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Local Audio Production Company Inks Agreement with California-Based DTS Inc.


CHATHAM-KENT, ON –May 16, 2022: David Farquhar, President of Design Sound Productions, says,”It all began with the Vice President of Research and Development at Xperi, a subsidiary of Digital Theatre Systems(DTS), a Silicon Valley tech giant listening to our Moonlight Audio Theatre Podcast. That’s when he had a flash of inspiration about using audio drama and spoken word dialogue to evolve their team’s research into machine learning, a component of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Soon after that, the VP contacted me, inquiring if I would be willing to make Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre’s content available for licensing. They were especially interested in our children’s titles. And as they say, the rest is history.”

The continued growth and success of Design Sound Productions is further evident by the collaboration with DTS. Our audio dramas and spoken word content produced by Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre will now be crucial for the cutting-edge developments in AI that DTS and Xperi Currently have under way. Farquhar notes, “The new licensing agreement between our companies has also set a new precedent for AI development.”

DTS Inc. first launched in 1993, making multichannel audio technologies incorporated in Steven Spielberg’s films Jurassic Park and the remastered version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Spielberg acted as an initial investor, providing the company with significant momentum.

Design Sound Productions is engaged in the business of producing, publishing, and selling audio drama recordings and audiobook recordings under its audio imprint Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre through its global distribution partner Blackstone Publishing of Ashland, Oregon.

Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre’s new releases for 2022 include The Secret Garden, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, A Life In The Woods, Winnie-The-Pooh, Stories From The Forest, The Ultimate Classic Collection For Children, and Alice Through The Looking Glass.

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