JamSync has added Dolby Digital encoding to its services.
Written by K. K. Proffitt   
Friday, 06 November 1998

"The new Dolby 569 encoder and 562 decoder allow us to monitor the process in real time", says JamSync's Chief Engineer, KK Proffitt. "The client can hear exactly what changes in going from the discrete mix to the Dolby Digital version. We then can master the encoded version to sound as close as possible to the original."

Sonic Foundry's Soft Encode running on a dedicated Windows NT system is also used to encode discrete 24-bit mixes from ProTools|24.

"DVD Video and Audio disks can hold many different audio formats. Unfortunately some of the new multi-channel audio formats are not playable on the current and previous generations of players. The only multi-channel audio format that they all have in common is Dolby Digital," says Proffitt. "We give our clients the ability to have a discrete mix and a Dolby Digital encoded mix that will play on the current installed base of DVD players."

JamSync is Nashville's first purpose-built surround sound mix room in Nashville following THX home theater guidelines.