DTS Flexes Its Newly Pumped Muscles at NAB
By Dan Daley
A range of new audio products from DTS at NAB reflects the company’s recent business and technical moves. In the wake of its acquisition earlier this year of Neural Audio, DTS showed new products that reflect the merger.
The existing MultiMerge 5.1 automated upmixing product now has a new loudness-monitoring function integrated into it. A standalone version of that is also now available, as is the Mono2Stereo, which takes in mono audio and creates a variable-spread stereo signal from it, allowing mixers to mix it around dialog. The systems’ hardware was developed by Day Sequerra, whose earlier partnership with Neural Audio remains intact with the DTS acquisition.
All of this will be interfaceable with the DTS Analytics software, which creates a variable visual-monitoring environment on a display that can be accessed remotely via Wi-Fi. It also includes level control that can also work remotely. Michael Matson, a product specialist at the DTS booth, explained that the system doesn’t have a release date yet but its capabilities will take confidence monitoring to a new level. “It’s a graphical representation of the loudness algorithm, not just a representation of the metering,” he said. “You’ll have accurate loudness monitoring and control in any environment.”