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New Release on the mediaHYPERIUM3 label:
mH3 Select INTENSIFIED

The Pop/Rock surround sound compilation album includes songs from some of the most popular artists: P!nk, Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Seether, Evanescence, Creed, Switchfoot, America

Each song has been remixed at the Skywalker Sound Studio by producer Herbert Waltl, legendary audio engineer Eric Schilling and mastering engineer Michael Romanowski to enhance the listening experience in a surround sound environment. The results are remarkable.

 

Next level: Signature Sound in 3D Immersive Surround Sound

paragon AG and mediaHYPERIUM joined forces to produce content for the newest, most advanced stage in audio production and playback technology.
The concept goes beyond the 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound by adding height speakers to achieve an enveloping listening experience.

In the studio at Skywalker Sound, Producer Herbert Waltl and legendary Audio Engineer Eric Schilling produced 7.1 + 4H immersive surround mixes of well-known Pop songs. 3D audio has been introduced in film theaters and high-end home devices for audiovisual content. paragon and mediaHYPERIUM is bringing this new listening experience to the music world with truly discrete spatial mixes and recordings.

 

mediaHYPERIUM has produced the audio for a presentation at
MWC 2015

mediaHYPERIUM has produced the audio for a presentation at MWC 2015 (Spain) and CeBIT 2015 (Germany) for Huawei Technologies’ Full Field Communications System: “MirrorSys”. The futuristic real-time sharing communication system is designed to meet the extreme limits of human visual and auditory perception in full-size images and high definition. The prototype has been shown at Huawei’s trade booth at the Mobile Conference 2015, Barcelona, Spain and at the CeBIT Computer Expo, Hannover, Germany. (The tradeshow experience has been created in collaboration with Huawei, space150 and mH)

The initial MirrorSys prototype provides 8K ultra high definition video with a 110-degree-wide viewing angle, along with a 22.2 channel sound field with imperceptible latency; offering audiences an extremely immersive audiovisual experience.

mH audio production credits:
Herbert Waltl, producer - Louis NG, audio engineer (sound design, SFX, recording, mixing, editing) - Leslie Ann Jones audio engineer (mixing [Skywalker Sound]) - Dann Michael Thompson, 2nd engineer (mixing [Skywalker Sound]). Created and mixed at mH studios - additional mixing at Skywalker Sound – spatial mastering at Huawei SoundLab
Huawei presents MirrorSys
Press relase

Grammy Award Nomination, Certificates of Recognition

State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts, Ted W. Lieu, surprised us with Certificates of Recognition in honor of our Grammy Award Nomination for "Best Surround Sound Album" for OPUS ONE and in appreciation of our many contributions to the Recording Arts.

  
The certificates were presented to surround producer, Herbert Waltl, surround mix engineer, Leslie Ann Jones, and surround mastering engineer, Michael Romanowski by Lauren Pizer Mains, consultant to the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts. We are very honored and highly appreciate the Senator’s recognition – THANK YOU!

 

Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound DVD

Discover a surround sound music concept that sets new standards, even for high-end audio equipment: Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound. It’s a unique innovation which has been developed and produced exclusively for Mercedes-Benz.

This music DVD lets you fully explore the possibilities offered by this innovative new Frontbass technology featuring speakers tailored to the vehicle along with a superb digital amplifier. This compilation of tracks has been put together exclusively for Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound with the guidance of two individuals to whom excellence comes as second nature: Grammy® Award winners Herbert Waltl (mediaHYPERIUM) and Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound).

Together, they have created surround sound mixes which have been customised especially for the acoustic environment of the SL and are perfectly adapted to the positions of the driver and passengers.

The quality of the outcome is audible: this compilation enhances the audio quality and the authenticity of the musical performance in the surround sound playback. The perfect setting for this is the new SL: a vehicle which has perfected pace and elegance, and which brings together the highest of standards. Because as is the case with every Mercedes, it’s a question of “the best or nothing”.

