AES Budapest 2012
Friday, April 27, 17:00 — 18:00 (Room: Brahms)
Future Directions in Multichannel: Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound—A mediaHYPERIUM Production Mixed and Mastered at Skywalker Sound
Herbert Waltl, mediaHYPERIUM - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stefan Bock, msm-studios GmbH - Munich, Germany
Mario Fresner, Daimler AG - Sindelfingen, Germany
Leslie Ann Jones, Skywalker Sound - Marin County, CA, USA
Norbert Niemczyk, Daimler AG - Sindelfingen, Germany
Wieslaw Woszczyk, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A “first-of-its-kind” surround sound project: music mixed and mastered for the new Mercedes SL Roadster model. To create the ultimate listening experience the producer and engineers tailored discrete surround mixes to the car’s audio system, its specific acoustic environment, and the position of driver and passenger. The “hands-on” approach of the Signature Sound production concept aims to reflect the true artistic intention of the musical pieces in an immersive listening experience.
Daimler AG has underwritten the production and collaborated on the exclusive, limited music DVD with the title “Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound.” We will discuss the concept, how it was done and the importance of an artistic approach in surround sound productions.
There will be demonstrations of both of these systems at the convention.
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