphone:X for mobile applications.

“We are excited to have DTS:X mixing tools a part of our facility and provide our customers with the latest tools to create and deliver compelling immersive audio experiences,” said Fiona Gillott, Studios Manager, Abbey Road Studios. “As a one-stop shop for all DTS:X services, the mixing suite ensures an efficient, reliable and consistent production workflow.”

Mixing tools from DTS now available at Abbey Road Studios include:

MDA Tools: Create object-based, immersive content with highly efficient and flexible solutions for modern, professional audio content production needs. MDA Tools feature full DTS:X ecosystem support and are based on MDA, a royalty-free, open standard audio technology.

DTS:X Encoder Suite: Encode, modify and verify audio bitstreams prior to multiplexing and authoring. Supporting up to 11.1-channel and object-based encoding of DTS:X for Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and other premium digital media formats, the DTS:X Encoder Suite provides a critical link in delivering immersive audio content for the consumer market.

DTS Headphone:X Monitor – Home Video: Mix immersive content without height speakers, whether mixing in or delivering an immersive audio experience for headphones. Combine with MDA Creator to create DTS Headphone:X content for Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.