How Dolby Atmos Transforms Your Atlanta Home Theater Into an Epic Music Venue
Immersive Audio Is the Next Big Thing for Atlanta Music Lovers
Over the past few years, Dolby Atmos has been taking over home theater audio systems. The reason is simple: it sounds better than anything you’ve ever heard before. And it didn’t just improve movie soundtracks – it made music sound incredible as well. The only problem was that it couldn’t reproduce live music with the same impact. If you wanted to experience a live concert in your home, you’d have to settle for stereo. But recently, Dolby devised a way to improve live sound mixing, giving you a more immersive experience when listening to your favorite bands.
Live Music – the Atmos Difference
While movie buffs have enjoyed the detailed sound mixing of Dolby Atmos for a couple of years now, live music has remained behind the curve. Why? Because of the complexity of mixing multiple sounds at once as individual “objects” – the method that Atmos uses to create the immersive effect – was simply too difficult.
Earlier this year, however, Dolby figured out a solution. And it turns out the translation was easier than expected. According to Ian Morris at Forbes, “The files [used to record live music] contain key parts of the track separated out, so vocals, bassline, melody and drums are all given their own tracks. This is much like a multitrack sound system in a recording studio, but greatly simplified.” Ultimately, Dolby realized the technology already existed, and they improved on it.
That means you can hear live music with the same directional sphere of sound reproduced in your home theater. Venues like London’s Ministry of Sound now offer better-than-ever listening experiences. It also means that live concert streams and broadcasts can now air in the format. So if you’re a music buff who loves concerts, you’ll potentially be able to stream concerts with full Dolby Atmos on services like Vimeo.
A Step Forward?
Recently, former Beatle Paul McCartney announced a series of short documentaries recorded specifically for virtual reality streaming. While that’s cool, there was another tidbit of info that may be more relevant to your home theater sound system. Some of his old recordings would be remastered in Dolby Atmos.
This may represent a big leap forward in music recording. Not only will live music be available in the immersive audio format, but older tracks are being upgraded with it as well. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to enjoy the same quality and detail in your music as you do in your movies.
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