Involve is the perfect format in which to encode your music, video or movies as it is a fully circular Surround Sound format which plays perfectly on any stereo device.
This allows you, the sound engineer, to think in terms of Surround Sound but have the download in a stereo format ready for any playback through any medium.
Of course anyone who has the Involve™ Studio Encoder/Decoder will get a full surround sound experience as good or better than discreet! Even if an end user plays the Involve sound track through another decoder such as Pro-logic II or Circle Surround, they will get a better experience than if the track had been a simple standard stereo recording.
The Involve™ Studio Encoder/Decoder has been designed to enable a recording engineer to precisely record 4 or 5 channels into a fully compatible stereo format that is completely indistinguishable from standard stereo.
Involve Audio is offering the Involve™ Studio Encoder/Decoder to studios for $US4995. As a special offer to our early adopters the Encoder/Decoder is being offered at this price including a full Akoustos™ Pro Stereo System completely free of charge. This $US3500 system could be used as an excellent studio monitoring system besides being the ultimate HiFi package.
HOW DOES THE INVOLVE™ STUDIO ENCODER/DECODER WORK?
The Involve™ Studio Encoder/Decoder is the world first patented actively adaptive, tri band, fully balanced, matrix encoder. Many previous attempts have been made to effectively mix 4 or 5 channels into stereo using phase shift techniques but have always suffered in either not producing good surround channel separation or producing a compressed stereo image.
Additionally most previous techniques failed to produce a decoded surround sound that was completely even, with no bias toward front/ back/ left/ right channels. Involve format recording solves all of these problems and produces a real circular, non preferential, sound field when played back with an Involve decoder.
The process is an analogue process implemented with digital DSP processing, which is completely lossless, and produces a stereo output of two analogue channels, The Involve surround encoded file can be played on Ipod, radio, TV, CD’s, DVD’s and cable TV with no loss in fidelity, and no apparent loss in channel separation.
The resultant processed and recorded surround format is completely unaffected by file compression techniques and in no way changes the fidelity of the recording when played back in stereo or surround. If you put compressed audio in you will still get the same compressed audio out.
Unlike all other matrix encoding techniques, Involve uses 3 separate bands of encode with the matrix encode mathematics dynamically variable to suit the recording conditions. The processing senses the type of music being recorded and detects if surround content is present and its relationship to the frontal content then adjusts the recording matrix to suit the instantaneous recording requirement.
Involve format recording uses extensive modelling of human listening perception and several factors are incorporated into the application of the variable matrix equations. These dynamic adjustments are all designed to ensure that both stereo and surround listener are blissfully unaware of any changes to the original recording.