Minnetonka Audio Software Released at the 125th AES - EMusician

Minnetonka Audio Software Released at the 125th AES

SurCode for Dolby E and Dolby Media Meter on Display. Previewed at the 124th AES Convention in Amsterdam, the SurCode for Dolby E Decoder, for Pro Tools (Mac/PC) and Minnetonka AudioTools AWE (Mac), is a software-only plug-in that decodes Dolby E files back to discrete PCM. The Pro Tools plug-in allows the integrated access to Dolby E files from within the workstation while the AudioTools AWE plug-in has been designed to automate this workflow and offload from the DAW. Both plug-ins are included in every SurCode for Dolby E Decoder license.
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SurCode for Dolby E Decoder retails for $3,495 and is available through MASI's international network of pro audio resellers, and online at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.

Minnetonka Audio Software will also be demonstrating the shipping version of Dolby® Media Meter plug-in for AudioTools AWE. This software-only, faster than real-time plug-in designed to eliminate the annoying differences in loudness and dialogue between programs, commercials or channels. Continuing the success of the highly acclaimed Dolby® LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter, Dolby Media Meter includes Dialogue IntelligenceTM - the revolutionary algorithm for analyzing and controlling input signal only during the presence of speech.

Dolby Media Meter

Dolby Media Meter plug-in for AudioTools AWE is now shipping and available as a plug-in directly from Dolby at www.dolby.com. AudioTools AWE retails for $395 and is available through MASI's international network of pro audio resellers, and https://secure.minnetonkasoftware.com/store. For more information please visit www.minnetonkaaudio.com.

New product bundles will also be on display as SONAR users will now have the option to surround sound encode with SurCode for Dolby Digital or SurCode for Pro Logic II without having to leave the SONAR DAW. Appearing directly in the application export menu, this step will automatically launch and populate the SurCode user interfaces with the selected audio files from a surround sound session. Seamless integration creates an end-to-end surround sound production environment from within SONAR. Cakewalk will first make these SurCode products available to qualified users as a download and will include the encoders as part of the application installer in the next future release.

For SONAR customers, the bundled SurCode for Dolby Digital retails for $995 and SurCode for Pro Logic II retails for $495 and is available through MASI's international network of pro audio resellers, and https://secure.minnetonkasoftware.com/store. For more information please visit www.minnetonkaaudio.com.

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Compressor 3, already rich with industry-standard codec’s such as MPEG-2 and H.264, is a powerful batch processing application designed to deliver multiple distribution formats from a single project. Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio users will have the option to expand from Dolby Digital only, to Pro Logic II and DVD-DTS with the addition of SurCode plug-ins to the Compressor 3 suite.

“This is major mile-stone for our company and furthers our agenda to make SurCode the default encoder family for the entire industry,” says John Schur, President of MASI.

SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II retails for $795 and SurCode for DVD-DTS retails for $249 and will be available Q1 of 2009 through MASI's international network of pro audio resellers, and online at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.