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Minnetonka Announces Sonar Integration

Minnetonka Announces Sonar Integration, VST Release for Pro Logic II Encoder


Minnetonka Audio Software continues to push forward with their SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II encoder, announcing both VST support and integration with Cakewalk's SONAR.

The new VST plug-in of the Pro Logic II encoder will be unveiled at the Dolby booth during the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco March 7-11, 2005. Just like Minnetonka's stand-alone software-only product, the VST version of SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II allows you to easily encode surround sound into stereo delivery formats. The simple, straightforward SurCode interface accepts 6-channel surround input. SurCode outputs an Lt/Rt encoded stereo stream that can be recorded and used in any stereo transmission medium, compatible with millions of decoders around the world.

SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II also contains a decoder, essential for properly setting the encode parameters. The encoder/decoder can also work in real time to monitor the results of encoder option changes while they are being made.

Minnetonka also plans to provide integration for all of its SurCode surround encoders with Cakewalk's Sonar, starting with their SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II. This newest version will be unveiled during a SONAR seminar and in the Cakewalk demo pods of the Intel booth at the Game Developers Conference. Sonar users who purchase SurCode will be able to launch the application from within Sonar by exporting their surround projects right into SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II.

SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II is priced at $495USD.

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Dolby Pro Logic II encoding is a matrix surround technology, multiplexing five channels of audio into a two-channel, stereo compatible signal. On playback, the Dolby Pro Logic II decoder in your receiver derives five full-range channels, relying on amplitude and phase differences between the channels of the stereo signal. Not only can Pro Logic II be decoded by virtually every Dolby Digital home theatre system sold today, but media encoded in Dolby Pro Logic II is backwards compatible with the millions of Dolby Pro Logic receivers and decoders in use worldwide.

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