DTS Headphone:X™ is an Advanced Technology That Delivers a Realistic Cinematic Audio Experience over Headphones and Ear Buds
CALABASAS, Calif. (September 26, 2013) – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that the Rush: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, released by WaterTower Music, featuring original music from Academy Award®, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer Hans Zimmer, will feature a DTS Headphone:X™ audio mix, allowing listeners to hear the score precisely as Zimmer intended it to sound. Fans of the movie will have the opportunity to download all tracks in DTS Headphone:X via Zimmer’s Z+ Rush app.
DTS Headphone:X is an advanced new technology that enables content producers to capture the acoustics of a high quality audio production studio for faithful reproduction on consumer-end products. The technology externalizes and expands sound, so instead of listeners perceiving that the sound is inside their head, as with traditional headphone listening, they experience it as coming from high quality loudspeakers located some distance around them. With benefits for both producers and consumers, DTS Headphone:X presents a whole new way to enjoy entertainment content over headphones.
“While composing the score for Rush, my goal was to communicate the essence of our main characters by balancing the sound of their personal tribulations with the adrenaline-infused sounds of the actual races,” said Hans Zimmer. “Hearing the Rush score in Headphone:X via the Z+ Rush app virtually transports listeners to my mixing chair, allowing them to experience the emotion and meaning of the music exactly as I wrote it.”
“Working with Hans on his second Headphone:X soundtrack release has been an incredible experience,” said Geir Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms, DTS, Inc. “Thanks to the success of the first Headphone:X release, Man of Steel, we were able to continue building the library of titles available in this revolutionary technology with the Rush soundtrack. With Headphone:X, listeners will be able to experience the same acoustic environment used by Hans during the making of the soundtrack, and will hear every audio nuance used to transport listeners back to the legendary 1970s Formula rivalry between Hunt and Lauda in full surround sound over headphones or earbuds.”
The Rush: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack mixed in DTS Headphone:X can be accessed via the Z+ Rush app, available on the iTunes App Store and Android Market.
About Hans Zimmer:
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over 19.6 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. Some of his most recent works include the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible; the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Upcoming titles include Ron Howard’s Rush, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave.
About WaterTower Music:
WaterTower Music has been releasing recorded music since 2001. Distributed through InGrooves Fontana, WTM has released over 150 titles, including the film soundtracks to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Dark Knight Rises, Project X, Rock of Ages, Hairspray, Sex and the City, Elf, The Notebook, and Love and Basketball among others. Its 2013 schedule includes 42, Pacific Rim, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
About DTS, Inc.:
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS’ audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into billions of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in automotive audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2013, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.