'Man of Steel' Motion Picture Soundtrack—Featuring Original Music by Hans Zimmer—is First Title to Ship Featuring a DTS Headphone:X™ Mix
DTS Headphone:X™ is an Advanced Technology That Delivers a Realistic Cinematic Audio Experience over Headphones and Ear Buds
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DTS, Inc. (NAS: DTSI) , a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that the Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(limited deluxe edition), released by WaterTower Music, featuring original music from Academy Award®, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer Hans Zimmer, will be the first title to feature a DTS Headphone:X™ audio mix, allowing listeners to hear the score precisely as Zimmer intended it to sound. Man of Steel fans who purchase the CD version of the deluxe edition will have the opportunity to download all 24 tracks in DTS Headphone:X via Zimmer's Z+ Music app.
"With the Man of Steel soundtrack, I wanted to try something new and give fans the opportunity to connect with characters and completely immerse themselves in the emotion and action of the movie in a way that's never been done before," said Zimmer. "I think DTS Headphone:X is an incredible tool for putting the listener directly into my chair, allowing them to hear the way the music was actually written. Every bit of the music is accurately recreated, allowing fans to hear all elements of the soundtrack, exactly as I heard it while producing it."
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, DTS Headphone:X presents a whole new way to enjoy entertainment content over headphones.
"Hans Zimmer is known for his ability to produce soundtracks utilizing methods outside the bounds of the ordinary, and we believe his creativity with the Man of Steel score will be preserved and presented with precision to those who listen to it in DTS Headphone:X," said Geir Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms, DTS, Inc. "Unlike any audio technology preceding it, DTS Headphone:X is able to maintain the creator's intent by precisely reproducing the acoustic environment in which the score was mixed over the listener's headphones or earbuds, complete with all audio nuances and directional characteristics."
The Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(limited deluxe edition) is currently available through Amazon and iTunes. The Z+ Music app is now available via a free download to iPhone and iPad users, and will soon be available to Android users.
About Hans Zimmer:
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over 19.6 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. Some of his most recent works include the History Channel's miniseries The Bible; the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Upcoming titles include Ron Howard's Rush, Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger and Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave.
About WaterTower Music:
WaterTower Music, the in-house music label for Warner Bros., has been releasing recorded music since 2001. Distributed through InGrooves Fontana, WTM has released over 150 titles, including the film soundtracks to "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Project X," "Rock of Ages," "Hairspray," "Sex and the City," "Elf," "The Notebook," and "Love and Basketball" among others. Its 2013 schedule includes "Pacific Rim" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
About DTS, Inc.:
DTS, Inc. (NAS: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into billions of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in automotive audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2013, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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