Do you still remember the THX trailer that played in cinemas a couple of years ago?
If you frequent the movies, then you may probably remember the THX trailer that played on special cinemas before the movie starts. Nearly everyone is still familiar with the deep note trailer that became the signature sound for THX. THX is basically a brainchild of George Lucas, who wanted to find a way to certify cinemas and other hardware so you’re getting the best movie viewing and sound experience. THX was purchased by gaming company Razer in 2016.
Despite new cinema experiences that have popped up over the years, cinephiles will never forget the iconic sound that was parodied in pop culture over the years. The first THX trailer arrived in 1983 with the release of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and has been present on most big-budget movies.
Now, THX has introduced a new Deep Note trailer called Genesis for the new generation of moviegoers (if you’re watching in a THX-certified cinema) and to celebrate its 35th anniversary. It features a 4K resolution and uses Spatial Audio to allow for multi-dimensional sound even when you’re just using headphones – don’t believe us? Listen to the trailer below using headphones and tell us what you think.
“We are thrilled to release the new THX Deep Note trailer to entertainment lovers around the world,” said Min-Liang Tan, THX chief executive officer. “As a nod of appreciation for THX fans and as a bridge to new fans, we’re offering this trailer in THX Spatial Audio with incredible pre-rendered immersive sound. We engaged brilliant and imaginative people to create a remarkable audio-video experience for broad appeal, that looks and sounds the best it can and can be enjoyed where and when people want it‒in the theater, in your home, or on the go from any mobile devices.”