ASTRO SPATIAL AUDIO AT ISE WITH AAX PLUG-IN
Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) appears with three major loudspeaker manufacturers at ISE 2019, previewing their new AAX plug-in, which offers full remote control and monitoring of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine within Pro Tools and the Avid S6L live mixing console.
Astro Spatial Audio will drive demonstrations across three separate halls at ISE, 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 with ASA, along with Clair Bros (5-X122).
All of the demonstrations will be driven by the 3U SARA II Premium Rendering Engine. 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 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 what ASA claims to be a ‘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 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,” commented Astro Spatial Audio Managing Director Bjorn Van Munster.
Meanwhile, ASA will soon expand their lineup with 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.
Astro Spatial Audio: www.astroaudio.eu