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Getting Started with Dolby Atmos Music Mixing

Getting Started with Dolby Atmos Music Mixing

What is Dolby Atmos?
Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio format for music and audio visual content that delivers a spectacular experience and amazing sound quality to listeners at...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 1:05 PM
What DAWs support Dolby Atmos?
 Dolby Atmos workflows are integrated into many of the world’s leading DAWs.  Supported DAWs include Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, and Steinbe...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:45 AM
How do I set up a mix in Pro Tools?
You can use either the native Pro Tools panner or the AAX version of the Dolby Atmos Music Panner to create a Dolby Atmos mix when connected to a Dolby Atmo...
Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 at 4:28 PM
How do I set up a mix in Logic?
You can use the AU version of the Music Panner to create an Atmos mix when connected to a Dolby Atmos renderer.  First, make sure that your Logic projec...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:47 AM
How do I set up a mix in Ableton?
You can use the VST3 version of the Music Panner to create an Atmos mix when connected to a Dolby Atmos renderer.  First, in Ableton, open the Preferenc...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:49 AM
How do I set up a mix in Nuendo?
You can use either the VST3 version of the Dolby Atmos Music Panner or the integrated Nuendo VST Multipanner to create an Atmos mix when connected to a Dolb...
Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 at 4:40 PM
How should I use the center channel?
The Center channel is not as common in music use cases as it is in the audio/visual content world. However, it can be a useful addition in your mix. Consid...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:51 AM
What should I use LFE for?
The whole sound field is available to emulate the bass management that might occur in consumer equipment, this can be done in the "Speaker" tab of...
Thu, 14 Nov, 2019 at 3:34 PM
How do I know how loud my mix is?
 Loudness is a measure of the overall perceived amplitude of a track. It is related to mix level only in so much as it is in line with how comfortable your...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Is there a loudness target for music mixed in Dolby Atmos?
Yes. -18 LKFS (integrated). This is in line with popular music services. Version 3.4 of the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and Mastering Suite provide both re...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 11:59 AM