Excerpt from Daimler’s press release (March 12, 2012):
High-end music enjoyment with the DVD “Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound”
So that SL drivers can fully appreciate and enjoy the Surround Sound and the unique Front Bass system, Mercedes-Benz has edited an exclusive, limited music DVD with the title “Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound”. The name stands for the unique signature sound of the musical pieces. It comprises 15 well-known pop/rock songs and 10 masterworks of classical music, re-worked and fine-tuned to the exceptional acoustic conditions of the roadster by Grammy-winning experts at one of the best sound studios in the world. Its transparent, crystal-clear sound provides a musical experience of the highest level. The DVD “Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound” can be found in every new SL Roadster that has been ordered with a Surround Sound system.

Pop/rock compilation

01 Seal “Amazing” (Seal) (P) 2007 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 3:28
02 Foreigner “Cold As Ice” (Gramm-Jones) (P) 1977 Atlantic Recording Corp. 3:20
03 Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (Lady Gaga-One) (P) 2008 Interscope Records. 3:59
Courtesy of Streamline/Kon Live/Cherrytree/Interscope Records under licence from Universal Music Enterprises.
04 James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (Ghost-Blunt-Skarbek) (P) 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. 3:32
05 Jason Derulo “In My Head” (Rotem-Desrouleaux-Kelly) (P) 2009 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
06 Nikka Costa “Chase The Thrill” (Costa-Luttrell-Ciancia-Stanley-Bingham) 5:31
(P) 2012 gofunkyourself records under licence from gofunkyourself records.
07 Sting “Every Breath You Take” Featuring Branford Marsalis & The Royal Philharmonic Concert 6:01
Orchestra (Sting) (P) 2010 UMG Recordings Inc. Courtesy of UMG Recordings Inc. under licence from Universal Music Enterprises.
08 The Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’” (Tom Johnston) (P) 1973 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 3:19
09 Creedence Clearwater Revival “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” 2:41
(John Fogerty) from the album “Pendulum” (FCD-4517) Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
10 Sheryl Crow “Everyday Is A Winding Road” (Crow-Trott-Macleod) (P) 1986 A&M Records. 4:25
Courtesy of A&M Records under licence from Universal Music Enterprises.
11 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” (Steele-Gift) (P) 1989 FFRR Records Ltd. 3:26
12 Alanis issette “Ironic” (Ballard-Morissette) (P) 1995 Maverick Recording Company. 3:48
13 Alex Max Band “Tonight” (Single Mix) (Alex Max Band (BMI)/Scott Thomas, Universal Music Corp. 4:23
(ASCAP), Universal Music – Careers) (P) 2010. The copyright for this sound recording is owned by AMB Records under exclusive licence to Capitol Music, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG, LC 00542. By courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG.
14 Yes “Owner Of A Lonely Heart“ (Rabin-Anderson-Squire-Horn) (P) 1983 Atlantic Recording Corp. 4:26
15 Tears For Fears “Shout” (Orzabal-Stanley) (P) 1985 Mercury Records Limited. 6:36
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited under licence from Universal Music Enterprises.

Classical compilation

16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Violin Concerto K 218”, 1st movement 09:11
(Allegro) Marianne Thorsen (violin), TrondheimSolistene, Øyvind Gimse (conductor). From the album MOZART (2L-038-SACD). © 2006 2L (Lindberg Lyd AS). Balance engineer and recording producer: Morten Lindberg.
17 Ludwig van Beethoven “Symphony No. 5”, 1st movement 08:04
(Allegro con brio) San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor).
Produced under licence from SFS Media.

18 Hector Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique”, 2nd movement “Un bal” 06:43
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Produced under licence from SFS Media.
19 Antonín Dvorák “Symphony No. 9” (From the New World), 4th movement 11:44
(Allegro con fuoco) Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg (conductor). © 2003 PentaTone Music B.V. www.pentatonemusic.com; catalogue number 5186 019.
20 Ludwig van Beethoven “Symphony No. 9”, Choral Finale 11:15 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons (conductor), Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Marianne Cornetti (alto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (bass). Produced under licence from RCO.
21 Edvard Grieg “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1”, Morning Mood 04:14
Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset (conductor). Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc. www.naxos.com
22 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”, Polonaise* 04:18
23 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”, Waltz* 03:36
* Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BR Symphony Orchestra), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BR Chorus), Mariss Jansons (conductor). Wilhelm Meister (producer), Ulrike Schwarz, (balance engineer). Produced under licence from BR Symphony Orchestra.
24 Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel “Pictures at an Exhibition”, Baba-Yaga 03:30
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor). Produced under licence from RCO.
25 Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel “Pictures at an Exhibition”, Great Gate of Kiev 05:24
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor). Produced under licence from RCO.

