The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now-familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the intro to feature 4K video as much as audio as it will be available to theaters that are THX Certified Cinema partners.
To make the trailer immersive online, THX utilized its THX Spatial Audio post-production mixing tools that enables online users to experience the multidimensional sound using headphones. It’s special. Don some headphones and turn up your volume before pressing play. THX says in a press release it “applied advanced objects and ambisonics-based engineering, essentially spherical harmonics, for full-sphere audio.” I’m not sure what that means, but the trailer sounds great.
The original THX Deep Note debuted at the premiere of Return of the Jedi in Los Angeles.
“Our aim with this piece is to extend the legacy that inspired us as young people in the movie theater,” said Ben Rosenblatt, the trailer’s executive producer and co-founder of American Meme, in a released statement. “As a kid, I was blown away by the THX Deep Note trailer and would go back to the movie theater again and again just to see it, which inspired me to pursue the career I have in Hollywood today. We hope we’ve taken this a step beyond the originals to open up young minds and inspire an entirely new generation.”