Monday, June 2, 2014

Soundgarden’s Superunknown becomes first rock album with 11.1 DTS Headphone:X mix

The Super Deluxe Edition of the 20th anniversary release of Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” is the first rock album to be issued with an 11.1 DTS Headphone:X mix.

The technology allows fans to hear the music as if they were sitting in the producer's chair, in studio with the band.

Due June 3, the Super Deluxe Edition will include access to download the Soundgarden DTS Headphone:X Superunknown 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition App on iOS and Android devices.

Hear a sample of the technology with a new mix of “Spoonman” available at Soundgarden’s website here.

DTS Headphone:X is an advanced new technology that enables content producers to capture the acoustics of a high-quality audio production studio for faithful reproduction on consumer-end products. The technology externalizes and expands sound, so instead of listeners perceiving that the sound is inside their head, as with traditional headphone listening, they experience it as coming from high-quality loudspeakers located some distance around them. With benefits for both producers and consumers, the DTS Headphone:X technology presents a whole new way to enjoy entertainment content over headphones.

"Bands have been releasing albums in surround sound for years now, but no technology has been able to provide fans with a true feeling of what it was like to be in the studio with the band,” says producer Adam Kasper. “That's why I find DTS' Headphone:X technology so fascinating. The experience Soundgarden's fans will hear over headphones is identical to how I heard the mix in the studio when producing the surround sound version."

Soundgarden launch a series of European dates in Istanbul, Turkey on June 6, and then team up with Nine Inch Nails for a summer tour of North America, with shows starting July 19 in Las Vegas.

See also:

Soundgarden announce Superunknown 20th anniversary show in New York
Soundgarden documentary in the works
Soundgarden and Nine Ninch Nails expand summer tour
VIDEO: Soundgarden perform My Wave on Guitar Center Sessions
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