MP3 Inventor Designs New 3D Audio System

Karlheinz Brandenburg, director of Germany’s prestigious Fraunhofer Institute for Media Technology, known for his contribution to the invention of the MP3 codec, has demonstrated a new technology that could create super-realistic sound for theatres, theme parks and home-entertainment systems. Iosono is described as true three dimensional audio, which can give the impression that a noise occurring in a movie sounds exactly like someone shouting from outside the theatre walls. The best surround sound speakers on the market today can approximate this for a sweet spot of only a few feet wide, but Iosono would create the same realistic illusion for all the people sitting in a theatre

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