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Neyrinck Announces SoundCode for DTS Plug-in for Pro Tools

Encode and Decode DTS Digital Surround, 96/24, and ES® in Pro Tools (July 25, 2006)
Neyrinck is pleased to introduce the SoundCode for DTS plug-in suite for Digidesign® Pro Tools systems. Tightly integrated with Pro Tools software, the SoundCode for DTS plug-in suite provides mastering-quality workflow tools that enable encoding and decoding of DTS Digital Surround, 96/24, and ES audio directly within Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems.
Neyrinck SoundCode
Neyrinck SoundCode for DTS for Pro Tools

The SoundCode for DTS plug-in suite is the newest addition to the Neyrinck SoundCode product family, which debuted in 2005 with the release of the SoundCode for Dolby Digital plug-in. The two SoundCode plug-ins complement each other and provide surround encoding for any DVD delivery requirement. SoundCode for DTS is a musthave for post production professionals delivering high-quality audio for DVD-Video and DVD-Audio.

The SoundCode for DTS Encoder, which operates as an AudioSuite plug-in, offers a faster-than-real-time way to encode audio from a Pro Tools session ready for use with DVD audio and video authoring applications. The time-saving Punch In/Out encoding feature allows users to punch in fixes to an existing DTS file. If the audio for a two-hour program has already been encoded, but a single line of dialog needs to be replaced, SoundCode can encode just that line, without having to re-encode the entire two-hour soundtrack. In addition to DTS 5.1 Digital Surround, DTS 6.1ES Discrete mode can be used to encode a rear center channel for increased surround localization and spatialization. DTS 96/24 mode can be used to encode 96 kHz, 24-bit audio up to 5.1 channels for applications requiring the highest fidelity possible.

The SoundCode for DTS Decoder functions as a real-time RTAS® plug-in or a non-real-time AudioSuite plug-in. The real-time decoder features Sample-Accurate Direct File Decode to decode a DTS file in real-time synchronized to the Pro Tools timeline and video. Simply point SoundCode to the DTS file and press play for mastering-quality confidence monitoring. The decoder also features a legacy monitor so a user can hear how 96/24, 5.1 ES, and 6.1 ES streams will decode on a legacy 5.1, 48 kHz system. Using the AudioSuite decoder, users can decode all or a portion of an audio file faster than real time, or view the metadata of a DTS file.


SoundCode for DTS is compatible with Pro Tools LE and M-Powered systems so that low-cost encoding/decoding workstations can be configured in post production and DVD authoring facilities. The fully functional encoder can encode a surround mix from a set of imported mono tracks. The decoder stereo can output a DTS bitstream over SPDIF to an external home theater decoder for surround monitoring.

Features

Encoding
? Tight integration within the Pro Tools environment
? Faster-than-real-time encoding*
? Punch In/Out feature to saves time when fixing an existing DTS file
? DTS 96/24 mode encodes 96 kHz / 24-bit audio
? DTS 6.1 ES Discrete mode encodes rear-center channel
? Fully functional in Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems

Decoding
? Real-time decoding of DTS files and streams
? Direct File Decode synchronized sample-accurate to Pro Tools timeline and video
? Extensive metadata display
? Legacy monitor mode simulates 5.1, 48k playback systems
?  Stereo and 5.1 downmixing to simulate consumer listening environments
? Output level metering
? AudioSuite decode to timeline

*Encoding time will vary based on CPU speed.

About Neyrinck
Neyrinck was founded in 2005 by Paul Neyrinck when he created SoundCode For Dolby Digital, the first plug-in featuring Neyrincks innovative integration of surround encoding and decoding into Pro Tools. Paul Neyrinck has designed many legendary audio products since 1988 for Orban, Digidesign, Focusrite, and Trillium Lane. Neyrincks SoundCode products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers and distributors. For more information, visit www.neyrinck.com.


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