Dolby E, as the standard for surround audio using stereo delivery, has grown into a standard exchange format and is therefore also required for non-broadcast facilities. SurCode for Dolby E Decoder is the perfect way to integrate Dolby E into existing workflows. One or more instances of the SurCode for Dolby E Decoder or Encoder on an iLok allow studios to use their Dolby E licenses on different audio workstations, in different studios and in various plug-in or standalone formats.
SurCode for Dolby E Decoder, for Pro Tools (Mac/PC) and Minnetonka AudioTools AWE (Mac), offers the unique ability to decode Dolby E files back to discrete PCM and perform any production work that is required, such as more sophisticated editing than within the Dolby E format, adding additional localized content prior to broadcast and or distribution, or simply re-using assets from another facility. SurCode for Dolby E Decoder provides output and routing control of audio streams on a channel or program basis via a simple user interface. In addition, the user interface provides channel configuration, output metering, and metadata display of both Dolby E streams and individual program material. While the Pro Tools plug-in allows the integrated access to Dolby E files from within the workstation, AudioTools AWE has been designed to offload and automate workflow from the DAW. Both options are part of the same SurCode for Dolby E Decoder license.
"The addition of SurCode for Dolby E to our product line is essential for our broadcast and post customers who need a software based version of this important and required delivery format,” says John Schur, President of MASI. “Adding SurCode for Dolby E continues to strengthen the SurCode family as being the most comprehensive collection of surround sound encoders available in the market today.”
SurCode for Dolby E Decoder retails for $3,195 and is available through MASI's international network of pro audio resellers, and online at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.