Goodbye 2 Channel Stereo and HELLO Atmos Music

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The truth has been revealed, more is better. Two channel is better than mono, multi-channel is better two channel, and immersive audio is better than multi channel according to the engineers at Abbey Road studios. The recent AES conference before covid was all about "immersive audio"

If you are late to the party check out Doby's upcoming webinar series on Atmos Music creation:

 
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If you don't have an immersive rig setup yet watch how they roll at Abbey Road and it is pretty easy:
 

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I watched/listened to Roger Waters The Wall with Atmos. It was good... I liked it... but it in no way replaces my two-channel music listening.
 
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Don't miss tomorrows webinar on Dolby Atmos Music offered by John Ceri from Dolby. The intended audience is professional content creators and engineers and will likely lay out a roadmap of where these formats are heading:

 

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Once upon a time, 2 speakers were the minimum acceptable, then, 6 then, 8 now no less than 16...somebody makes money with something. Just a thought. Atmos music may be better but how many of us serious amateurs are able to follow the rising costs curve. Only a few I presume.
 
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Once upon a time, 2 speakers were the minimum acceptable, then, 6 then, 8 now no less than 16...somebody makes money with something. Just a thought. Atmos music may be better but how many of us serious amateurs are able to follow the rising costs curve. Only a few I presume.
That is a great point and brings up another question, how do you allocate your budget? If I were going purely two channel I would allocate more to two speakers than splitting the budget between 11 speakers in a 7.1.4 setup right? At the end of the day you have to make tradeoffs. The thing about Atmos music is they made it backward compatible so you can listen in two channel, it works in a car, etc. I am hoping they address some of those questions in the webinar series.
 
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Mastering class on Dolby Atmos coming up:
 
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