• Dolby Atmos for Content Creators

    • Unlock new creative and business potential with the world’s leading immersive audio technology.

      • For over 50 years, content creators and audio professionals have relied on Dolby to make soundtracks that inspire, amaze, and bring audiences into the story.

        Today, we continue to push the envelope for quality sound through innovations in immersive audio. Dolby Atmos® Content Creation Solutions enable you to easily create a three-dimensional sonic environment where you can precisely place and move individual sounds to deliver an entirely new entertainment experience. And because these intuitive tools integrate into your existing mixing, editing, and sound design workflows, you can start using them quickly and easily, staying focused on your creativity.

        Plus, with Dolby Atmos becoming more readily available across devices and content, it’s been embraced by both audiences and the world’s top content creators — which means growing business opportunities for you.

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        Explore a new dimension of creativity

        Dolby Atmos lets you precisely place and move sounds in three-dimensional space with the introduction of audio objects — and with much more precision compared to traditional surround. And with the addition of overhead speakers, you can create a fully encompassing soundstage to make listeners feel like they’re inside the experience.

        Tap into new business opportunities

        More movie titles, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs, TV series, and games are being created for the Dolby Atmos experience every day. More content — plus availability across devices, streaming services, and increasing consumer demand for the experience — all results in more business opportunity for you.

        Spend your time on your mix, not your deliverables

        Easily and efficiently generate all your channel-based deliverables from a single Dolby Atmos mix, for virtually any listening environment — cinema, home, mobile device, PC, or streaming services. Whether you need a 5.1 or 7.1 surround, stereo mix, or binaural or B-format render, the Dolby Atmos Renderer can create it.

        Your mix, optimized for any listening environment

        Dolby Atmos automatically optimizes content based on the number of speakers in the environment or device, so your mix delivers the best experience it can for cinema as well as Dolby Atmos enabled mobile devices, home theaters, sound bars, and even headphones.

        Stay creative using familiar workflows

        Intuitive Dolby Atmos content creation tools integrate easily with your choice of industry-standard workflows, so you can stay focused on the work, not the tools. With native panner integration in Pro Tools and Nuendo, plus support for industry-standard I/O hardware using Core Audio and ASIO, you can build the system that fits your workflow with support for both Mac® and PC.


        What’s new in the latest updates

        Mix with more control and efficiency

        • Streamline Dolby Atmos mixing with a new unified workflow and interface for configuration, metering, monitoring, and mastering of Dolby Atmos content.
        • Create and monitor headphone mixes with advanced binaural render mode metadata.


        Integrate easily with your choice of hardware and software

        • Access Dolby Atmos mixing workflows with native panner integration in Pro Tools and Nuendo.
        • Choose the I/O that fits your studio with support for ASIO and Core Audio interfaces.
        • Harness the I/O density and network ability of Dante I/O.


        Create deliverables effortlessly

        • Configure up to 20 different re-renders and get improved offline rendering.
        • Export to ADM BWF.


        Master and archive in high resolution

        • Master at 96k for a higher-quality 48k output.
        • Archive mixes in high resolution to future-proof your content.
      • Dolby Institute DA Gradient

        Dolby Atmos Workflow Tutorials

        Learn the essentials of Dolby Atmos content creation and delivery.

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        Dolby Atmos and the Evolution of Sound for Film and TV

        Curious about Dolby Atmos and just starting to dig in? Start here with an overview that provides a brief look back at the innovation leading to the release of Dolby Atmos and the amazing creative possibilities it enables.

      • Dolby Dealer Locator

        Get an in-person demo and consultation with experts on bringing Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite into your studio.

    • Create immersive audio mixes intuitively with your existing tools.

      • When mixing, your focus is on creating a great soundtrack, so we designed Dolby Atmos® content tools to integrate and work intuitively with your existing mixing solution.

        Building on top of the traditional surround approach, Dolby Atmos brings two key innovations to deliver an exceptional, immersive entertainment experience. The first is a pair of overhead bed channels, resulting in a 7.1.2 surround mix. The second key development is the introduction of audio objects — individual sources that can be placed anywhere in the room, independent of the surround beds, informed by metadata that places them based on X, Y, Z coordinates and the number of speakers available in the room.

        Whether you’re mixing in Pro Tools or Nuendo, the native integrations allow for easy routing and panning of sources to either the multichannel beds or to object busses, which are readily available in the I/O dropdown selection.

        The 7.1.2 bed audio, object audio, and metadata are routed from your audio workstation to the Dolby Atmos Renderer, which can monitor, record, and play back Dolby Atmos content. This will render the audio and metadata to your defined speaker configuration for monitoring, as well as rendering to standard channel-based layouts for both monitoring and deliverable creation. The Dolby Atmos Renderer also records Dolby Atmos master files used for encoding for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs and can export to BWF ADM, commonly used for encoding by streaming services.

          Dolby Atmos Workflow Diagram

      • C8 Gutter - Dolby Atmos Evolution of Sound 2

        Dolby Atmos and the Evolution of Sound for Film and TV

        Curious about Dolby Atmos and just starting to dig in? Start here with an overview that provides a brief look back at the innovation leading to the release of Dolby Atmos and the amazing creative possibilities it enables.

