SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRS Labs, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SRSL), a renowned provider of audio, voice and surround sound
technologies, today announced that the Coming Home Studios ("CHS"), a Los
Angeles-based full service television and DVD production and distribution
company, has released a long form live music concert DVD from multi-platinum
artist Godsmack that was mixed in SRS Circle Surround ("CS"). "Godsmack --
Changes" gives an intimate portrayal of life on tour with one of today's top
selling rock bands -- and it all comes alive in vivid and immersive SRS Circle
Surround. "Changes" was available in stores this week and is the third DVD
from Coming Home Studios utilizing Circle Surround encoding released since May
2004. An original Circle Surround 5.1 mix is included on the PCM stereo track
of the DVD.
Filmed by Daniel E. Catullo III and Andrew MacNaughtan throughout the
band's 2003-2004 Faceless Tour, the film gives viewers a chance to experience
the rigors of being on the road and traveling from city to city to perform
music for tens of thousands of die-hard fans. What's unique about this
particular DVD release is that the viewer has two different modes to
experience the DVD footage. The first way to enjoy the DVD is to view it as a
feature film. This enables the viewer to view the songs performed live
directed by Daniel E. Catullo III interspersed with exclusive
behind-the-scenes footage directed by Andrew MacNaughtan, who were the
directing team behind last year's "RUSH in Rio" DVD, which debuted at number
one in seven countries and is one of the biggest selling music DVDs of all
time. The film mode includes approximately 105 minutes in running time. The
second mode to experience the DVD is the concert mode, which consists of
58 minutes of live song performances.
Circle Surround encoding allows a 5.1 surround mix to be stored or
transferred via a PCM or two-channel track and delivers surround experience
over any surround sound system. This means that if a viewer has a non-digital
surround receiver or has not installed their DVD and receiver via the optical
jack, they will still enjoy an immersive and thrilling original 5.1 surround
mix. Also, any Circle Surround-encoded clip that is broadcast over television
or radio, compressed for distribution online, or stored digitally on standard
media, such as CDs, DVD-Rs, or personal music juke boxes, can be enjoyed in
surround sound if a listener has a multi-speaker system with any surround
decoder. One of the most powerful features of CS technology is that it is
100 percent compatible with all playback environments, from one-speaker mono
to two-speaker stereo or multi-speaker surround sound systems.
"We have worked hard with SRS Labs to deliver cutting edge surround sound
to audiences both on this Godsmack project and previously with Matchbox
Twenty," said Daniel E. Catullo III, president and CEO of Coming Home Studios.
"When it comes to their favorite music and video, consumers place a very high
value on premium audio quality as well as an excellent image, so when they see
the SRS brand, they know they're getting the very latest surround sound
technologies that can be enjoyed over any playback system."
"Godsmack -- Changes" was produced by Coming Home Studios, a full service
television and DVD production and distribution company that uses cutting edge
audio and video production methods to deliver the most technically advanced
DVDs available on the market today. In addition to the "Rush in Rio" DVD, CHS
has produced DVDs for many of today's top artists including, The Dave Matthews
Band, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Duran Duran, Matchbox Twenty and many others.
Seven of the company's DVDs have charted at #1 in Billboard and thirteen have
been in the top ten.
Mike Canevaro, director of sales and development for SRS Labs, commented,
"Coming Home Studios gives music fans around the world what they crave -- an
in-home concert experience. With incredible video quality using the very
latest HD filming techniques, and now with our Circle Surround, fans will feel
as if they are in the stadium with the band. We are pleased to further our
partnership with CHS as they continue to set new standards of quality for
For information regarding Circle Surround, contact Mike Canevaro at
(949) 442-1070 Ext. 3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also
available from the company's website at www.srslabs.com. For more information
regarding Coming Home Studios, visit http://www.cominghomestudios.com or
contact Daniel E. Catullo, III at (323) 467-6000. For more information on
Godsmack, visit http://www.changesthemovie.com.
About Circle Surround Encoding & Decoding
Circle Surround is a powerful and highly versatile encoding and decoding
technology capable of delivering up to 6.1 channels of audio over any
two-channel medium. Quickly becoming the surround sound standard for
television broadcasters, record labels and Emmy-award winning television
mixers, Circle Surround is the ideal encoding solution for 'real world'
applications because it is the most flexible surround solution. What this
means is that once content is Circle Surround encoded, the signal can be
carried over standard stereo cables or broadcast methods and listeners with a
surround sound home theater playback system will enjoy surround sound.
Listeners with a two speaker stereo system or who use the internal TV speakers
will get an enhanced and thrilling stereo experience.
Major broadcasters, including ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN HD, FOX,
FX, TNT and PBS, have delivered hundreds of events and television programs in
Circle Surround. In addition to it being a flexible encoding format, Circle
Surround decoding is licensed by many of the world's leading manufacturers of
home theater, automotive entertainment and personal computer hardware and
software products, including Kenwood, Marantz, Theta Digital, Accuphase,
M-Audio, Jaton, and Smart Devices. It is the most powerful, flexible and
feature-rich surround decoding format available today.
About SRS Labs Inc.
SRS Labs is a recognized leader in the advancement of audio and voice
technology. The company works with the world's top manufacturers to provide a
richer entertainment experience through patented sound techniques. SRS Labs'
technologies can be heard through products ranging from televisions, flat
panel displays, DVD players, mobile phones, car audio systems, headphones and
notebook and desktop computers. The company also offers hardware and software
tools to professionals and consumers for the creation, production and
broadcast of content featuring SRS Labs' technologies. SRS Labs' wholly owned
subsidiary, ValenceTech, is a Hong Kong-based semiconductor company that
designs and sells custom ASICs and standard ICs to leading manufacturers
worldwide. Based in Santa Ana, Calif., the company also has licensing
representation in Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, and Korea. For more information
about SRS Labs, Inc. please visit www.srslabs.com. The information on the
aforementioned website is not incorporated by reference into this press
Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in
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statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future
operations) that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made
by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company
believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there
can be no assurances that the Company's goals and strategy will be realized.
Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect the Company's
actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed
in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. Some of
these factors include the acceptance of new SRS Labs' products and
technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely
development and release of technologies by the Company, general business and
economic conditions, especially in Asia, and other factors detailed in the
Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. SRS Labs
specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or
Investor Contact: Media Contact:
Tami Yanito Jennifer Drescher
(949) 442-1070 x 3093 (949) 442-1070 x 5010
Coming Home Studios Contact:
Daniel E. Catullo, III
SOURCE SRS Labs, Inc.