Dolby Atmos is the name of a surround sound technology announced by Dolby Laboratories in April 2012 and supports up to 128 discrete audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds

Dolby Atmos is the name of a surround sound technology announced by Dolby Laboratories in April 2012, which was first utilized in Pixar's Brave.

The first generation cinema hardware, the "Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor" supports up to 128 discrete audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, the technology will initially be geared towards commercial cinema applications only, but may later be adapted to home cinema.

In addition to playing back a standard 5.1 or 7.1 mix using arrays, the system will give each loudspeaker its own unique feed, arranged as a hemisphere above the audience.

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