Founder Dolby Laboratories is deceased




Sound pioneer Ray Dolby, who founded audio company Dolby Laboratories, Thursday is deceased. The inventor was on the basis of several technologies that improved the sound of movies, such as noise reduction, Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital Surround.

Dolby-logo Dolby, who has become 80 years and died from the effects of acute leukemia, Dolby Laboratories began in 1965. The company introduced a technology that allows the noise on tape recordings could be reduced. This technology quickly became popular with record companies, but in the seventies the film industry began to use the technology. Dolby

Awareness among the general public came with Dolby Stereo, which films could be recorded with four audio channels. Although movies with multiple audio channels were no novelty – 20th Century Fox had thirty years earlier example of such a system – the system made it much cheaper for Dolby Digital cinemas to play movies with stereo sound off. Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind were the first films that used Dolby Stereo.

In the eighties the company Dolby Surround, and introduced in the digital age followed Dolby Digital Surround. Ray Dolby, who has over fifty patents stand on his name remained until 2009, as chairman, and withdrew from the government in 2011.


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