'The Syndicate' In the News


Music Box Supper Club Launches Immersive Sound Series

By Cool Cleveland | February 4, 2022
Steely Dan - Aja LP Cover

New immersive surround sound system using technology developed in Cleveland by Frank Foti.
The series opens with a really special host: Steely Dan producer Gary Katz, who helmed the recording of Aja, which won the Grammy for Best Engineered Recording—Non-Classical. (He also produced Steely’s Dan’s other 1970s albums.) He won’t be hosting virtually either; Katz will be coming into Cleveland for the event.

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Music Box Supper Club to debut state-of-the-art sound system

By Troy L. Smith | January 31, 2022
Music Box Supper Club

Cleveland’s Frank Foti, the executive chairman of audio manufacturing company Telos Alliance and former studio engineer at WMMS.
Foti’s state-of-the-art sound system can, perhaps, be best described as surround sound on steroids.

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Music Box Supper Club set to launch Immersive Sound Listening Parties

By The News Herald | January 21, 2022

It will be powered by Deja Vu, software developed by Frank Foti, once the chief engineer at Cleveland rock giant WMMS-FM 100.7 and now the executive chairman of Cleveland-based company Telos Alliance. Deja Vu takes a stereo signal and, in real-time, converts it to a 5.1 sound-sound mix.

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Music Box’s Immersive Sound Series To Feature Cutting Edge Technology – Déjà Vu

By Jeff Niesel | January 13, 2022

For several years now, Music Box Supper Club has hosted a storyteller series. At one program, Music Box owner Mike Miller heard about locally based tech guru Frank Foti’s new approach to immersive sound.

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Syndicate of Sounds – Frank Foti – TWiRT Ep. 626

By Kirk Harnack | January 13, 2023

Frank Foti is well known within the broadcasting industry for his digital audio processing innovations. Those of us who know Frank personally know that he is a huge fan of 5.1 audio recordings, and that he has often lamented the scarcity of available material. But unlike the rest of us, Frank actually has the skills…

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What’s Next in Audio Processing with Frank Foti – TWiRT Ep. 553

By Kirk Harnack | January 4, 2023

From modifying off-the-shelf audio processors, to hand-building his own designs, to overseeing the most successful radio audio processing company in the world, Frank Foti has both predicted and created the future of audio enhancement. In this episode we’ll hear about Frank’s collaboration with great record producers and how that work has continued to inform the…

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Gary Katz, Steely Dan Producer on Déjà Vu 5.1 Surround Sound

By Syndicate of Sounds | August 4, 2022

Gary Katz, Steely Dan Producer on Déjà Vu 5.1 Surround Sound

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Cleveland Beat Interview – Frank Foti, Syndicate of Sounds

By Deanna Adams | January 26, 2022

Deanna interviews sound technician, Frank Foti, about his new state-of-the-art sound system and featured at the Music Box Supper Club on the West Bank of the Flats in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Mike Miller – Unlike Anything You’ve Heard Before!

By WKYC - 'It's About You' | January 25, 2022

Joe is joined with Mike Miller from the Music Box to talk about the immersive music party you must visit!

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WERE Radio – Flashpoint NOW – Ed ‘Flash’ Ferenc Interviews Syndicate of Sounds CEO, Frank Foti

By Ed 'Flash' Ferenc | August 10, 2022
WERE Radio - Ed 'Flash' Ferenc Interviews Frank Foti

Ed ‘Flash’ Ferenc interviews Syndicate of Sounds Frank Foti for his radio program, Flashpoint NOW. Flash and Frank were co-workers at WMMS 100.7 FM back in the heyday of Cleveland radio. In this segment, Frank talks about his latest 5.1 Surround Sound gizmo, Déjà Vu.

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