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Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio | Podcast

A new format in surround sound mixing By Hugh Robjohns
Published February 2022
Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio

David Gould, Director of Audio Content Solutions at Dolby Labs, chats to Hugh Robjohns about creating content in Dolby Atmos. Although used extensively in film, Dolby Atmos is now becoming a popular format for musicians, and David and Hugh discuss how you can incorporate this technology in your own studio.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:01 - Working With Headphones
07:45 - Beds and Objects
12:26 - Storing The Data
15:39 - Practical Applications
20:15 - Musicians Using Atmos
23:42 - Musical recommendations

David Gould - Biog

As Director of Audio Content Solutions at Dolby Labs, David Gould is responsible for creating products and solutions that will enable and inspire the music and audio post-production community to create content in the Dolby Atmos format.

David Gould - Director of Audio Content Solutions at Dolby LabsDavid Gould - Director of Audio Content Solutions at Dolby Labs

Prior to joining Dolby in early 2012, David was a Senior Product Manager at Avid Technology, where he was responsible for Pro Tools software. He started his career in London as a recording engineer at Abbey Road Studios, specialising in orchestral film scoring; in 2005 he joined Avid where he held various positions in technical sales before moving into product management.

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos goes beyond the capabilities of stereo and surround sound, unlocking a richer, fuller, and more immersive experience. Artists can now place individual elements of a song, revealing details with unparalleled clarity and depth.

Dolby Atmos demonstrations

Interviewer: Hugh Robjohns - Biog

Hugh Robjohns SOS Technical Editor c.2020Hugh Robjohns has been Sound On Sound's Technical Editor since 1997. Prior to that he worked in a variety of (mostly) sound-related roles in BBC Television, ending up as a Sound Operations Lecturer at the BBC's technical training centre.

He continues to provide audio consultancy and bespoke broadcast audio training services all over the world, lectures at professional and public conventions, and occasionally records and masters acoustic and classical music too!

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