DTS and EMI Music Team Up To Create Surround Sound Music Titles

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  1. Chuck Garabedia

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    Hi,
    Just saw this on Yahoo News:

    Chuck
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    DTS and EMI Music Team Up To Create Surround Sound Music Titles
    Wednesday August 20, 1:55 pm ET
    New 'DTS Signature Series' Will Provide EMI With State-of-the-Art DVD-Audio Releases


    AGOURA HILLS, Calif., and NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI - News) and EMI Music have announced an agreement to create and distribute new surround sound versions of music recordings from various EMI labels on a worldwide basis.
    Bearing a new "DTS Signature Series" logo, each DVD-Audio disc will be created by the DTS Entertainment production team, and will offer exclusive surround re-mixes plus a variety of bonus features. This "Signature Series" will represent some of the top artists from EMI's catalog as well as future releases, and will be distributed globally by EMI.

    "EMI Music -- one of the most established and respected music companies in the world -- has joined together with DTS, which has been instrumental in promoting the surround music experience, to create an incredible new music catalog," said Jeff Skillen, Vice President of DTS Entertainment. "This agreement is another example of how the recording industry is recognizing the importance of surround music for the future growth of the industry."

    "We are excited to work with DTS to develop and evolve this new format," said Ted Cohen, Senior Vice President, EMI Digital Distribution and Development. "Working in DVD-A allows us to release music in superior sound quality for the growing number of home theater and car audio aficionados, while offering a higher level of security."

    About EMI Music

    EMI Music is the world's largest independent record company, operating in nearly 50 countries around the world. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, EMI, EMI Classics, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.

    About DTS Entertainment

    DTS Entertainment is an entertainment label that licenses, produces, and markets an expansive series of DVD-Audio and 5.1 Music Discs to millions of DTS Digital Surround enthusiasts. Currently, there are more than 100 DTS Entertainment music titles available covering a wide variety of genres, including pop/rock mega-hits such as the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over and Sting's Brand New Day. For more information, please visit www dot dtsEntertainment dot com.

    About DTS

    DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI - News) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are more than 100 million 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 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 20,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and China. For further information, please visit www dot dtsonline dot com.

    DTS, DTS-ES, Neo:6 and DTS Entertainment are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.




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  2. Michael St. Clair

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    If they deliver on what they say, this could shape up to be a major milestone for DVD-A.
     
  3. Lee Scoggins

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    This is exciting news for DVD-A fans. To date, DTS has done some of the nicer multichannel discs on DVD-A. Coupled with the great EMI catalog, there looks to be the possibility of many nice releases.

    J
     
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    Hopefully one of the first titles will be The Beach Boys Endless Summer.
     
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  8. Michael St. Clair

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    There have been many online predictions that The Beatles would end up on SACD.

    I have to think DVD-A has the edge at this point, as far as that band goes. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not arguing the effectiveness of this dvd-audio team, but I wonder why EMI needs DTS Entertainment's help?

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    Thanks Alan. [​IMG]

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    Good points Alan, but also don't forget DTS experience with mixing discs to 5.1 as a major factor as well. Before DVD-A or SACD were on the market, DTS was putting out music in surround sound. Many people in the music business believe surround sound is the future of music, and DTS is a logical choice to out source work to as one of the pioneers in the field, and a company who does surround sound correctly.

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    I'm surprised they won't mention the names of at least a few artists that the series will feature. "Top EMI artists".... but who? I find this to be a promising announcement, but just give me one name I like, one title, and that sense of promise will turn to real excitement. DVD-A can go alot farther, publicity-wise, if they take a page from SACD marketing and tie all their bigger publicity announcements, all their broader efforts, to a singular rallying point like "the Dylan catalog" or "Dark Side of the Moon".
     
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    Frankly, given the less-than-optimal acoustics of a car (plus the ambient noise), I could care less whether MLP or lossy surround tracks were played in a car. They aren't going to sound markedly different from each other in that environment.
     
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    No doubt. I suspect very few people have a car that is quiet enough inside while driving on the interstate to tell the difference between a cd and an mp3, let alone a cd and high-rez discs. I think there is a much bigger gap between cd/mp3 than between cd/high-rez.
     
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    The difference between 'FM radio and Dolby B non-metal cassetes' and CD is much larger than the difference between a DD/DTS 5.1 track and a lossless DVD-A 5.1 track.

    My opinion, of course.

    Cars, even the quietest Lexus, are shitty environments for critical listening. If they were so great we'd all design our HT rooms to have the acoustics of an automobile.
     

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