,Thursday, April 22, 1999
Kind of Loud Technologies Ships SmartPan Pro Surround Sound Panning for Pro Tools
SmartPan Pro is a surround sound panning plug-in for Digidesign�s Pro Tools platform, a product from Kind of Loud Technologies that brings discrete six-channel surround sound capabilities to Pro Tools.
Available directly from Kind of Loud and through selected Digidesign Pro Tools resellers, SmartPan Pro provides a crucial link between Pro Tools and surround sound production. Users may create professional mixes for Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD video, DVD audio, and game formats, as SmartPan Pro provides support for 5.1, 7.1, and LCRS. Kind of Loud has also developed an innovative tool called the SmartKnob(TM), a controller that both places sound and controls its width or spatial event, offering a new approach to the Psychoacoustics of surround sound panning. The Kind of Loud designers have also come up with a Polar Joystick that uses a circular paradigm for panning.
Features of SmartPan Pro include divergence control, independent surround and sub-woofer/LFE controls, adjustable filtering, and automation. The US list price for SmartPan Pro is $995.00. FOr more information, contact Kind of Loud Technologies, LLC at 831-466-3737 and visit their Web site at