Get Started with Mixing in Dolby Atmos

Whether creating in a commercial studio or your own personal one, here’s what you need to get started with mixing in Dolby Atmos.

What you need...

Pro Tools Studio or Ultimate

Get the most widely used and loved tool for creating immersive mixes. Pro Tools enables you to do all your Dolby Atmos mixing without leaving the software. Create objects at the touch of a button. And move sounds anywhere by integrating the Dolby Atmos Music panner.

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Dolby Atmos Production Suite

The Dolby Atmos Renderer is the brain of any Dolby Atmos setup. Mix and render everything on one computer—including mixing in Atmos binaurally on headphones—with the Production Suite. Or for multisystem projects, the Mastering Suite offers advanced controls and features for theatrical audio post.

Enhance your workflow...

Get more production power

Built to maximize Pro Tools performance, Pro Tools | HDX delivers unmatched DSP acceleration and scalability to handle the largest music mixes. With deeply integrated hardware and software, together they forge the most powerful and creative music recording system in the world.


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Immerse yourself in sound

You can monitor Dolby Atmos mixes with headphones binaurally, but to monitor with speakers, you’ll need at least 12 dedicated outputs. Pro Tools | MTRX and MTRX Studio go above and beyond, combining I/O, routing, and monitor control with speaker tuning all in a single interface.


Gain precision hands-on control

Deep Pro Tools integration. Powerful VCA control. Dual touch-sensitive joysticks. Avid S6 and S4 provide the most comprehensive Dolby Atmos workflows for the greatest mixing efficiency. Need a more budget-friendly solution? Avid S1 with the free Avid Control mobile app supports immersive mixing in a slimline surface.


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Distribute your music mixes

Give fans a whole new way to connect with your music through an immersive listening experience—as if they’ve stepped right into your song. Stream your Dolby Atmos Music on Apple Music, TIDAL HiFi, Amazon Music HD, and more with AvidPlay and keep 100% of your rights and earnings.

 

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Configure the Renderer

Learn about the Dolby Atmos Renderer and how to configure it in Pro Tools
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Prepare Your Mix

See how to create object tracks in Pro Tools to mix music in Dolby Atmos
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Get Certified

Boost your skills with official Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production training
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