An Introduction to Dolby Atmos for Binaural Audio

Membership plan: Free | Topics: Game Audio and Immersive Technologies

Course overview

This course explores the creative possibilities offered by Dolby Atmos for 3D sound. Atmos is used by sound designers, music producers, or game audio developers to build immersive worlds.
This workshop uses the Dolby Atmos Production Suite within Ableton Live.

The key techniques explored can be applied to any other DAW (i.e. Logic or Pro Tools). Students can install the trial version of the Dolby Atmos Production Suite. A multi-channel speaker system is not required for this workshop. Binaural audio works with standard headphones.

What you'll learn

  • Identify the possibilities of Dolby Atmos
  • Install and configure the Dolby Atmos Production Suite
  • Utilise and apply Dolby Atmos tools
  • Build immersive binaural audio experiences via Dolby Atmos and explore the eco system

Who is this course for?

  • Sound designers looking to get started with binaural audio and Dolby Atmos
  • Music producers interested in exploring binaural audio and Dolby Atmos

Course content

  • Template for your own mixing: AbletonTemplate_22
  • Final Atmos mixed project.: AbletonTemplate_23
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What is Dolby Atmos_
  • Part 3: Setup_ the Renderer_ Dolby Audio Bridge, the Music Panner - Binuaral Settings Plug-in
  • Part 4: Beds, objects, the panner and automation - workflow discussion
  • Part 5: The Music Panner, the Binuaral Settings &the LTC Plug-in
  • Part 6: Binuaral Settings
  • Part 7: Music Panner Strategies
  • Part 8: Down Fold settings
  • Part 9: Music Panner settings
  • Part 10: Ambisonic Integration
  • Part 11: Basic plug-in configuration demo in Live
  • Part 12: Automation
  • Part 13: Master Exports
  • Part 14: Conclusion


  • A computer and internet connection
  • Dolby Atmos Production Suite (trial suffices)
  • Ableton Live or equivalent DAW (trial suffices)

Course schedule

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