AES 2022 International Automotive Audio Conference Partners

Palladium Partners:

Dolby revolutionizes the science of sight and sound through our innovative research and engineering, empowering creatives to elevate their stories, and offering fans unforgettable experiences in Dolby. Dolby’s remarkable audiovisual technologies heighten and deepen your experiences, helping you feel more. It’s the heavy downpour in a moody scene. The stunningly vivid sunset in the show’s season finale. The song you feel deep in your chest. The footsteps lurking behind you on the video game battlefield. The voice of a colleague on a call who lives across the globe but sounds like they’re right next to you. We breathe life into these experiences through our innovative audiovisual technologies. This is the Dolby Difference.

 

And now, Dolby is revolutionizing the future of entertainment in cars with unmatched clarity, precision placement, and immersive sound that moves all around you. Dolby Atmos for cars offers finely tuned, spatially balanced audio, delivering crisp sound that is deeper and fuller than before, so drivers and riders can enjoy content more clearly and with more spatial depth beyond stereo. Dolby collaborates closely with the music and automotive ecosystem of creatives, labels, streaming services, tier 1 partners, and automakers so drivers and riders can experience high-quality content created, delivered, and played back in Dolby Atmos even while on the go.

Contact: Dan Krueger, Senior Product Marketing Specialist at daniel.krueger@dolby.com

Platinum Partners:

Dirac is all about giving you the best sound possible. Regardless of what you’re listening to and where, we make it sound better. In your car, at your computer, on your headphones, or even in your home. Our digital audio solutions help whatever you’re listening to sound more pristine, immersive, and dynamic. We are uniquely positioned to bring you that amazing sound thanks to our patented algorithms that address the root of audio problems, creating an expanded and natural soundscape that envelopes you. This is the way sound should be. Dirac is trusted worldwide by top brands, consumers, professional studios, and audiophiles alike to deliver a superior audio experience. A transparent, optimized, immersive sound, regardless of content, device, or space.

In the automotive industry, Dirac delivers something no one else can. Our solution enables automotive sound systems to deliver a clean, balanced sound with a precise sound image and a tight and powerful bass  – with a consistent experience in all seats. Whereas most automobile manufacturers spend months manually tuning prototypes, our solution features measurement-based semi-automatic tuning and allows them to dramatically reduce their time to market, maximize performance, and ensure consistent signature sound across car models. Instead of spending weeks in the car for base tuning, with Dirac, base tuning can take only a day to achieve dramatically enhanced performance.

Dirac’s Intelligent Audio Platform is  a cross-platform software solution providing all the functionality automotive manufacturers need to achieve perfected sound with the highest possible performance, consistency, accuracy, efficiency, sharable data and reduced time to market. The platform includes Dirac’s patented algorithms for sound optimization and spatialization, a data-driven measurement system, semi-automatic filter design & tuning tools, and an IO to the h/w platform or audio framework. The Intelligent Audio Platform enables a defined and guided process from measurement to integration, defined interface to partners, audio frameworks, chipsets etc. It is for all levels of sound systems across both devices and segments. It is above all designed to be customizable, modular, and scalable.

DSP Concepts is the Silicon Valley based leader in the Audio of Things (AoT) market and the creator of Audio Weaver, the audio experience design platform that makes audio innovation easy. DSP Concepts equips and supports engineers with real-time workflows to quickly stand up prototypes, collaborate and modify designs across teams, and deploy to the most popular chipsets from leading semiconductor companies including MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, Cadence Design Systems, Arm, and others. DSP Concepts technologies are embedded in millions of automotive and consumer products, delivering remarkable audio experience solutions to prestigious brands including Bang & Olufsen, BMW, Braun, Facebook, Garmin, GoPro, LG, Mercedes Benz, Panasonic, Peloton, Porsche, Samsung, Sennheiser, Spotify, Tesla, and many more.

For over 30 years, the Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Media Technologies Division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in its field. Fraunhofer IIS systems and tools help create, transmit, and provide excellent audio and video content as well as enabling high-quality real-time communication. 

Automotive audio has been an important part of product development for many years. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and Tonmeisters dedicate their work to providing all vehicle occupants with the best sound possible. Today, in nearly every brand-new car, you can enjoy our audio technologies, such as mp3 and AAC decoding and digital radio receiver solutions. Our automotive audio processing technologies Symphoria and Sonamic can be found in numerous car models by some of the biggest European OEMs.

Now we are taking sound in cars to the next level by combining it with our Next Generation Audio system, MPEG-H Audio. Fraunhofer showcases the spectacular opportunities the immersive MPEG-H Audio based 360 Reality Audio system brings to the automotive world. Thanks to the fixed seating positions and acoustic characteristics of cars, all passengers can be enveloped by an immersive sound field exactly as intended by the artist and music producer. Subscribers of immersive music streaming services expect a 3D Audio experience not only at home but also in their cars, which are a perfect playback environment. Fraunhofer IIS is happy to offer car manufacturers the opportunity to enrich their vehicles with best-in-class immersive sound.

Take a seat in our production Audi RS Q8 and experience perfectly tuned immersive sound over loudspeakers and additional RSE headphones.

HEAD acoustics GmbH is one of the world’s leading companies offering holistic sound and vibration analysis solutions. In the telecom sector, the company enjoys global recognition due to its expertise and pioneering role in developing hardware and software for measuring, analyzing, and optimizing voice and audio quality, as well as customer-specific solutions and services. HEAD acoustics’ range of services covers sound engineering for technical products, investigation of environmental noise, speech quality engineering, consulting, training, and support. The medium-sized company from Herzogenrath near Aachen has subsidiaries in China, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the UK, the USA, and numerous sales partners worldwide.

Gold Partners:

PCB manufactures vibration, pressure, force and strain, shock, and acoustic sensors used by design engineers and predictive maintenance professionals worldwide for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements. Our sensors support testing in aerospace and defense, automotive, transportation, civil engineering, and general R&D industries. Primary sensing technologies include piezoelectric (ICP®), piezoresistive, and capacitive MEMS. With a worldwide customer support team, 24-hour SensorLine, and a global distribution network, PCB is committed to Total Customer Satisfaction. PCB Piezotronics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation. More info at www.pcb.com

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