Dolby brings Atmos to music producers and clubs

Not content with bringing its next-gen "three-dimensional" surround sound from the cinema to the home, it looks like Dolby now wants to soundtrack your night out.

The next step for Dolby Atmos will be targeting music producers and DJs, and in turn the clubs they play in, to bring next-gen sound to the dancefloor.

Billboard reports Dolby has adapted its Atmos technology for music production software, allowing producers and DJs to more accurately position sounds within a room. Ideal for clubs, so long as they have the necessary Dolby tech in place of course.

Right on cue, Dolby is holding a press event at Ministry of Sound on December 11th, promising to unveil "the evolution of the world's most iconic sound system" and "an exclusive Dolby sound experience". So we're merrily putting two and two together.

Either way, it seems Dolby is intent on extending the reach of its Atmos sound technology. We'll bring you more details as soon as we have them.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).