Dolby Atmos for content creators
Dolby Atmos for content creators

Dolby Atmos for content creators

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Unlock new creative and business potential with the world’s leading immersive audio technology.

For over 50 years, content creators and audio professionals have relied on Dolby to make soundtracks that inspire, amaze, and bring audiences into the story.

Today, we continue to push the envelope for quality sound through innovations in immersive audio. Dolby Atmos® Content Creation Solutions enable you to easily create a three-dimensional sonic environment where you can precisely place and move individual sounds to deliver an entirely new entertainment experience. And because these intuitive tools integrate into your existing mixing, editing, and sound design workflows, you can start using them quickly and easily, staying focused on your creativity.

Plus, with Dolby Atmos becoming more readily available across devices and content, it’s been embraced by both audiences and the world’s top content creators — which means growing business opportunities for you.

 

Explore a new dimension of creativity

Dolby Atmos lets you precisely place and move sounds in three-dimensional space with the introduction of audio objects — and with much more precision compared to traditional surround. And with the addition of overhead speakers, you can create a fully encompassing soundstage to make listeners feel like they’re inside the experience.

 

Tap into new business opportunities

More movie titles, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, TV series, and games are being created for the Dolby Atmos experience every day. More content — plus availability across devices, streaming services, and increasing consumer demand for the experience — all results in more business opportunity for you.

 

Spend your time on your mix, not your deliverables

Easily and efficiently generate all your channel-based deliverables from a single Dolby Atmos mix, for virtually any listening environment — cinema, home, mobile device, PC, or streaming services. Whether you need a 5.1 or 7.1 surround, stereo mix, or binaural or B-format render, the Dolby Atmos Renderer can create it.

 

Your mix, optimized for any listening environment

Dolby Atmos automatically optimizes content based on the number of speakers in the environment or device, so your mix delivers the best experience it can for cinema as well as mobile devices enabled with Dolby Atmos, home theaters, soundbars, and even headphones.

 

Stay creative using familiar workflows

Intuitive Dolby Atmos content creation tools integrate easily with your choice of industry-standard workflows, so you can stay focused on the work, not the tools. With native panner integration in Pro Tools and Nuendo, plus support for industry-standard I/O hardware using Core Audio and ASIO, you can build the system that fits your workflow with support for both Mac® and PC.

 

What’s new in the latest updates

 

Mix with more control and efficiency

  • Streamline Dolby Atmos mixing with a new unified workflow and interface for configuration, metering, monitoring, and mastering of Dolby Atmos content.
  • Create and monitor headphone mixes with advanced binaural render mode metadata.

 

Integrate easily with your choice of hardware and software

  • Access Dolby Atmos mixing workflows with native panner integration in Pro Tools and Nuendo.
  • Choose the I/O that fits your studio with support for ASIO and Core Audio interfaces.
  • Harness the I/O density and network ability of Dante I/O.

 

Create deliverables effortlessly

  • Configure up to 64 channels of live re-renders and improved offline rendering.
  • Export to ADM BWF, IAB MXF, and MP4.

 

Master and archive in high resolution

  • Master at 96k for a higher-quality 48k output.
  • Archive mixes in high resolution to future-proof your content.

 

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Create immersive audio mixes intuitively with your existing tools.

When mixing, your focus is on creating a great soundtrack, so we designed Dolby Atmos® content tools to integrate and work intuitively with your existing mixing solution.

Building on top of the traditional surround approach, Dolby Atmos brings two key innovations to deliver an exceptional, immersive entertainment experience. The first is a pair of overhead bed channels, resulting in a 7.1.2 surround mix. The second key development is the introduction of audio objects — individual sources that can be placed anywhere in the room, independent of the surround beds, informed by metadata that places them based on X, Y, Z coordinates and the number of speakers available in the room.

Whether you’re mixing in Pro Tools or Nuendo, the native integrations allow for easy routing and panning of sources to either the multichannel beds or to object busses, which are readily available in the I/O dropdown selection.

