Thomson Announces New Japanese Website for mp3s
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
mp3 Surround Technology and Free Music at www.all4mp3.jp: Applications, Exclusive Tracks and Information Available for Download
Tokyo, Japan, July 17, 2007 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced today it is offering free mp3 Surround software and music for the Japanese public on its website: www.all4mp3.jp. The web launch is made in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society Tokyo Convention (July 19-21). Thomson’s Technology Division and its partner, Fraunhofer Institute IIS, will lead an mp3 Surround seminar and host demonstrations on their booth at the conference.
Designed for musicians, engineers in advanced audio technologies and the general public, all4mp3.jp is a new Japanese-language web destination that features comprehensive resources for mp3 Surround: a demo encoder for creating mp3 Surround tracks; an mp3 Surround player; the mp3 Stereo eXtended converter (mp3 SX) for upgrading mp3 files to surround sound, and software development tools.
All4mp3.jp is also amassing a library of free 5.1 channel recordings. Currently available for download are tracks from noted independent artists such as DJ and surround sound maven Tipper and Grammy Award winner, Aimee Mann. Musicians everywhere are invited to submit their own multi-channel mixes to the library via the link on the all4mp3.jp music page.
mp3 Surround is a distribution technology for music recorded in 5.1 channel and is the only backwards-compatible, multiplatform solution of its kind today. After downloading the applications from www.all4mp3.jp, listeners who have PCs with 5.1 sound cards may enjoy multi-channel sound on 5.1 channel computer speakers. With the Ensonido feature included with the mp3 Surround player, listeners can have a multi-channel experience through normal stereo headphones. Also available on all4mp3.jp is the mp3 SX converter, a simple drop-in application that creates a surround sound experience with traditional mp3 files
Information on the AES Japan conference can be found at http://www.aes-japan.org/index-j-alt.html
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