Orlando, USA – June 2019… Astro Spatial Audio is set to debut full integration between its industry-leading true object-based audio technology and the renowned BlackTrax real-time tracking technology at InfoComm 2019.
Based on a ground-breaking new algorithm which seamlessly converts Real-Time Tracking Protocol (RTTrP) signals to Open Sound Control (OSC) commands, the BlackTrax integration will form the centrepiece of a busy show for Astro Spatial Audio. InfoComm visitors will have numerous opportunities to experience true object-based audio in demonstrations taking place across partner manufacturers’ booths.
The BlackTrax demonstration will be featured in the demo room of Martin Audio (W224C), whose Sound Adventures immersive audio system has the Astro Spatial Audio SARA II Premium Rendering Engine at its heart.
Meanwhile, the Alcons Audio demo room (W231A) will feature the Pro Ribbon Immersive Experience with Astro Spatial Audio. As well as numerous listening opportunities, visitors will be treated to special presentations by legendary front of house engineers Buford Jones (Pink Floyd, David Bowie) and Robert Scovill (Tom Petty, Prince).
Developed in response to high market demand, the arrival of BlackTrax integration further reinforces Astro Spatial Audio’s entirely brand independent philosophy which has already seen it become the trusted choice of engineers, sound designers and partner manufacturers alike. Designed to give audio professionals the freedom to choose the loudspeakers, consoles and third party brands they want to use, with Astro Spatial Audio the only limit is your imagination.
The heart of the Astro Spatial Audio solution is the award winning SARA II Premium Rendering Engine. Measuring just 3U but delivering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways, the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate object positions within virtual 3D space over 160,000 times per second, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it.
“We are delighted to bring full integration between BlackTrax and Astro Spatial Audio to InfoComm in the company of our wonderful partners at Martin Audio,” says Astro Spatial Audio Managing Director, Bjorn van Munster. “We are also very excited to see what Buford Jones and Robert Scovill think of true object-based audio as part of our fantastic collaboration with Alcons Audio. We look forward to welcoming visitors there.”
InfoComm 2019 is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida between June 12th and 14th. For more information on Astro Spatial Audio visit visit www.astroaudio.eu.
About Astro Spatial Audio
Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) combines the principles of Wave Field Synthesis with the intelligence and power of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine to bring a sophisticated spatial sound platform to the sound engineer. The result is the world’s leading independent solution for scalable and easy-to-operate fully object-based immersive audio. Delivering new creative options on tour with major artists and in theatres worldwide, ASA can also be found in venues as varied as houses of worship, planetariums, theme parks, museums, nightclubs, cruise ships and more. For more information, visit the company online at astroaudio.eu