If you subscribe to Apple Music
, you can listen to available tracks in Dolby Atmos, which creates an immersive, three-dimensional (spatial) audio experience on stereo headphones or built-in speakers.
CLICK HERE to know more a bout Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music
In my opinion, Spatial Audio is Apple’s interpretation of Dolby’s 3D binaural settings, which the producer/engineer manually assigns for each track during a mix. Currently, Spatial Audio is not set up to read these manual assignments (off/near/mid/far) so therefore, it’s the listener’s personal choice if they want to listen with Spatial Audio or listen as the music was intended to be heard, in pure Stereo or Dolby Atmos. But regardless of choice, having Dolby Atmos available to us as music Producers and Engineers, is a huge step forward for our industry, the creatives and all of our listeners!
Please get in touch with Jeff Silverman if you would like to discuss mixing your next project in Dolby Atmos 3D immersive!
Below are some helpful resource links:
Why Dolby Atmos – Jeff Silverman – IC 2022 Magazine Article
A Deeper Look at Dolby Atmos Music
Buy Dolby Atmos music on IAA Immersive Audio Album