Prolight + Sound 2018: Astro Spatial Audio to demonstrate third-party integration

Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) will be present at Prolight + Sound from 10-13 April where it will host special presentations highlighting the integration between ASA’s SARA II Premium Rendering Engine and third-party systems, including TTA’s Stagetracker II next-generation performer tracking, Alcons Audio loudspeakers, and QLab playback automation software.

In addition, ASA will debut new v4.0 software, incorporating substantial improvements in loudspeaker management, matrixing and show control.

An enhanced production module is also included within the update, offering advanced timeline editing in the shape of an automation editor, and a new event manager function to facilitate cue-based show sequences.

At the heart of the ASA solution, meanwhile, is the conversion of audio signals into audio objects. The SARA II Premium Rendering Engine, a 3U road and rack ready processor offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, utilises extensive metadata attached to each audio object.

"The seamless integration of our technology with our fellow manufacturers and maintaining a brand agnostic approach is at the core of the Astro Spatial Audio philosophy," commented Astro Spatial Audio managing director, Bjorn Van Munster.

"But to really understand the transformative potential of object based immersive audio, you need to experience it for yourself. An exhibition like Prolight+Sound is an extremely challenging environment for us to work in which is why our visitors are always so impressed with the results we can achieve despite the surrounding noise! We look forward to once again welcoming everyone to our booth."