StormAudio supports all existing and future leading 3D Sound formats, such as Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro and IMAX Enhanced. As not all contents are mixed in immersive formats, upmixing technologies are essential. Each format has its own upmixer, processing a number of channels and turning it into a greater number of audio channels.
Auro-3D® is an audio technology and format, based on uncompressed audio quality and total compatibility with existing norms and formats. The concept and listening formats of Auro-3D revolve around adding a 'Height' layer, on top of traditional 2D surround systems, thus creating a sensation of spatial sound, with speaker configurations going from Auro 9.1 to Auro 13.1. Auro's upmixer is the Auromatic. Please read the Home theater speaker set-up guidelines for Auro-3D for more information.
Dolby® Atmos is based on the concept of object based audio technology, where any sound can exist as an independent object, to be placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead. Sounds will flow above and around you as they would in a real-world environment, thanks to overhead channels added to the traditional surround setup. Dolby's upmixer is the Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU). Read the Dolby Atmos® Home Theater Installation Guidelines for more information.
DTS:X and DTS:X Pro
DTS:X Pro™ is the next-generation audio codec from Xperi that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity. Offering a multi-dimensional audio experience in a very flexible way, DTS:X is compatible with all immersive sound speaker configurations. DTS' upmixer is the Neural:X engine. Read more in the DTS:X white paper.