Have you ever asked “what exactly is Dolby Atmos? or “how do mixers learn to produce content in the format? If you have then The Dolby Institute, in partnership with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, has launched the first free online training curriculum focused on Dolby Atmos.
Immersive Sound is big news at the moment. Last year we launched our blind upmixer shootout poll, which compared three market leading upmixer plug-ins, without anyone knowing which ones were being compared. We had a great response and it gives us great pleasure to at last reveal the results.
In this second free video tutorial Paul covers the divergence controls, the LFE send level control and the final 2 panner modes: Divergence Editing mode and Auto Glide mode in the surround panner in Pro Tools Ultimate.
This is the first in a 2 part free Pro Tools video tutorial series on the Pro Tools surround panner. In this first part Avid Certified Instructor Paul Maunder describe the X/Y and 3 Knob panning modes.
In this article, we are going to take a look at monitor controllers that support 7.1 and above. As there aren't a huge number we are not going to get into the debate about what constitutes a monitor controller as there is a school of thought that says that to be a monitor controller a system needs to handle EQ, delay as well as multiple sources. For the purposes of this roundup, we are going to look at units that can at least control the level and route different sources to a 7.1 speaker system or higher.
This is an article from our friends at Waves we thought you would be interested in reading. How is mixing in surround different than stereo mixing? There's more to it than you might think. Find out how to work with an expanded sound field, how to create realistic spatial effects, and how to avoid phasing issues and other pitfalls.
There are two schools of thought about what is OK to put in the LFE channel (the 0.1 channel) in 5.1, 7.1 etc. In this Heads or Tails article, Mike and Alan present their reasons for favouring one over the other.
Exponential Audio, the company behind plug-ins such as NIMBUS, R4 and PhoenixVerb, announce two brand new next-dimension surround reverb plug-ins - Stratus and Symphony.
The new reverb plug-ins address both an opportunity and a challenge - the ability to be more creative than ever before with post sound offering new surround formats and also the ongoing debate about intelligibility. Stratus and Symphony address both of these things.
Yulik Yagudin is the Chief Audio Engineer at CineLab SoundMix, which is a large audio post-production facility in Moscow, Russia and he contacted us wanting to share a different way to control the Dolby Atmos Panner plug-in.
At AES 2017 Nugen Audio have announced an update to ISL 2st and a preview of a 3D immersive extension to Halo Upmix, their acclaimed upmix plug-in.
Audio Ease, the makers of immersive impulse response reverbs Indoor and Altiverb and modelling software Speakerphone, have updated their Indoor reverb plug-in to take advantage of the new 7.1.2 bus structure now available in Pro Tools 12.8HD onwards.
In this tutorial from Sreejesh Nair, which was first posted on his Film Mixing And Sound Design blog, which we repost here with permission, Sreejesh takes us through how to use the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and compares it to the workflows using the Dolby hardware RMU. Over to you Sreejesh...
The introduction of the two new track and stem formats - with height channels - 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 in Pro Tools 12.8HD to support Dolby Atmos integration will require new versions of plug-ins as well as opportunities for plug-in developers to create new plug-ins to help with immersive sound workflows in Pro Tools.
Avid has now released Pro Tools 12.8HD with Dolby Atmos integration that they announced at Avid Connect on the run up to NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Everything in this story is for Pro Tools 12HD users owners unless otherwise stated. The highlights of the Pro Tools 12.8 release is support for 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 track and stem formats, one universal panner module for both stem and Dolby metadata panning, automated routing between stem and objects, support for the ADM BWAV file format making re-purposing of immersive content much easier and support for Pro Tools sessions on the Avid NEXIS storage systems.
Immersive Sound is big news at the moment. With expanded surround workflows being integrated into Pro Tools HD and major broadcasters only accepting and distributing 5.1 mixes, the role and use of "upmixer" plug-ins have become increasingly relevant. So we thought it would be good to run a blind listening test with the community. We want to find out which upmix plug-ins the community prefer, purely by listening to the results, without being swayed by knowing which brand's plug-ins have been used.