Press Release: Melbourne, Australia. 4th March, 2010
Melbourne, Australia. 26th February 2010. Firelight Technologies, the makers of FMOD Ex API and FMOD Designer 2010, announced today a partnership with DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leading provider of digital entertainment technology. Firelight Technologies has worked with DTS to integrate support for 7.1 DTS Neural Surround™ on the popular Microsoft Xbox 360 console. The support for the 7.1 DTS Neural Surround™ will be integrated into the widely used and respected FMOD Ex API.
“With the continual growth of 7.1 systems in homes we are excited to partner with a company with the heritage of DTS” says Brett Paterson.“We have integrated this directly into our API and this will offer a simple solution for developers to create 7.1 games and seamlessly map their audio through the DTS Neural Surround tool for legacy compatibility with 5.1 and stereo output.”
The support of DTS Neural Surround within FMOD makes it easy for game developers to integrate the technology within their Xbox 360 titles. FMOD has worked to make the process intuitive for customers with a simple initialization flag for the application of DTS Neural Surround. Developers can then provide a consistent 7.1 audio experience across all platforms, even for audio connections like S/PDIF, which cannot traditionally support 7.1. Developers will now be able to create truly cross-platform 7.1 audio and use the same content for the Xbox 360.
“FMOD has a reputation for creating high quality products that are easy to use and incredibly powerful,” says Mark Tuffy, Director of Business Development, Interactive Media at DTS.“By incorporating DTS Neural Surround, there is simply no question that FMOD offers the best audio creation and playback software out there.”
“We think this is a great addition to the Xbox 360 console and allows developers to now support the growth of the home 7.1 surround sound market.” says Paterson.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS branded decoders are in virtually every major brand of multi-channel surround sound processors, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, Blu-ray Disc and surround music software. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS and the DTS Symbol are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. DTS Neural Surround is a trademark of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Winner of the 2008 Frontline Award for Best Audio Tool the FMOD Ex Programmer's API is a world-leading library for the creation and playback of interactive audio. FMOD products are widely used in the games industry and have gained a strong reputation for its ease of use, powerful software-mixed architecture and comprehensive cross-platform support. FMOD supplies audio solutions to many of the leading video game developers. FMOD also has established support for the largest range of platforms and also supports many of the widely used development engines such as CryEngine, Unity, Vision and now UNREAL 3 Engine. www.fmod.org
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