Events & Announcements

mediaHYPERIUM3 announces the release of:
FRENCH RECITAL
Étienne Gara, violin and Sonia Achkar, piano

Now available in online stores worldwide.
The complete album and its single tracks are now available for sale in multiple audio formats including HighRes, Stereo and Multichannel Surround at our music store: www.mediaHYPERIUM3.com


Pro Sound News
Steve Harvey writes about mH3 and Signature Sound: "Surround To Go".

view article: PDF


Alexander Suleiman and Bin Huang wow audiences in the Netherlands!

Listen to their amazing encore performance in one of their concerts in the Netherlands: Bin Huang, violin, Alexander Suleiman, cello with and the Sinfonia Rotterdam under the baton of Renchang Fu perform Tango Sentimental by Vaja Azarashvili.


Signature Sound OPUS ONE Grammy Award Nomination, Press Release

Clyne Media Press release: PDF │ website
Fraunhofer Press release: PDF │ website


The first released album on our label mediaHYPERIUM3 (mH3): Signature Sound OPUS ONE has been nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Surround Sound Album."
Nominations have been awarded to:
  -Leslie Ann Jones (surround mix engineer),
  -Michael Romanowski (surround mastering engineer)
  -Herbert Waltl (surround producer).

A big shout out to Leslie and Michael for their great work and dedication to our project. We also want to express our strong appreciation to the entire team who worked very hard to make the project a success, especially our legal team of Chris Castle, Holly Browde and Robert Wells; assistant engineer Dann Michael Thompson; graphic designer Andre Curry and photographer Peter Allert.

Many thanks to the album's featured orchestras, conductors and their managers and labels: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Trondheim Soloists; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra.


Grammy Award Nomination, Certificates of Recognition

State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts, Ted W. Lieu, surprised us with Certificates of Recognition in honor of our Grammy Award Nomination for "Best Surround Sound Album" for OPUS ONE and in appreciation of our many contributions to the Recording Arts.

The certificates were presented to surround producer, Herbert Waltl, surround mix engineer, Leslie Ann Jones, and surround mastering engineer, Michael Romanowski by Lauren Pizer Mains, consultant to the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts.
We are very honored and highly appreciate the Senator's recognition - THANK YOU!


September 13, 2012
Skywalker Ranch - Signature Sound
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REMIX-PROJEKT (German) (English)
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Powerbook Blog
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The Absolute Sound blogspot.com
Daimler (English)
Daimler (German)
Mercedes-Benz blog
Lufthansa Exclusive (German)
Coolhunting.com

Nikka Costa: Natural Woman / Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound production in Mercedes-Benz online magazine: mb! The magazine features Nikka Costa one of the top artists selected for the MB-Signature Sound DVD program. The article includes information about the MB Signature Sound project. ...

MIX magazine features MB Signature Sound, June 1, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound article on page 9, - or you'l find it: Table of Contents "current". "If you are going to mix for an 80-speaker discrete playback system in a custom venue, you want to mix on site. And if you want to tailor tracks for playback in the new Mercedes SL Roadster, to demonstrate real surround for all positions in the car, you might just want to bring the car to your studio"...

AES Budapest Convention A Hit, May 7, 2012
"Moderator Herbert Waltl of LA's mediaHYPERIUM, the event demonstrated the 'ultimate surround sound car listening experience.'"

April 27, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary
Herbert Waltl presents the Mercedes Benz Signature Sound project in the special event "Future Directions in Multichannel" at the 132nd AES Convention on April 27, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.