Joe Satriani 3D Concert Film First to Use Dolby Surround 7.1

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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

World-famous guitarist Joe Satriani is featured in Satchurated: Live in Montreal the concert movie from award-winning directors and producers Pierre and François Lamoureux which is coming to select theatres nationwide on March 1. Satchurated is the first concert film ever to be released in 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 The 3D Blu‑ray release scheduled for April will be encoded in Dolby TrueHD. “We carefully selected and placed microphones within the Metropolis in Montreal and the use of the 7.1 surround palette enabled us to capture the entire essence of the concert event from the sound of the onstage instruments to the presence and dynamics of the concert hall ” says director and producer Pierre Lamoureux. “The result is a dramatic 7.1 experience that translates beautifully for audiences looking to experience the film in Dolby Surround 7.1 at the movies or in Dolby TrueHD lossless 7.1 surround sound at home.” Satchurated was filmed live on the Wormhole Tour in support of Satriani’s new album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards at the Metropolis in Montreal Canada on December 12 2010. Eight cameras captured the sold-out concert in both 2D and 3D.

Satriani is among the few artists in history to release a 3D concert film. He is a leading force in rock music having been voted the No. 6 All-Time Best Guitarist by Guitarist Magazine (UK) and Best Guitarist of the Year three times by Guitar World Magazine. In his career Satriani has sold more than 10 million copies of his studio and live recordings worldwide has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards® and has sold more than 4 million concert tickets. For behind-the-scenes insight into the 7.1-channel soundtrack of the Joe Satriani concert film Satchurated: Live in Montreal from award-winning directors and producers Pierre and François Lamoureux visit For more information about where to go to experience Joe Satriani in Satchurated: Live in Montreal visit Dolby Laboratories