This is Atmos at Metropolis.
Our state of the art studio is the highest resolution in the UK and built to enable both established and emerging artists to unlock the exciting potential of immersive audio.
With the loudspeakers arrayed at 30° of separation, the audio monitoring is designed to cater for all surround formats, including Dolby Atmos and 360RA. The rooms resolution sits at 11.2.8 with 11 loudspeakers in the horizontal 360’ plane, 8 height loudspeakers from front to rear and a sub array.
The control room pursues a flexible ‘hub studio’ approach allowing for multiple uses supporting all immersive mix workflows as well as album playbacks. The room is also connected to Studio A and B Live Rooms allowing us to record and broadcast live in any spatial format.
Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio format which uses object-based rather than channel-based delivery enabling the same master to scale to the number of speakers in any system, whether that’s a simple two-channel stereo, a 5.1 channel surround, a fully immersive 7.1.4 (or more!) surround system or a binaural representation on headphones. With Dolby Atmos, the artist is able to place each object in a precise 3-dimensional location, which will be rendered in real time during playback to the appropriate speaker in whatever system is available.