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Lady Gaga Electrifies Fans with the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden Blu-ray Disc in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround Sound

Nov 14, 2011

Master mix delivers progressive concert Blu-ray experience with 5.1 surround sound

San Francisco, November 14, 2011-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that the November 21, 2011, Blu-ray Disc release of the critically acclaimed, Emmy® award-winning HBO special Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden has been mastered in 5.1 surround sound using Dolby® TrueHD.

Dolby TrueHD is a lossless multichannel audio technology developed for high-definition entertainment. It ensures that Lady Gaga fans will be able to enjoy the full concert experience, bit-for-bit identical to the original studio master, in 5.1 surround sound from the comfort of their home theaters.

"The advanced capability of Dolby TrueHD to deliver master-quality audio to Blu-ray Disc gives audiences the best possible audio experience for Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden," explains Jim Belcher, Vice President, Advanced Technology and Production, Universal Music Group. "The mix team, led by sound rerecording mixer Brian Riordan, did a tremendous job on the studio master, and Lady Gaga fans will get an amazing-sounding live concert with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound."

Brian Riordan, Emmy award-winning sound rerecording mixer and founder of Levels Audio, uniquely orchestrated the master 5.1 mix by leveraging the abundant audience microphones placed around Madison Square Garden during the concert to bring an immersing surround sound atmosphere to the Blu-ray Disc. Taking a progressive approach to concert videos, the Blu-ray mix breaks away from traditional use of surrounds by seemingly placing instruments around the viewer to deliver a truly unique 5.1 experience enhanced by the Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.

"Dolby plays a critical role in ensuring that the artistic intent of the audio mix is maintained through the entertainment ecosystem into the home, and Dolby TrueHD delivers on that promise to consumers," said Craig Eggers, Director, Blu-ray Ecosystem, Dolby Laboratories. "Lady Gaga fans will be able to enjoy this concert as it was intended to be heard in their home theaters with every nuance of the sound mix captured and reproduced in dynamic lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio."

Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden delivers a stunning 5.1 surround mix, immersing home theater audiences in the concert atmosphere. For behind-the-scenes insight into the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack from sound rerecording mixer Brian Riordan, visit: http://youtu.be/FkQNdDqVdfE.

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