Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos
Music has arrived

A fully immersive audio experience is here.
Mix your music in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos

What is Dolby Atmos Music?

From surrounding to immersive, Dolby Atmos is the next step in the evolution of spatial audio. Dolby Atmos Music takes your listening experience beyond the ordinary and puts you “inside” of every song, giving you unparalleled clarity for every detail of the music.

Instead of left-to-right like we’re familiar with in stereo, you now have a 3D virtual mixing space with height, increased dynamic range and a dedicated sub (LFE) channel making the whole experience much more immersive and high fidelity.

Stefan Du Randt in the Studios 301 Dolby Atmos Suite

What is Dolby Atmos Music? How Does it Work?

So how does Dolby Atmos Music differ from the surround sound systems that we are used to? There are two key elements that define Dolby Atmos Music…

Stefan Du Randt breaks down DOBBY’s “Ancestor” Dolby Atmos Mix

Stefan Du Randt breaks down the mixing of DOBBY’s “Ancestor” in Dolby Atmos Music and highlights the tricks and techniques to mixing a track in spatial audio. 

Dolby Atmos Music is currently supported by these 3 major streaming services:

Apple Music Playlists to get you started

Don’t have a streaming subscription?

If you have headphones, we recommend that you visit the Dolby Atmos Visualizer on the Dolby website:

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Spotify support Dolby Atmos Music?

No. Spotify currently does not support Dolby Atmos. However, you can enjoy Dolby Atmos on 3 major streaming services: Apple Music, Amazon Music and TIDAL

How does Dolby Atmos Music work?

Dolby Atmos is object-based surround sound, allowing certain instruments or effects to be mapped to an object and manipulated around a virtual 3D space.

For example, the slide guitar leading into the chorus of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” pans down the middle from front to back and into the ceiling, as opposed to panning left and right in the stereo version.

What is dynamic head tracking?

Dynamic head tracking is a setting that allows you to “look” around the virtual 3D space by turning your head. For example, if a keyboard is set to be on the right of the listener, by turning your head to the right you will be able to hear that keyboard in front of you as if you were looking at it and everything that was previously in front of you is now coming from your left.

Why release your music in Dolby Atmos?

  • Dolby Atmos Music is quickly receiving widespread support across many devices and streaming services.
  • New releases stand out and have a greater possibility to be included on featured playlists.
  • Re-releasing your existing music in spatial audio is a great way to give your listeners a brand new experience and perspective.

Why use Studios 301 for Dolby Atmos Music?

Our Dolby Atmos mixing and mastering is done in a fully calibrated studio. We mix and master in a world-class stereo mastering room designed to be acoustically neutral, resulting in a mix that will translate across all Dolby Atmos systems.

If you’re a local artist, you have the added benefit of being able to attend a Dolby Atmos mix, hearing the full power of spatial audio in our calibrated studio.

What do we need for a Dolby Atmos mix?

We’ll need the following:

  • Credits (including mixing and mastering engineer)
  • Tempo/BPM and song structure (if the song was recorded without a click, let us know)
  • How many stem files we should expect
  • Final, signed off stereo master file
  • Mix Stems at 48kHz 24bit
  • Audio files in one zipped folder per song

Meet Stefan Du Randt

Taking the lead on implementing Dolby Atmos for music at Studios 301, engineer Stefan Du Randt has spent 2022 mixing close to a hundred songs in this new audio format for music and designed and calibrated our custom spatial audio mixing suite.

His diverse experience and passion for creating immersive projects for artists, alongside being one of Studios 301’s busiest recording and mix engineers, have led to some incredibly eclectic credits, including Mac Miller, Coldplay, Zedd, Thelma Plum, Guy Sebastian, Elton John, Polish Club, Thelma Plum and Nerve to name a few.

Stefan is equipped with the knowledge and experience to deliver an immersive and exciting spatial audio mix while staying true to the original intent and feel of the stereo master file.

Ready to take your music to the next level?

Book your Dolby Atmos mix today and hear the magic of spatial audio with your own music.