SRS Labs Inc.
has announced SRS Circle Surround encoding plug-ins for Steinberg VST and Digidesign Pro Tools-based audio engineering systems. SRS Circle Surround VST Pro is now shipping for US$499 and SRS Circle Surround TDM Pro is coming in the second quarter of the year; it costs $795.
The technology enables users of VST or Pro Tool-based systems on Mac and Windows computers to encode up to 6.1 channels of surround sound audio. Both feature Circle Surround encoders and decoders for encoding and monitoring surround mixes. SRS Labs has positioned the software for use by audio engineers creating content for television, cable programming, music applications and other media.
The VST version works with any surround-capable, VST-compliant application supporting either Mac OS X or Windows XP. The TDM software requires Digidesign Pro Tools 6.0 or higher and Digidesign Mix, HD or HD Accel for Mac OS X or Windows XP.
The VST software is distributed by Wave Distribution. Look for SRS Labs’ products showcased at the Wave Distribution booth at NAMM 2004, #6525. NAMM 2004 runs through January 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.