Joe Satriani Concert Film, Satchurated: Live in
Montreal, First in World to Be Recorded in 3D and Dolby
Surround 7.1, Arrives in Theaters March 1
Blu-ray release in April will bring cinematic 7.1-channel
surround sound to Blu-ray with Dolby TrueHD
San Francisco, February 27, 2012-World-famous guitarist Joe
Satriani is featured in Satchurated: Live in Montreal, the
concert movie from award-winning directors and producers
Pierre and François Lamoureux, coming to select theaters
nationwide on March 1, 2012. Satchurated is the first concert
film ever to be released in 3D and
Surround 7.1. The 3D Blu ray release scheduled for April
will be encoded in Dolby TrueHD, delivering a studio master
quality 7.1-channel surround sound experience to Satriani
fans' home theaters.
"We carefully selected and placed microphones within the
Metropolis in Montreal, and the use of the 7.1 surround
palette enabled us to capture the entire essence of the
concert event from the sound of the onstage instruments to
the presence and dynamics of the concert hall," said
director and producer Pierre Lamoureux. "The result is a
dramatic 7.1 experience that translates beautifully for
audiences looking to experience the film in Dolby Surround
7.1 at the movies or in
Dolby TrueHD lossless 7.1 surround sound at home."
Dolby plays a critical role in ensuring that the artistic
intent of the audio mix is maintained through the
entertainment ecosystem, from the concert stage to the movie
theater and into the home theater. The soundtrack makes use
of the improved panning, sound localization, and enhanced
definition provided by Dolby Surround 7.1's eight
channels and four surround zones to deliver an unforgettable
experience. Moviegoers will also get to experience
Satchurated: Live in Montreal in select Dolby 3D
For fans who want to bring the concert experience into their
living room, the Blu-ray release featuring Dolby TrueHD will
provide a stunning lossless multichannel audio soundtrack.
Dolby TrueHD delivers powerful sound that is bit-for-bit
identical to the original studio master, unlocking the full
entertainment value of Blu-ray Disc and other HD media.
Satchurated was filmed live on the Wormhole Tour in support
of Satriani's new album, Black Swans and Wormhole
Wizards, at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada, on December
12, 2010. Eight cameras captured the sold-out concert in both
2D and 3D.
Satriani is among the few artists in history to release a 3D
concert film. He is a leading force in rock music, having
been voted the No. 6 All-Time Best Guitarist by Guitarist
Magazine (UK) and Best Guitarist of the Year three times by
Guitar World Magazine. In his career, Satriani has sold more
than 10 million copies of his studio and live recordings
worldwide, has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards®, and has
sold more than 4 million concert tickets.
For behind-the-scenes insight into the 7.1-channel soundtrack
of the Joe Satriani concert film Satchurated: Live in
Montreal from award-winning directors and producers Pierre
and François Lamoureux, visit http://vimeo.com/36788587.
For more information about where to go to experience Joe
Satriani in Satchurated: Live in Montreal, visit www.satchurated.com.
About Dolby Surround 7.1
With the ability for content creators to mix in a discrete
7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones
to better orchestrate audio channels in a movie theater
environment. The four surround zones incorporate the
traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back
Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of
the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in
panning 360 degrees around the theater.
About Dolby 3D
Dolby 3D delivers an efficient and flexible solution designed
to provide audiences with a superior 3D experience.
Dolby's 3D solution uses a unique full-spectrum
color-filter technology that provides realistic color
reproduction and extremely sharp images. Additionally, Dolby
3D passive, reusable glasses provide the ultrapremium 3D
experience with enhanced performance and comfort, and are
About Dolby TrueHD
Dolby TrueHD is a 100 percent lossless audio coding
technology that reproduces movie and music playback in the
home that is identical to the studio master. Supporting up to
7.1-channel playback of 96/24 bit audio on Blu-ray Disc,
Dolby TrueHD reproduces powerful special effects and enables
you to hear every dialogue track and musical note in rich
detail. Listeners are transported right into the middle of
the action in a movie, and to the best seat in the house for
a concert event.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in
technologies that are essential elements in the best
entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for
high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates
innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home,
or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories
or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
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