Astro Spatial Audio Welcomes Audio Brains as Solutions Partner
Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), the world’s leading independent solution for object based 3D sound, is proud to announce its entry into the Japanese market with the appointment of Audio Brains, one of the country’s most respected suppliers. As the official Japanese solutions partner for ASA, Audio Brains will provide training and support whilst spearheading the expansion of Astro Spatial Audio’s brand-independent immersive audio technology into the country’s powerful live entertainment sector. As part of the renowned MSI Japan group, Audio Brains occupies a uniquely influential position in the Japan industry as well as that of the wider APAC region. According to Audio Brains Director, Sam Yamashita, the company’s enthusiasm for Astro Spatial Audio partially stems from the system’s ability to work with every brand of professional loudspeaker. The core of the Astro Spatial Audio solution is the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine, which facilitates the conversion of audio signals into audio objects. A 3U road- and rack-ready processor offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, it utilises extensive metadata attached to each audio object. The result is a precise calculation, updated 40 times per second, of that object’s position within virtual 3D space, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly 3- dimensional audio canvas which can be easily and quickly scaled between venues, regardless of the loudspeaker brand, configuration or layout. “We are both delighted and honoured to welcome Audio Brains into our global family”, enthused Astro Spatial Audio Managing Director, Bjorn Van Munster.