Next Pro Tools release to provide native Dolby Atmos mixing

Avid has announced that the forthcoming release of Pro Tools will offer native Dolby Atmos mixing, following a collaboration between the two companies.

The enhancement will streamline and integrate complex workflows, facilitating efficient audio mixing for the immersive audio format.

Pro Tools with native Dolby Atmos mixing is being showcased at the Avid booth during NAB 2017, Booth #SU902, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New features of Pro Tools will include built-in Dolby Atmos panning, deep Avid pro mixing control surface integration, advanced automation with the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU), and more.

Other enhancements include support for Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 audio stems with built-in fold-down logic, on-the-fly switching and automation between surround and object outputs, as well as synchronising audio and automation punches between input and playback modes in conjunction with the Dolby RMU. Additionally, support for ADM BWAV files – containing object metadata – makes remixing more efficient and economical for repurposing content.

“Dolby Atmos is becoming the hottest thing in cinema and home theatre, enabling filmmakers to deliver bigger, more immersive audio experiences,” said Dana Ruzicka, chief product officer at Avid. “We’ve worked closely with Dolby to deliver an unparalleled workflow to empower our user community of world-class audio professionals to raise the bar for immersive sound in movies, TV, music, and video games. It’s another example of the deeply integrated workflow you won’t find anywhere else, powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.”

Pro Tools with native Dolby Atmos mixing is available during the second quarter of 2017.