The 7.1.2 bed audio, object audio, and metadata are routed from your audio workstation to the Dolby Atmos Renderer, which can monitor, record, and play back Dolby Atmos content. This will render the audio and metadata to your defined speaker configuration for monitoring, as well as rendering to standard channel-based layouts for both monitoring and deliverable creation. The Dolby Atmos Renderer also records Dolby Atmos master files used for encoding for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs and can export to ADM BWF, commonly used for encoding by streaming services.

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Bring Dolby Atmos to your mix room.

Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite

Create and deliver immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes for television, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, music, and gaming with the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. Running on qualified hardware, this provides the tools you need to mix in Dolby Atmos.

 

Includes Dolby Atmos professional software tools:

  • Dolby Atmos Renderer software, which monitors, records, and plays back Dolby Atmos content. This software runs on a qualified Mac® or PC-based workstation to transform it into a dedicated rendering and mastering workstation. It renders up to 128 inputs (made up of audio beds and objects with metadata) to your defined monitoring configuration, as well as rendering to standard channel-based layouts for both monitoring and deliverable creation.

  • Three copies of the Dolby Atmos Production Suite (Mac only). When combined with the Dolby Audio Bridge and send/return plug-ins (included with the software) the Dolby Atmos Production Suite provides an in-the-box solution for editors, sound designers, composers, and others to perform editing and pre-mixing.

  • The Dolby Atmos Conversion Tool for additional control over your Dolby Atmos master file deliverables with head/tail trimming, stitching, concatenation, and frame/sample rate conversion.

Required materials not included:

  • A Pro Tools Ultimate or Nuendo audio workstation & qualified Mac or PC workstation to run the renderer software.

For information on how to get the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite, please contact your local Dolby dealer.

 

Dolby Atmos Production Suite

For audio professionals contributing to Dolby Atmos experiences for film and episodic TV, gaming, and music, the Dolby Atmos Production Suite enables an in-the-box solution for editing and pre-mixing content. Running on a laptop with headphones or in an offline edit suite, editors, mixers, and sound designers can keep your project on track and on budget without tying up your A-room or dub stage.

Interested in working in Dolby Atmos? Buy now from the Avid marketplace.

Compatible solutions:

  • Pro Tools Ultimate Software 12.8 or later

  • Avid S6

  • Avid S5

  • Steinberg Nuendo 8 or higher

  • Yamaha Nuage

  • Harrison MPC

  • AMS-Neve DFC

To learn more about Home Entertainment Room Certification, click here.

 

Dolby dealer locations

Get an in-person demo and consultation with experts on bringing Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite into your studio.

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Licensing

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Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification


Provide the absolute best quality and service to your customers by getting training and the highest level of support directly from Dolby.

With the Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification, you will:

Save time and money

Hit the ground running by becoming a Dolby Atmos Certified Studio. This certification ensures that your gear is configured, set up for optimum specifications, and ready to take on your first project.

Meet requirements, exceed expectations

With Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification, your clients get the assurance that your studio personnel have been trained by Dolby and that your facility has been commissioned by Dolby engineers.

Maximize efficiency and ensure QC approval

We’ve worked closely with post-production partners, mastering over 500 Hollywood titles, to refine the best workflows. Thorough training for your staff ensures that the job gets done right the first time.

Leverage the Dolby brand and reach

Dolby’s website is updated monthly to promote the most current list of Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studios to assure clients that your studio personnel are trained and your facility has the proper equipment and follows the best-practice workflow guidelines for creating the highest-quality content.

Learn the Dolby Atmos workflow

Get an in-depth overview of system configuration, project setup, creating immersive audio mixes, generating deliverables for Blu-ray and digital delivery, and more.

Learn the Dolby Atmos workflow

Get an in-depth overview of system configuration, project setup, creating immersive audio mixes, generating deliverables for Blu-ray and digital delivery, and more.

