Dolby Laboratories and Somatone Interactive Join Forces to Bring Enhanced Audio Quality to Mobile Developers and Publishers Worldwide with Dolby Audio

Dramatically enhancing the quality of mobile game sound to an unprecedented level

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 -- In a move that will bring enhanced audio quality to mobile game developers and publishers, Dolby Laboratories, the world leader in audio innovation, joins forces with the industry's most experienced sound provider, Somatone Interactive, to significantly advance the mobile game experience with Dolby Audio.


Dolby and Somatone Interactive Join Forces to Bring Enhanced Audio Quality to Mobile Developers and Publishers Worldwide with Dolby Audio

Dramatically enhancing the quality of mobile game sound to an unprecedented level, Dolby Audio produces a noticeable and immediate effect, distinguished by added depth and power that can now be more fully enjoyed on tablets and smartphones. When incorporated into a mobile device, Dolby Audio adds postprocessing technologies that significantly improve a device's audio capabilities, leading to a richer and more immersive mobile entertainment experience that can be enjoyed even in busy, loud environments.

Adam Levenson, Somatone Chief Operating Officer, comments, "It's mind-blowing to hear how Dolby Audio takes the mobile experience to the next level. You can hear and even feel an amazing difference. We're very excited to partner with Dolby, the most trusted and respected sound expert in the world, to share this breakthrough technology with our developer and publisher clients."

Based on psychoacoustic and cognitive models of audio perception, Dolby Audio delivers HD-quality audio for mobile content by using highly advanced algorithms. This technology makes it possible to store and transmit high-quality digital sound to deliver the best audio quality possible on many different kinds of devices. Specifically, Dolby Audio keeps volume constant across all content with its Volume Leveler, enables users to experience surround sound through headphones or built-in speakers with the Surround Virtualizer, and allows every word to be clearly heard with the Dialogue Enhancer, among other innovative benefits.

"We look forward to delivering high-quality audio content with Somatone Interactive," said John Couling, Senior Vice President of E-Media. "Sound experience is a crucial element in mobile games, and Dolby Audio helps create a naturally enveloping sound environment that seamlessly transports you into those games."

Dolby Audio is built into Amazon Fire tablets, many Android devices, and all Windows 8 systems (including Windows RT). The Dolby experience can readily be enabled as part of a mobile game or app's function. Devices with Dolby Audio have been specifically tuned so that even built-in speakers deliver natural, louder, and distortion-free sound.

About Somatone Interactive
Established in 2003, Somatone Interactive produces content and technology solutions for interactive media. Widely recognized as one of the video game industry's most experienced and trusted creative partners, Somatone serves as a leading global provider of original music, sound design, VO, localization, audio implementation, and tactile feedback. With more than 1,000 titles to its credit spanning all genres, including many top-sellers, Somatone maintains longstanding relationships with nearly all major publishers, developers, and indies. Distinguished by 100 years of combined industry experience and expertise, the Somatone team includes core staff members with executive and director-level experience at major game makers, classical music degrees from leading universities, and cutting-edge sound design and technology training. Visit: www.somatone.com and the Somatone blog: gameaudioartistry.tumblr.com

About Dolby Audio
Dolby Audio is a set of robust technologies that deliver rich, clear, powerful sound in the cinema, at home, and on the go. It makes entertainment more compelling by providing a vibrant audio experience for content that is broadcast, downloaded, streamed, played in cinemas, or enjoyed on disc. Dolby Audio is highly reliable and widely deployed around the world, compatible with a broad range of content and electronics, and able to optimize sound for a richer, more dynamic experience. Enhance the impact of movies, music, TV, videos, and games with Dolby Audio.

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