What is all the fuss about regarding Spatial Audio?

Apple have released a new feature in its latest update 10.7.2, this includes integrated Dolby Atmos tools for mixing and exporting songs as spatial audio.




Below an extract from Apple.com


Welcome to the next generation in sound. It’s never been easier to go beyond stereo and create fully immersive spatial audio mixes using integrated Dolby Atmos tools. Expand your songs into a vibrant three-dimensional experience and export to a Dolby Atmos file that’s compatible with Apple Music. Whether you’re working in a recording studio with a Dolby Atmos multispeaker system or using a notebook with headphones for binaural monitoring of your surround mix, Logic Pro provides a spatial audio authoring workflow for everyone.



Added Bonuses

  • Mix and export your music as a Dolby Atmos spatial audio file, ready to be uploaded to Apple Music

  • The new 3D Object visual, helps users see where they are placing their sounds around the listener i.e. behind, in front, to the left or right. See visual above

  • Surround-enabled plug-ins are optimized to work in Dolby Atmos and provide all the tools you need to create a professional-sounding spatial mix, like the music professionals.

  • Mixer level meters and surround panners now support Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 — including height channels

Important announcement


A lot of people are asking how they can how they can go back from a Atmos mix to a stereo mix. You can do this by creating Project Alternatives.


Go to File > Project Alternatives > change the name of your session by selecting > Edit Project Alternatives > Rename> the track i.e. track name Stereo > Done


Then to create another Project Alternative for Atmos Dolby mixes select

File > Project Alternatives > New Alternatives >- enter track name Spactial Audio > OK


Now you can jump between the two projects, i.e Stereo version and Atmos Dolby Spatial Audio version.




If you are using Spatial audio, what do you think of it?



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