Astro Spatial Audio’s ISE Plans

At ISE 2019, Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), will validate its status as the professional audio industry’s number one choice for true object-based audio, as it appears on the booths of not one but three major loudspeaker manufacturers. In addition, a new AAX plug-in will be previewed, offering full remote control and monitoring of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine within Pro Tools and the Avid S6L live mixing console.

The world’s leading independent solution for object-based 3D sound, Astro Spatial Audio breaks the chains of manufacturer specific systems, instead opting for a brand agnostic approach that frees sound designers and engineers to use the brands they prefer. Most recently, a series of immersive showcases drew crowds to the Clair Bros booth at January’s NAMM Show.

At ISE 2019, Astro Spatial Audio will drive demonstrations across three separate halls, 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, powered by ASA. Finally, Clair Bros (5-X122) will again affirm its support for Astro Spatial Audio.

All of the demonstrations will be driven by the award-winning 3U SARA II Premium Rendering Engine — the heart of the Astro Spatial Audio solution. 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 extensive 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 a truly three-dimensional audio canvas upon which engineers can unleash the potential of their show.

Meanwhile, even more compatibility will soon be available courtesy of 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.

ISE 2019 will take place at Amsterdam’s RAI between Feb. 5th and 8th. Further details on Astro Spatial Audio can be found by visiting here.