ISE 2019: ASA to appear across three halls
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
asaThree leading loudspeaker manufacturers will promote Astro Spatial Audio during ISE this week as AAX plugin is announced
The Netherlands - At ISE 2019 this week, Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), will appear on the booths of three major loudspeaker manufacturers. In addition, a new AAX plug-in will be previewed, offering full remote control and monitoring of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine within Pro Tools and the Avid S6L live mixing console.
A leading independent solution for object-based 3D sound, ASA breaks the chains of manufacturer-specific systems, instead opting for a brand agnostic approach that frees sound designers and engineers to use the brands they prefer. Most recently, a series of immersive showcases drew crowds to the Clair Bros booth at January’s NAMM Show.
At ISE 2019, AsSA will drive demonstrations across three separate halls, beginning on the booth of Alcons Audio (6-H150), as the Dutch manufacturer brings its popular Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience back to the RAI. Nearby, Martin Audio (7-K190) will present its Sound Adventures immersive solution, powered by ASA. Finally, Clair Bros (5-X122) will again affirm its support for Astro Spatial Audio.
All demonstrations will be driven by the award-winning 3U SARA II Premium Rendering Engine – the heart of the ASA solution. Offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, the SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s position within virtual 3D space in real time, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly three-dimensional audio canvas upon which engineers can unleash the potential of their show.
“Sound designers and engineers should be able to benefit from the remarkable possibilities of object-based 3D sound without being restrained in terms of which speakers they can then use – that’s been our belief from the beginning, and at ISE 2019 we’re going to demonstrate exactly what that means,” comments ASA’s MD Bjorn Van Munster. “We are very proud that so many highly respected brands are choosing to recommend our technology.”
Meanwhile, even more compatibility will soon be available courtesy of a new AAX plug-in for Pro Tools. Scheduled for full release in the second quarter of 2019, the plug-in will be Mac compatible and provide GUI-based control and monitoring of standard SARA II parameters via OSC.
(LSi Online)

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