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  • Press Release | THX Ltd.
    are no stranger to the THX Deep Note the familiar sound that introduces a feature film in THX Certified venues and on certified DVD and Blu ray discs It was first composed by Dr Moorer a Lucasfilm sound engineer in 1982 and debuted in the THX trailer Wings screened before the 1983 premiere of Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi Since then the THX Deep Note has permeated the film industry to become one of the most iconic audio logos in the world When I created the THX Deep Note I wanted a big sound I had no idea that sound would have such a big impact says Andy Moorer now a Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems I m astonished by how widely recognized the THX Deep Note has become With the essence of the piece remaining true to the original Dr Moorer resynthesized the THX Deep Note using modern technologies and mixing it in current cinema audio formats at the historic Skywalker Ranch Due to technology limitations of the time the original piece is a four channel recording that has been adapted over the years for various trailers in up to a 5 1 mix Without the technical hurdles he faced thirty years ago Andy Moorer has developed variations of the THX Deep Note in three different lengths 30 seconds 45 seconds and 60 seconds all in stereo 5 1 7 1 and Atmos mixes Faithful to the original character the resulting audio is intensely more complex taking the audience on an epic sensory journey unlike anything they ve experienced before It s more than a logo it is an essential part of the moviegoing experience explains Louis Cacciuttolo THX Executive VP of International Business Development and Brand Strategy I am amazed at how Andy was able

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