Dolby Atmos Certified Facilities

A Dolby Atmos Certified Studio is a professional studio that has met the following requirements:

  1. Criteria for room size, geometry, layout, and more

  2. Loudspeaker and amplification specifications

  3. Room acoustic criteria

  4. Mix and monitoring solution requirements and recommendations

Atmos Home Certified Rooms

19 Audio
11549 White Cliffs Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89138, United States
+1 310-801-3500

 

Antaviana Films
Rossello 34 Bajos, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 143 9044

 

Annapurna Studios
7 Acres, Road, 5 Jubliee Road, 500045 Hyderabad, India
(91) 916011 2226

 

Audiomaster Candiani S.A DE C.V
Sevilla 618, Colonia Portales, Mexico City CP 03300, Mexico
+52 55 9183 2460

 

Best Digital
C/Valle De Belagua 29, 28660 Boadilla Del Monte, Madrid, Spain
+34 64 998 1059

 

BTI Studios USA
3601 W. Olive Ave, Suite 650, Burbank, CA, 91505, United States
+1 818-450-3742

 

Creative Sounds BV/BTI Studios
Franciscusweg 219D, Hilversum, 1216SE, The Netherlands
+31 3568 56696

 

Deluxe Encore
142 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8DD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7878 7800

 

Eclair Deutschland
Franklinstr. 12, Berlin, 10587, Germany
+49 175 723 9032

 

Famous Digital Studios
5th Floor, Ramee Emerald - II Plot No. 65A, Linking Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai, 400054, India
+91 981 998 9878

 

FFS Film & Fernseh-Synchron GmbH
Poccistrasse 3, 80336 Munich, Germany
+49 89 767 08464

 

Fox Studio Lot
10201 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, United States
+1 310-369-5689

 

Halo Post Production
25 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GX, United Kingdom
+44 207 292 8000

 

Hong Kong Baptist University
Room 618, Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
+852 34 117 473

 

Guangdong Ultra Pictures Cultural Communication Co., Ltd.
Building C, No. 8 Science Avenue, Guangzhou City, 510000 Guangdong Province, China
(86) 135 8039 8072

 

Inventure Studios Inc
11320 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, 91601, United States
+1 818-508-9894

 

Motion Picture Enterprises - HCK
432 West 45th St, New York City, NY, 10036 United States
+1 646-582-0891

 

One Cool Sound Ltd
1/F Milkway Building, No. 77 Hung To Road, Wuan Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2345 6600

 

Oslo Studios
Oslo-Strasse 2, Basel, 4023, Switzerland
+41 61 544 45 45

 

Outer Limits Post Production Ltd
89 George's Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
+353 876 288093

 

Pixelogic Media UK
19-22 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HY, United Kingdom
+44 207 462 6200

 

Post Republic GmbH
Schlesische Str. 20, Berlin, 10997, Germany
+49 30 322 9840

 

Rheinklang Media GmbH
Sternengasse 1, 50676 Koln, Germany
+49 221 302 0691

Riverside Studios/Torus GmbH
Holzgasse 14, 50676 Koln, Germany
+49 221 4230 1378

 

SSI Post Services Hollywood
7165 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90046, United States
+1 323-969-9333

 

String and Tins
32-33 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QT, United Kingdom
+44 207 434 0168

 

Technicolor Creative Services
28-32 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LF, United Kingdom
+44 207 319 4900

 

Tonik Studio GmbH
Daimlerstrasse 71b, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 284 754 31

 

Tres60 Grupo
C/. Alcala 518, 28027 Madrid, Spain
+34 917 546 700

 

USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry
Rm. 301, No. A8, Zizhu International Education Park, 100000 Shangahi, China
+86 139 1600 5182

 

VoiceArchive UK Ltd
2 Junction Road, Harrow, London, HA1 1NL, United Kingdom
+44 207 993 8251

 

VSI Berlin
Stralauer Allee 2-B, Berlin, 10245, Germany
+49 30 700 11600

 

Westwind Studios LLC
100 W. Alameda Ave, 91502 Burbank, CA 91502, United States
+1 818-972-9000

Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, London, NW8 9AY, United Kingdom
+44 20 7266 7254

 

ARRI Media GmbH
Türkenstr. 89, München, 80799, Germany
+49 89 380 91352

 

