Coding Technologies has released a new MPEG surround software development kit (SDK) for embedded platforms to bring surround sound to mobile phones.
An extension of the article in February's Insight to IBOC supplement, Editor Chriss Scherer talks to Surround Sound Audio Task Group Co-chairman Steve Fluker about the committee's surround sound paper.
At Midem, a music and gaming convention held in Cannes, France, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits introduced a new MP3 surround streaming module that allows manufacturers to build Web radios featuring 5.1 surround sound.
THX and Neural Audio are joining forces to develop and market surround sound technology to content producers and consumer electronics manufacturers.
When WGUC initially made the transition to HD Radio in 2003 it was looking forward to the added benefits it would bring, such as the ability to broadcast 5.1 surround sound. The station is now transmitting surround broadcasts whenever possible.
Agere Systems, Coding Technologies and Fraunhofer Institute showcased their MPEG Surround audio compression technique at the Audio Engineering Society's 121st show Oct. 6 through Oct. 8.
KVOD, Denver, will broadcast the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's 2006-2007 Masterworks season opening program on Sept. 16 in 5.1 surround sound, using Neural Audio's 5.1 technology for analog and HD Radio.
With the latest product announcements for the consumer, it looks like surround-sound broadcasting and HD Radio are making more headway in the radio broadcasting arena.
The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.
Stations are experimenting with a variety of ways to broadcast surround sound over the air, which could be a significant driver for the acceptance of HD Radio.
While the standard defines the basic operation of the trasnmission system, the enhanced functions of data, surround sound and multicast operation have yet to be fully defined.
KUVO broadcast three-time Grammy-winner Dianne Reeves with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) live using a Harris Neustar 5225 downmix system. The event marked the first regular use of a surround broadcast in IBOC.
On Sept. 24, KUVO-FM, Denver, featured a surround sound broadcast of Dianne Reeves performing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Is there a surround audio processor in your future? Without a doubt, but if you're expecting something like a five-channel version of your current stereo processor, think again.