Posted Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 03:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The upcoming audio tech will give users full control over the volume of dialogue in content.
At CES last week, DTS showed off demos of its new DTS:X codec. Among the features highlighted, the company showed off the audio technology's Dialogue Control feature.
Much like Dolby's Atmos codec, DTS:X uses object-based mixing which allows each sound to be mixed as an individual element in the overall track. This lifts away previous limitations related to channel-based mixing, creating a truly immersive soundscape that can be scaled to a variety of speaker setups, including ones with overheard sound. In addition, DTS has also revealed a special Dialogue Control feature. Since speech exists as its own separate audio object on DTS:X tracks, customers now have the option to completely isolate dialogue, allowing users to adjust the volume of speech without changing the levels for other sound effects.
DTS:X is scheduled to launch in March. More details will be announced at that time, but several manufacturers including Anthem, Denon, Integra, Krell, Marantz, McIntosh, Onkyo, Outlaw Audio, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf, Theta Digital, Trinnov Audio, and Yamaha have already signed on to release products that support the codec.
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