Man of Steel soundtrack is first DTS Headphone:X release

The soundtrack to Man of Steel, produced by Hans Zimmer, has become the first film soundtrack to be released using the new DTS Headphone:X codec.

The new DTS virtual surround sound technology aims to recreate the surround sound experience in standard headphones.

You can listen to the DTS Headphone:X soundtrack using the Hans Zimmer's Z+ Music app or by buying a deluxe CD copy of the Man of Steel soundtrack.

The deluxe CD version comes with a special code allowing for one free download of the soundtrack within the Z+ Music app.

Still a relatively new technology, DTS Headphone:X aims to recreate a surround sound experience with regular headphones: "a Home Theatre in your pocket for mobile audio", as DTS describes it.

DTS says the app allows the producer to "capture the acoustics" of a studio, so when Zimmer used multiple drum kits placed all around a microphone, the Headphone:X technology should bring this to life in your ears. Pretty neat, eh?

Zimmer says: "With the Man of Steel soundtrack, I wanted to try something new and give fans the opportunity to connect with characters and completely immerse themselves in the emotion and action of the movie in a way that's never been done before.

"Every bit of the music is accurately recreated, allowing fans to hear all elements of the soundtrack, exactly as I heard it while producing it."

Fans of Superman can give it a go by downloading the Z+ Music app for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, free of charge – making it a bit of a steal...

by Christopher Smith

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