Football is a treat not just for the eyes, but for the ears as well. With the German women’s team reaching the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup in Canada, German viewers had an opportunity to enjoy the full aural experience of the occasion in 5.1 surround sound.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF transmitted the match against the USA live in the 5.1 format. Content recorded in stereo was converted to 5.1 surround using the Isostem upmix system from DSpecialists.
Downmix produces original stereo signal
The Isostem upmixing tool guarantees an excellent upmixed signal and is ideal for use in broadcast, studios, and post-production, since stereo signals can be converted in real time into pristine surround sound. The system is also capable of downmixing, and DSP solutions providers DSpecialists, utilising their combined engineering expertise, have managed to guarantee full 100% mathematical compatibility with the input signal. That is to say, the downmix is a 1:1 faithful reproduction of the original stereo signal.
Berlin-based DSpecialists Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH develops and markets measuring technology and audio equipment, as well as offering development services and off-the-shelf components. The audio specialists have been offering innovative digital signal processing (DSP) solutions since 2003, with a focus on professional audio, measurement technology, and intercoms. They have also been distributing Canadian manufacturer Nutaq Inc.’s research systems in Austria and Germany since 2005. DSpecialists’ core competency lies in precisely tailoring their offer to customer needs and integrating new technology into existing systems. Their offer runs from consultancy and new hardware and software development based on existing DSP technology, all the way to clean-slate research, development, and full-scale production. DSpecialists demonstrated many of its innovative products at Prolight + Sound 2015.