Beijing SanGui Media Co. Ltd
2 Building, 3rd Yuan, Dongfeng Arts District, Jiang Tai Road, Beijing, Tuo Fang Ying, 100076, China
+86 1 3910 777 550

 

Boom Ltd
27-29 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RQ, United Kingdom
+44 207 478 8600

 

Central Post LA
3365 Barham Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90068, United States
+1 323-484-7474

 

CSC Studio
Alsterdorferster 2A, Hamburg, 22299, Germany
+49 40 488 824

 

Deluxe Madrid
Calle Miguel Fleta 5, Madrid, 28037, Spain
+34 9172 53607

 

Envy Post Production
19-21 Mortimer St, London, W1T 3JE, United Kingdom
+44 207 908 4600

 

Feelfine Beijing Culture Media Co Ltd
C3, Qikeshu Innovation Park, 55 Baijieta Road, Chaoyang District, 100016 Beijing, China
+86 10 5762 30 88

 

Fengshengyuedong Beijing Era Cultural Broadcasting Company Ltd
Xingfuiqihe Wenchuangyuan A10, Dougezhuang 1, Chaoyang District, 100020 Beijing, China
+86 10 4418 78


Films@59
59 Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS6 6JR, United Kingdom
+44 117 906 4300

 

Futureworks Media Ltd
Empire Studio, 2nd Floor, Veer Desai Road, Andheri West, Maharashtra, Mumbai, 400053 India
+91 932 202 2987

 

Henszey Sound LLC
3575 Cahuenga Blvd, Suite 500 Studio D, Los Angeles, CA, 90068, United States
+1 424-230-4563

 

Imaj Esentepe Studio
Hikaye Sok No. 9, Esentepe, 80300 Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 2167180


Maxsfilm Beijing Culture Media
C9-12 Chuangyiyuan Qikeshu, No 55 Banjieta Road, Beijing, Chaoyang District, 100016, China
+86 1 381 0603 121

 

Mels Studios
1600 Boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-879-0020

 

MSM Studios GmbH
Theresienstr 27, Munich, Bavaria, 80333, Germany
+49 89 286 69233

 

One Union Recording Studios
1 Union St., Suite 240, San Francisco, CA, 94111-1222, United States
+1 415-675-7477

 

Ott House Audio
8561 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
+1 301-244-0129

 

Oxygen Sound Studios GmbH
Bouchestrasse 12, 12435 Berlin, Germany
+49 178 2803620

 

Post Haste Digital
2700 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, 90034 CA, United States
+1 213-480-6440

 

Red Bull Media House
Oberst-Lepperdinger-Strasse 11-15, A-5071 Wals near Salzburg, Austria
(43) 66451 38206

 

Serious Facilities Ltd
FilmCity Glasgow, 11 Merryland Street, Glasgow, G51 2QF
+44 141 440 6940

 

Secuoya Studios
Avda Espana 1, Tres Cantos, 27860 Madrid, Spain
(34) 661 57 73 43

 

Shenyang Radio And TV Station
296 Qingnian St, Heping District, Shenyang, 110013 Liaoning, China
(86) 138 400 88769

 

Snapsound
4640 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 315, North Hollywood, CA, 91602 United States
+1 818-237-6755

 

Studio Funk GMBH & Co KG
Friedrichstr. 79/80, Berlin, 10117, Germany
+49 30 611 4074

 

The Scoring Lab
2042 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA, 90403 United Statues
+1 310-817-3378

 

The Record House
150 Sierra St, El Segundo, CA, 90245, United States
+1 516-655-9760

 

Toolshed Audio Post, Inc
22024 Crespi Street, Los Angeles, CA, 91364, United States
+1 323-420-4679

 

Viktoria Studios
Kreuzbergstrasse 7,2.HH, 4. OG, Berlin, 10965, Germany
+49 30 467 98639

 

Voiceover Soho
33 Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4RR, United Kingdom
+44 207 437 3202

 

VSI Paris / Chinkel SA
23 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris, France
+33 153 200 808

 

Wim Pel Productions BV
Verrijnstuartweg 9, 1112AW Diemen, The Netherlands
+31 2046 10 444

 

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