Surround sound is now going beyond 5.1 or even 7.1 discreet sound in the cinema with Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos.
I recently went to a Dolby Atmos screening in the state of the art cinema at Olympic Studios in Barnes (south west London), originally home of such legendary recording artists such as Hendrix, The Eagles, and a small combo you may have heard of known as The Rolling Stones. I watched a screening of Edge Of Tomorrow in Dolby Atmos which was sound edited and mixed by a UK crew, led by sound designer James Boyle and dubbing mixers Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor.
Bravo! To say it took my breath away is an understatement! What a demonstration of fabulous art and technology! Go give your ears (and your brain) a treat and see it in Dolby Atmos - but take something to catch your jaw! This is “Top Ear, not Top Gear”. My sound editor friend Ben, who used to work at De Lane Lea (where this was mixed) texted his ex-colleagues to congratulate them.
Manufacturers and content creators are looking for new ways to bring this technology to the home and German post production & sound design studio TonStudio24 in Munchen have posted a clever implementation and demonstration using New-Audio-Technology’s software:
Watch the video and let us know what you think (but remember to wear headphones)…could this help you tell a story or involve your listeners more?