This year at CES, attendees heard something they’ve never heard before: World of Warcraft in 11.1 surround – on headphones. Master re-recording engineer, Mark Edward Lewis, mixed a DTS 11.1 HeadPhone-X promo for World of Warcraft’s newest game update for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. Mixed at Michael Lehmann Boddicker’s Sol 7 Recording & Post and produced by Lehmann Boddicker, the staff and production team at the DTS booth including executives from Blizzard, the developer of the game, were thrilled to hear what is usually a stereo game-audio experience (and rarely a 5.1 surround audio experience) turned into a high-resolution 11.1 mix in headphones.
Perfectly convoluted from DTS’ own studio reproductions, users at the DTS booth got to experience what millions in the gaming and television industry are about to experience in the coming months: true 3-D surround sound on any pair of headphones.
11.1 surround mixes include the standard Left, Center, Right, Middle Left/Right, Surround Left/Right and subwoofer orientation of 7.1 with the addition of a quadrophonic “height” element of 4 speakers. This is not the first 11.1 mix for Lewis as he’s mixed in 2013. Other titles include Omega 1 motion comics, Amy Hartman’s film which was the first film to be shot on RED Epic in Vietnam, award winning We Women Warriors and more – all mixed at Sol 7 Recording & Post and many additionally produced by Lehmann Boddicker.