What is Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio format that empowers artists to create an enhanced sound experience with unparalleled depth and clarity. Unlike traditional stereo sound which is limited by two-channel audio, Dolby Atmos emulates how we perceive sound in a 3D space. Each sound is treated as an independent object in space that artists can precisely place, in order to create an immersive soundscape.


Where can Dolby Atmos be distributed?

Vydia currently delivers Dolby Atmos to Apple Music, as a service provided through our Content Operations team. Recognizing the growing prevalence of this listening technology, Vydia will be integrating a self-serve workflow into the platform in the coming months where users can upload their Dolby Atmos files alongside traditional stereo audio. 


Why mix audio in Dolby Atmos?

In addition to creating a better listening experience for fans, artists can also expect to receive additional incentives for adopting the technology. These incentives can include enhanced marketing opportunities designed to broaden their music’s reach, as well as potential increases in royalty rates.

Source: Bloomberg


What are the file specifications for Dolby Atmos?

  • Provide the Dolby Atmos file as a Broadcast Wave Format Audio Definition Model (BWF ADM) file.
  • All tracks within a project must be at the same frame rate.
  • All audio must be 24-bit linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) audio at 48kHz.
  • You must conform and sync the Atmos files with the stereo reference files for the same project.
  • The integrated loudness value should not exceed -18 LKFS measured as per ITU-R BS. 1770-4.
  • True-peak level should not exceed -1 dB TP measured as per ITU-R BS. 1770-4.
  • Note: Dolby Atmos audio files generated from stereo mixes are not allowed.

Full list of Apple specifications linked here



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