The ‘Man of Steel’ motion picture soundtrack not only features music from the award winning composer Hans Zimmer, but it also the first title to ship featuring a DTS Headphone:X mix.
DTS made the official announcement today, the new “Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (limited deluxe edition), released by WaterTower Music, will feature original music from Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer Hans Zimmer, will be the first title to feature a DTS Headphone:X audio mix. Man of Steel fans who purchase the CD version of the deluxe edition will have the opportunity to download all 24 tracks in DTS Headphone:X via Zimmer’s Z+ Music app.
“With the Man of Steel soundtrack, I wanted to try something new and give fans the opportunity to connect with characters and completely immerse themselves in the emotion and action of the movie in a way that’s never been done before,” said Zimmer. “I think DTS Headphone:X is an incredible tool for putting the listener directly into my chair, allowing them to hear the way the music was actually written. Every bit of the music is accurately recreated, allowing fans to hear all elements of the soundtrack, exactly as I heard it while producing it.”
DTS Headphone:X is an advanced new technology that enables content producers to capture the acoustics of a high quality audio production studio for faithful reproduction on consumer-end products. The technology externalizes and expands sound, so instead of listeners perceiving that the sound is inside their head, as with traditional headphone listening, they experience it as coming from high quality loudspeakers located some distance around them. With benefits for both producers and consumers, DTS Headphone:X presents a whole new way to enjoy entertainment content over headphones.
“Hans Zimmer is known for his ability to produce soundtracks utilizing methods outside the bounds of the ordinary, and we believe his creativity with the Man of Steel score will be preserved and presented with precision to those who listen to it in DTS Headphone:X,” said Geir Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms, DTS, Inc. “Unlike any audio technology preceding it, DTS Headphone:X is able to maintain the creator’s intent by precisely reproducing the acoustic environment in which the score was mixed over the listener’s headphones or earbuds, complete with all audio nuances and directional characteristics.”
The Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (limited deluxe edition) is currently available through Amazon and iTunes. The Z+ Music app is now available via a free download to iPhone and iPad users, and will soon be available to Android users.
more info: itunes, amazon
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