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Hellboy in AstoundSurround

Read Mix News Story About Mastering Hellboy 2 DVD in Surround Using AstoundSurround

Hellboy II: The Golden Army on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def is the first movie to feature audio mixed using GenAudio’s AstoundSurround™ software, which immerses viewers in a 360-degree spherical soundfield. Based on more than 16 years of audio perception and brain-processing research, this technology introduces elevation and depth perception into the audio environment. The AstoundSurround software was used at Mi Casa Multimedia during the release’s mastering process. According to Mi Casa president/chief engineer Brant Biles, “When asked to remaster major motion pictures for home-theater listening, I am always presented with the challenge of taking a mix that is meant for theatrical presentation and making it sound as good — if not better — for playback in a smaller room. I’m constantly looking for a process, a tool, an edge — something to allow the listener and the audio to occupy the same space. With GenAudio’s AstoundSurround technology, I am able to enhance spatial dimensionality, depth and clarity. It is truly a unique and impressive 4-D audio software-based technology.”