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Having worked on a project mixed in Dolby Atmos, here’s my 2 cents for what it’s worth. And no, I don’t work for Dolby. First, please go give Atmos a listen before you pass judgement. It is quite a promising and exciting technology, designed not to become obsolete in the next few years. While it does provide the opportunity to use the surrounds and ceiling ...


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There's a white paper here on the topic for more technical details: http://www.dolby.com/uploadedFiles/Assets/US/Doc/Professional/Dolby-Atmos-Next-Generation-Audio-for-Cinema.pdf My personal opinion? I think it will flop, at least to start with (although I hope it doesn't). I mean, most cinemas can't (or won't - you decide) even get 5.1 running correctly, ...


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An important thing to consider here is that a significant component of these platforms is that they're "object based" mixing tools and reproduction systems. They are usually implemented across large/r surround arrays, but the concept is intended to translate to bigger or smaller arrays as well. This object-based concept is about identifying a point source ...


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I highly recommend reading up some literature upon the post sound process, especially John Purcell's Dialogue book and Dave Yewdall's as well. I say all of this because I took at look at the questions you have asked on SSD, and all 3 seem to be considerably related/reformulated and all are quite rudimentary 'bread-and-butter' topics of post sound. This ...


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The short answer is "No". The long answer is: I did a study in university to find out if people can, as some people say, notice the difference between different audio codecs and different bit-rates of those codecs. So I created a program in which the subject could rate 'versions' of a song for quality. In this program, each song would have it's own page, ...


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Atmos is not targeted at home theaters, have you googled on atmos setups? it has a tremendous amount of 'horsepower' with lot's of speakers.. try fitting that into your livingroom :) MDA is a whole different animal. It is supposedly downward compatible, 'just' a PCM with extra metadata explaining where sounds should go. Atmos, works totally differently, ...


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I'm quite surprised about the overhead speaker part actually. Partly as humans don't do up and down directional hearing very well at all and also because I heard Dolby had experimented with it over 10 years ago and didn't get very good feedback on the results. I agree with Fred that I'd rather they put more effort to ensuring cinemas replay the audio better ...


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