On Feb. 4, the Music Box concert hall in the Flats will be the first venue in the United States to introduce the revolutionary immersive sound technology to its guests.
The technology hasn’t been released to the general public yet, but Music Box guests will be able to hear this cutting-edge sound system for the first time while enjoying a classic rock album, Steely Dan’s Aja. And for an added treat Gary Katz, Steely Dan’s longtime studio producer, will offer behind-the-scenes insights.
This is the first of the Music Box’s immersive sound listening parties, featuring classic rock albums with special guest commentators.
The inventor of the immersive sound technology is Clevelander Frank Foti, executive chairman of Syndicate of Sounds. He calls his new system “Deja-vu” and says it’s already generating worldwide interest.
Deja-vu allows the listener of a recording to experience the sound as if they were at a live concert. It is surround sound on steroids.
Foti cut his teeth in the music industry as the chief engineer at legendary radio stations WMMS and WHK during their heydays. He later created a state-of-the-art digital audio processor, Omnia. And he is a founder of Telos Alliance, a leader in digital audio solutions for radio and television.
When Music Box owner Mike Miller heard the immersive sound for the first time, he was impressed enough to invest $100,000 into his venue’s sound system to give his guests this extraordinary listening experience.Tickets to the Steely Dan Aja album listening party are $10 per person and available at musicboxcle.com.