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SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II Helps Break New Ground in Home Theater

Minnetonka Audio Software’s SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II was used by Lakeshore Records to become first label to release an iTunes recording encoded with Pro Logic II technology. Just recently released, the movie soundtrack to Pathology, an iTunes exclusive and MGM release, is a score album composed by Robert Williamson and Johannes Kobilke and mixed by Wolfgang “Amadeus” Aichholz.

“SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II software has given Lakeshore Records the ability to enhance the consumer experience of motion picture score recordings by providing a viable surround sound delivery method within digitally distributed stereo sound recordings via outlets such as iTunes and Amazon MP3. This is a truly wonderful thing for both the composer whose work now originates in theatrical surround and for the consumer who can enjoy a deeper appreciation for that work,” says Brian McNelis, senior vice president, Music and Soundtracks, Lakeshore Entertainment.

Lakeshore Records is the independent recorded music division of Lakeshore Entertainment, the film production company. Lakeshore Records is the producer of soundtrack albums for films produced by every major studio and many of the most respected independent production companies.

The SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II software matrix encoder allows broadcasters, game developers, video producers and audio professionals to encode surround sound mixes into stereo sound files. Pro Logic II encoded files are completely stereo-compatible and can be decoded by virtually every Dolby Digital home theater system sold today. SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II is a fully licensed software-only version of the Dolby Pro Logic II encoder.
SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II stand-alone software application for Mac/PC is priced at $495. SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II VST plug-in for Mac/PC is priced at $550 and SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II RTAS plug-in for Mac/PC Pro Tools is priced at $795.

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