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 with just your laptop and headphones. Create objects at the touch of a button. And move sounds anywhere with the object-based panner in Pro Tools or with the Dolby Atmos Music Panner plugin (available as a separate download).

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Dolby Atmos Renderer

The Dolby Atmos Renderer is the brain of any Dolby Atmos setup, enabling you to mix and render everything on one computer—including mixing in Atmos binaurally on headphones. Plus, get advanced controls and features for theatrical audio post.

Save $200 USD—Pro Tools Studio and Ultimate annual subscribers can purchase the Dolby Atmos Renderer for just $99! If you're eligible, visit the "My Special Offers" page in your Avid Account to purchase.

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 II 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. Distribute your Dolby Atmos Music on Apple Music, TIDAL HiFi, Amazon Music Unlimited, and many more global streaming services with AvidPlay and keep 100% of your rights and earnings.


Get started fast...

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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