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        Blindspotting Receives the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

        Directed by Carlos López Estrada and cowritten and starring Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting received this year’s Dolby Family Sound Fellowship. The grant supported the filmmakers in augmenting the sound design and mixing the film in Dolby Atmos.

      • Dolby Dealer Locator

        Get an in-person demo and consultation with experts on bringing Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite into your studio.

    • Bring Dolby Atmos to your mix room.

      • Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite

        Create and deliver immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes for television, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs, music, and gaming with the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. Running on qualified hardware, this software solution provides the tools you need to mix in Dolby Atmos.

        Includes Dolby Atmos professional software tools:

        • Dolby Atmos Renderer software, which monitors, records, and plays back Dolby Atmos content. This software runs on a qualified Mac®- or PC-based workstation to transform it into a Rendering and Mastering workstation. It renders up to 128 inputs (made up of audio beds and objects with metadata) to your defined monitoring configuration, as well as rendering to standard channel-based layouts for both monitoring and deliverable creation. It also records the Dolby Atmos master file, used for encoding for Blu-ray and streaming services.
        • Three copies of the Dolby Atmos Production Suite (Mac only). This software-only solution enables editors, sound designers, composers, and others working in-the-box to open, play back, and make changes to Dolby Atmos projects.
        • The Dolby Atmos Conversion Tool for additional control over your Dolby Atmos master file deliverables with head/tail trimming, stitching, concatenation, and frame/sample rate conversion.


        Required materials not included:

        • A Pro Tools or Nuendo audio workstation & qualified Mac or PC workstation to run the renderer software


        For information on how to get the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite, please contact your local Dolby dealer.

        Dolby Atmos Production Suite

        For audio professionals contributing to Dolby Atmos experiences for film and episodic TV, gaming, and music, the Dolby Atmos Production Suite is a software-only solution that enables an in-the-box solution for editing and pre-mixing content. Running on a laptop with headphones or in an offline edit suite, editors, mixers, and sound designers can keep your project on track and on budget without tying up your A-room or dub stage.

        Interested in working in Dolby Atmos? Buy now from the Avid Marketplace.

        Compatible Solutions:

        • Pro Tools Software 12.8 or later
        • Avid S6
        • Avid S5
        • Steinberg Nuendo 8 or higher
        • Yamaha Nuage
        • Harrison MPC
        • AMS-Neve DFC


        To learn more about Home Entertainment Room Certification, click here.

      • C8 Gutter - Dolby Atmos Evolution of Sound 2

        Dolby Atmos and the Evolution of Sound for Film and TV

        Curious about Dolby Atmos and just starting to dig in? Start here with an overview that provides a brief look back at the innovation leading to the release of Dolby Atmos and the amazing creative possibilities it enables.

      • Blindspotting C8 - Gutter 760 x 760

        Blindspotting Receives the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

        Directed by Carlos López Estrada and cowritten and starring Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting received this year’s Dolby Family Sound Fellowship. The grant supported the filmmakers in augmenting the sound design and mixing the film in Dolby Atmos.

      • Dolby Dealer Locator

        Get an in-person demo and consultation with experts on bringing Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite into your studio.

    • Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification

      Provide the absolute best quality and service to your customers by getting training and the highest level of support directly from Dolby.

    • With the Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification, you will:

      • Save time and money

        Hit the ground running by becoming a Dolby Atmos Certified Studio. This certification ensures that your gear is configured, set up for optimum specifications, and ready to take on your first project.

      • Maximize efficiency and ensure QC approval

        We’ve worked closely with post-production partners, mastering over 500 Hollywood titles, to refine the best workflows. Thorough training for your staff ensures that the job gets done right the first time.

      • Meet requirements, exceed expectations

        With Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Certification, your clients get the assurance that your studio personnel have been trained by Dolby and that your facility has been commissioned by Dolby engineers.

      • Leverage the Dolby brand and reach

        Dolby’s website is updated monthly to promote the most current list of Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studios to assure clients that your facility is trained, has the proper equipment, and follows the best-practice workflow guidelines for creating the highest-quality content.

    • Learn the Dolby Atmos Workflow

      Get an in-depth overview of system configuration, project setup, creating immersive audio mixes, generating deliverables for Blu-Ray and digital delivery, and more.

    • Dolby Atmos Certified Facilities

      A Dolby Atmos Certified Studio is a professional studio that has met the following requirements:

        1. Criteria for room size, geometry, layout, and more
        2. Loudspeaker and amplification specifications
        3. Room acoustic criteria
        4. Mix and monitoring solution requirements and recommendations

        Find Out More

        Contact us to access technical documents, get additional details on the program, and talk to a Dolby representative.

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        Get an in-person demo and consultation with experts on bringing Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite into your studio.

    • Download documentation and find answers to technical questions.

      • Dolby Institute DA Gradient

        Dolby Atmos Workflow Tutorials

        Learn the essentials of Dolby Atmos content creation and delivery.