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Holophone® and Project Harvest: Capturing the World In 7.1

For Immediate Release


H2-PRO Used to Record Largest 7.1 Sound Effects Library

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, OCTOBER 6, 2006 — Wave Recording Studios, one of the UK's leading providers of audio mixing and sound effects services for the advertising industry, has started to amass the largest comprehensive and realistic 7.1 sound effects library. Named Project Harvest, this quest will take Wave audio engineers Joss Gardner and Craig Loftus around the world, starting in Europe, recording sound effects in real-time and real-life situations.

Working on projects for Guinness and other major advertisers, Wave co-owners Johnnie Burn and Warren Hamilton wanted a microphone that would produce recordings that matched their high caliber of clientele and still be easy to use and set-up while being able to withstand the hazards of traveling. The Wave team jointly decided on Holophone's H2-PRO surround microphone.

"We selected the H2-PRO because it provides superior 7.1 recordings without the need for complicated set-up," explains Gardner. "You can just plug it in and know that it will work when you need it to - in whatever situation you throw at it."

The surround microphone is being used in a variety of locations and environments to capture everything and anything from sounds of jet fighters passing overhead in Anglesea, a school dinner hall in Cornwall, cicadas in a Spanish field, visitors at London's Tate Modern Museum, to rushing water in Parisian sewers. In every situation the Wave crew used it, the H2-PRO provided superior performance.

"The sound produced by the H2-PRO is clear and the surround image is excellent," Gardner continues. "It has also survived being lugged up mountains, punched by soccer fans and traveling in the van with us."

The H2-PRO is being used in conjunction with a Deva V hard disk recorder with the surround microphone positioned on a stand or portable boom. Most of the recording is predominately being done with the boom because it is more portable, allowing Gardner and Loftus to record a greater number of sounds per day. All items are recorded at 96k and 24 bit for maximum clarity.

About Holophone

Holophone is committed to developing and commercializing products that use patented 3-D audio technology to bring the physical experience of "really being there"to a new level for all audio and visual productions by professionals and hobbyists. Holophone provides customers and business partners with industry-leading product and service quality. Holophone is firmly dedicated to providing outstanding value, excellence in
service, and product performance.

Holophone™ surround-sound microphones are patented audio recording devices designed specifically to address the challenges audio professionals face in capturing, recording and broadcasting multichannel surround sound. Developed by Rising Sun Productions in Toronto, Canada, Holophone systems effortlessly capture discrete signals that are ultra-realistic and provide the most accurate spatiality, audio imaging, and directionality of any recording device. Entirely compatible with all audio mixing, encoding, and playback systems, Holophone also enhances mono and stereo mixes. Holophone systems provide the perfect front end for all professional and consumer audio applications including HDTV broadcasting, standard broadcasting of live sporting and music events, feature film location recording, and studio recording for music, films, and worship applications. Holophone surround sound technology has been used for numerous national and international broadcasts, including the Grammy Awards and NFL Super Bowl. As a scalable system, Holophone technology is also available for license to the consumer electronics industry.

About Wave Recording Studios

Wave Recording Studios provides audio mixing and sound effect services for the advertising industry and beyond. Established in 1999 by two well-respected sound engineers, Warren Hamilton and Johnnie Burn, Wave rapidly built a reputation for being at the top of its league. Wave's first job was for Walter Campbell, Tom Carty and Jonathan Glazer on the world famous Guinness spot, 'Surfer.'. In fact, since opening its doors, Wave has worked on every Guinness commercial ever made. After starting with just seven staff , Wave has grown exponentially and now offers five studios, three 'Bite' rooms and a dedicated client area. Co-owners Johnnie Burn and Warren Hamilton now assume Creative Director roles to oversee projects worked on by their core team of engineers: Shippy Boora, Alex Hubbard, Tony Rapaccioli, Aaron Reynolds, Jack Sedgwick, and Parv Thind. To date, Wave has won six BTA Craft arrows for best sound design / use of recorded music and eight D&AD silvers with one D&AD gold for sound design. Wave has the capacity to work 24/7 and, thanks to its worldwide reputation for excellence, often works for international clients via ISDN lines and FTP sites. Regular clients include prestigious names like: Jonathan Glazer (commercials and features), Chris Cunningham, Danny Kleinman, W+K, BBH and Fallons. Wave took 50% of audio credits in the 2005 APA 50 whilst dominating Campaign's 2005 top ten round-ups (70%), Creative Circle (60%) and the 2006 British Television Advertising awards (58%). www.wavestudios.co.uk

About Project Harvest:

This quest is described as "Forest Gump meets Phileas Fogg" by Warren Hamilton and Johnnie Burn (Wave's co-owners and creative directors), who devised Project Harvest as a way of building the highest quality sound effects library that the world has ever seen. The resulting annals will be unique not only in their quality, but also because all effects will be recorded using up-to-the-minute 7.1 surround sound technology. Most sound studios charge clients for each individual sound effect that is used. Wave recognizes that, when combined with budgetary constraints, this model hinders the creative process by limiting experimentation. However, by taking ownership of its sound effects, Wave can continue to offer clients unlimited, hi-quality sound effects at no extra cost. www.projectharvest.blogspot.com

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Godfrey
Tel: 416-362-7790
Fax: 416-362-7780
Email: jg@holophone.com