NAMM 2019: PMC joins Dolby and Universal Music to debut Dolby Atmos for music

The Dolby Atmos demos will be conducted by Steve Genewick, senior engineer at Capitol Studios, and producer Greg Penny who has worked with artists such as Elton John and k. d. lang.
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PMC Dolby Atmos system at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

PMC Dolby Atmos system at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

PMC has partnered with Dolby and Universal Music to showcase Dolby Atmos at NAMM 2019.

The Dolby Atmos showcase will take centre stage at PMC’s booth (16112).

PMC, through its award-winning monitor system, will play music from albums that have been mixed and re-mixed at Universal Music’s Capitol Studios in the new Dolby Atmos format.

PMC’s large, active three-way MB3-XBD-A monitors will form the left, right and centre channels of the 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system, with the rest of the system comprising four PMC twotwoSub2 monitors and a total of 16 Wafer 1 compact slimline monitors for the surround, rear and height channels. The set-up is similar to the system used to showcase Dolby Atmos in PMC’s popular Masters of Audio seminars at the AES show in New York.

The music will be played back using the Dolby Atmos renderer software, Pro Tools and Focusrite RedNet I/O.

“We are really thrilled to be partnering again with Dolby on this project, which is designed to showcase the benefits of mixing in Dolby Atmos, the leading immersive audio solution adopted by the audio post and music mixing community,” said Maurice Patist, president of PMC USA.

The Dolby Atmos demos will be conducted by Steve Genewick, senior engineer at Capitol Studios, and producer Greg Penny who has worked with artists such as Elton John and k. d. lang. Dolby’s Ceri Thomas and Tony Cariddi will also be on hand to answer specific technical questions, as will various members of PMC USA’s technical team.

Patist added: “Our relationship with Dolby and Universal Music is now so well established that PMC is seen as the benchmark when it comes to monitoring Atmos music and post-production projects. We have also built a Dolby Atmos room for Universal Music in Nashville and we’ll be collaborating on a second room at Capitol Studios later this year.”

During NAMM 2019, PMC will also showcase other products from its large range of professional monitors, including its twotwo series and the result6 compact nearfield reference monitor that was launched in 2017.

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