Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. is now shipping the recently announced SurCode for Dolby E Encoder as either a single encoder plug-in or as a bundle with the already available SurCode for Dolby E Decoder. SurCode for Dolby® E brings the Dolby E standard to your workstation as the first complete Dolby E file-based toolkit. SurCode for Dolby E is a complete Dolby E Encoder and Decoder application suite for quick processing and management of file-based Dolby E assets and metadata in your digital audio workstation or computer.
SurCode for Dolby E Encoder provides encoding of up to eight channels of audio, with a variety of user selectable program types. These range from 5.1 and stereo to four independent stereo or eight mono channels — all including Dolby E and program metadata via a simple user interface. SurCode for Dolby E seamlessly integrates with your workstation such as Pro Tools, AudioTools AWE and VST qualified surround hosts. A future release will include a stand-alone version for both Mac and PC operating systems. All flavors of SurCode for Dolby E Encoder are included with a single license.
"The addition of SurCode for Dolby E to our product line is essential for our broadcast and post customers who need a software based version of this important and required delivery format," says John Schur, President of Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. "Adding SurCode for Dolby E Encoder continues to strengthen the SurCode family as being the most comprehensive collection of professional surround sound encoders and decoders available in the market today, and provides the only Dolby E plug-in solution that can run on a wide variety of workstations."
SurCode for Dolby E Encoder retails for $3,495, but is also part of a bundle that includes both SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and Decoder for $5995, and is available through an international network of pro audio resellers, and online.